Graeme Decarie has a question about 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Can you answer his question?

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On Feb. 25, 2019 Graeme Decarie (who was teaching at MCHS that year) wrote regarding the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis:

I’ve just been watching a very long series on the Cuban Revolution. There was a point – I think it was about 1962 – that the U.S. and Russia came within an inch of world nuclear war. I remember the day well.

I had just arrived to start the day. I walked to the front door. The sidewalk and the steps were jammed with students – all talking in high voices of fear and even terror. I heard the voice of a girl, choking her tears, “And I’m not even married yet…”

I’ve often wondered who that girl was. And whether she ever did get married.

Does anybody remember that?

Graeme Decarie

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Who was that girl? Did she ever get married? Maybe somebody out there knows, and will let us know.

I remember that day also.

I’m reminded that I recently read a book that included a description of what went on during the Cuban Missile Crisis; the book is entitled: Road to Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into Vietnam (2018).

A Sept. 13, 2018 review of the book, at the Washington Independent Review of Books website, can be accessed here.

 

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