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Obama to Honor 28 Victims of 1961 Tower Collapse

Sunday, 30 Jan 2011 10:47 AM

 

BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will soon recognize the sacrifice of 28 men killed five decades ago when a Cold War radar station collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean.

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's office says his staff expects in the next week to deliver a letter from Obama to a victim's son, honoring all the victims and their families.

The hurricane-weakened Texas Tower No. 4 went down in a wild winter storm on Jan. 15, 1961.

The tower was one of three built off the northeastern U.S. for the Air Force to give earlier warning of a Soviet air attack.

But Texas Tower No. 4 was weakened when it was belted by Hurricane Donna in September 1960. Fourteen civilians and 14 airmen were on board trying to fix and maintain it when it collapsed.

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