Brigantine Historical Society presents the story of NORAD Tower No. 4

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In 1961 a NOARD early warning radar tower, six stories high, was built in the open ocean 65 miles off of our coast. It was the Cold War and the U.S. government had to do whatever was necessary to protect against a nuclear attack. The tower was manned by both civilians and members of the armed forces.

From the early stages of construction questions were raised about the design of the tower. A number of men complained about the constant shaking of the tower but the government delayed taking any action until it was too late.

Join the Brigantine Historical Society for a film prepared by the History Channel detailing the event and efforts to save the men who were on board when the tower developed serious problems.

Don Slutzky, a Brigantine resident, who worked on the tower prior to the incident will comment on the tower’s problem and what action the government took after the collapse and how the families of the men on the Tower were informed.

The showing will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7 at the Brigantine Museum, 3309 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd.

Submitted by Mike Trendler

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