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Inside A Titan II Missle Silo

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FJ Alaska Banner AdIn the 1980s there were 54 Titan II missile silos across the U.S.  Those missile carried the largest land-based nuclear warhead ever developed.  Today, this is the only one of those site you can visit…

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Glen Miller – Musician and Soldier

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A Roadside Stopper

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The Son of a US President

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