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Cold war veterans

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Social Studies High School Low ELL

Cold War Veterans

Men serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Cold War suffered extreme stress as they prepared daily for nuclear war. But when the Cold War ended, they were not recognized as veterans because they weren’t technically in combat. In this public radio story you hear from several Air Force pilots who flew on nuclear training missions who are disappointed they are not treated like other combat veterans. It explores their fight for recognition as veterans by the federal government.

US History II Cold War

Story Length: 4:32

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Eric Molinski, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 12/27/2008

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