March-April 2014 | The VVA Veteran

The Florida Keys conjures images of Hemingway and Margaritaville, but it was also the closest point to our Cold War enemies. Nineteen-year-olds were entrusted with defending against air attacks from Cuba. Historian Marc Leepson discusses Key West’s military installations at the height of the Vietnam Conflict and the Cold War, and describes what it was like to be on active duty on the beach while the Vietnam War raged on the other side of the world.

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