Sunday, November 27, 2011

Atomic Soldier

I recently checked out a book from the local library.   It is about atomic testing.   The book is very good.   In this particular book there was a note written in blue ink by an individual.
It appears that his name is David Baird and that he lives here in Florida.   I see that the note was written 15 years ago.   I have tried unsuccessfully to make contact with this individual.    I think that he would be an interesting individual to talk to.    Does anyone know of this individual?   Any information would be helpful.
Here is a picture of the atomic blast Upshot-Knothole - Encore.
I wonder if Mr. Baird was in this picture.
Or maybe in this picture.
The Atomic Soldiers, as they are known, were  brave men from a bygone era.    It was a much different world back then.
It must have been an awesome site for those who were there and fortunately according to Mr. Baird he didn't suffer any ill effects.   The movie Nightbreaker starring Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez was a good movie about the soldiers participating in the atomic tests.   There is also a good book Atomic Soldiers which also describes the experiences of the soldiers at the Atomic Test Site.   I have had the good fortune of having visited the Nevada Atomic Test Site.   It was very interesting from a historical perspective.
Have a nice day and enjoy life.    Lew

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