Claude Mounce: Interview

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Mounce, Claude
Claude Mounce, U.S. Navy, Cuban Missile Crisis (Interviewed April 5, 2006) October 18 to the 29th of 1962 was the Cuban missile crisis. Claude Mounce saw it up close and personal, but he'll tell you that at the time he had no idea it was such a big deal. As a pilot off a carrier that was part of the blockade, it was his job to fly the photographer to where the Russian ships were approaching. Photos were taken and sent back to Washington, where Pres. John Kennedy and his military advisers were convinced that the Soviets were planning to stockpile warhead missiles to bases in Cuba. It became one of the most critical political standoffs in our history.
KAMU-TV (Television station : College Station, Tex.); Turbiville, Tom
MovingImage; interview; Oral histories
Mounce, Claude; Veterans--United States--Interviews; United States. Navy; Cold War
Veterans of the Valley
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Items in this collection were donated to Cushing Memorial Library and Archives in 2017 by Tom Turbiville

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From "Veterans of the Valley," a television series created by host Tom Turbiville and produced at KAMU-TV’s studio on the Texas A&M University, College Station campus

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reformatted digital
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Catalog Key: 03-VOTV-Mounce_Claude-video

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