50th anniversary of U.S.-Russian standoff is this month

Published: Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 05:43 PM.

"I know personally I thought we were going to war with the Russians," Sanders said. "I was mighty relieved when Russia turned around. I was a high school kid that really didn’t care a whole lot about what was going on in the world, but this brought everything back very quickly that what went on at Cherry Point was serious business and it impacted the security of the nation and ultimately the world."

To purchase a copy of the book, which costs $14.95, call the Havelock Chamber of Commerce at 447-1101, Danny Walsh at 447-5630, or email hwwhitten@aol.com. 


H. Wayne “Flash” Whitten, author of Countdown to 13 Days and Beyond, a book about Cherry Point’s role in the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years ago, will speak at a special event on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Institute of Aeronautical Technology at the Havelock Campus of Craven Community College. Whitten is a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point during his career as an electronic countermeasures officer.

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