Bravo 1962

Photos provided by Tom FitzGerald

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PFC Alvie Prater leaning on PAR
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Group of 8 soldiers behind deuce and a half carrying the BCC Standing (L to R) Walker Finley, Charles Toler, Alvie Prater, Robert Findlay, Gale Scott, Johnnie Garrison. Kneeling: Sgt Melvin Tucker, Gerald Kendrick
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The kitchen tent on the left and mess tent on the right. In the background is Riviera Canal and the houses on the opposite side.
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Looking south from atop the bunker. A launcher with the salt pond, South Roosevelt Blvd, Smathers Beach and the Florida Straits in the background.
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PAR, CWAR and ROR set up near the bunker on the south side of Government Road.
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Looking East, the PAR shiloetted against the sunrise.
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Looking Southeast, the CWIR is set up on a temporary berm with the west end of the Key West airport runway in the background. In the foreground is the BCC van next to the "Sugar Shack" where the crew slept on hot status. Note: the Continuous Wave Illuminator Radar was used until it was replaced by the HPIR.
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Frontal view of the launcher in photo above (B6205) looking east
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Launcher B46 with Bertha Street and Key West High School in the left background

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