Thursday, October 2, 2014

Montville veteran steered ship during Cold War

This came across my inbox this morning and I thought I'd share.

The lead-in does not present the whole story. What Mike experienced was normal interaction with the Soviets, especially offshore of every US Naval base in the world. I experienced it myself every time we put to sea.

This story is an example of what I had originally hoped this blog to become -

A place where Cold War Vets who were proud of their service could share what they did during the Cold War.

If you would like to share what you did during the Cold War, connect with me at and we can get your story shared for all to see.

In the Military: Mike Downe, 65, joined the Navy in 1968 during the Vietnam War...

To read more:

The Proud Cold Warrior


Where did you serve? Military or Civilian? Stateside or Overseas. Fulda Gap? Berlin? NATO? CIA? State Department? The Dew Line? On a Missile Battery? Down in a Silo? At Sea? Under the Sea? In the Air? According to the VA over 26 million Vets are still alive. I'd bet that most served in the 1945-1991 time frame and I'd like to share your story on this blog. As long as it isn't still classified, email me with your story and I will post it here.