Nuclear Birds in the Everglades: The 2nd Missile Battalion 52nd Air Defense Artillery: 1962-1979

Nuclear Birds in the Everglades: The 2nd Missile Battalion 52nd Air Defense Artillery: 1962-1979

by Charles D. Carter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540657053
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/12/2017
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 889,377
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

About the Author: Charles D. Carter is a Cold War military historian. He entered the Army in 1962 during the outbreak of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was assigned to the 2nd Missile Battalion 52nd ADA. Charles served as a Section Control Operator in the launch area of Battery C in Carol City and later in Key Largo at Battery B where he was honorably discharged in December 1965. Upon separation, he remained in the Army Reserves for twelve additional years. During that time he trained as a combat medic during the Vietnam War.

From 1968 until 1972, he worked for IBM at Kennedy Space Center as an Aerospace Technician on the Saturn V Launch Team. There, his duties included installation of the Flight Control Computer, Guidance Computer, and Launch Vehicle Control Computer as a launch team member for all Apollo lunar landings. In 1969, he was awarded the prestigious NASA Manned Space Flight Awareness Award by Dr. Wernher von Braun.

In 1972, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he served in public safety for over thirty years. After an appointment as a Senior Special Assistant to the Secretary of State by the Honorable Max Cleland, former U.S. Congressman 1987, he founded the National Emergency Communications Institute (NECI)

In 2007, became a Certified Litigation Specialist and expert witness specializing in public safety lawsuits. He retired as a litigation consultant in 2012 and relocated to Palm Springs, California where he and his wife Nancy live.

He was selected as a Gilman Scholar in 2014 and the Universidad de Jaen for a year to study and earn a minor degree in Spanish. while there, he continued to write Nuclear Birds in the Everglades.

After he completed the academic year in Spain, he and his wife moved to a small fishing village on the Adriatic Sea in Kastel Kambelovac, Croatia. After six months of writing, he moved to Normandy, France where he continued his writing until returning to the United States in July 2016 to complete the book.

He lectures and continues to write about his experiences and the history of The Cold War, Nike Hercules missiles, and the Apollo/Saturn V Space Program. The United States Army Center for Military History and Miami History Museum have published his work.

He will complete his degree at California State University at age 72 in Spring of 2018.

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