Friday, March 24, 2017

History: Maryland's Nuclear Moment 50 Years Ago




Grantsville, MD - In March, I was fortunate to contribute an article to Blue Ridge Outdoors on a nuclear disaster that nearly played out in the low mountains of Western Maryland.

On January 13, 1964, a B-52 armed with two thermonuclear bombs crashed into Big Savage Mountain near Grantsville, Maryland. The weather was so poor  estimates range from -10 to 10 degrees with three feet of snow accumulating  that the crash for some crew members was just the beginning of an unfolding nightmare.

It's a compelling story of inspiring bravery from the pilots, as well as the courageous efforts of a small town pulling together to do the right thing in the harrowing shadow of an unthinkable outcome. 

Another Western State Adds Varsity Lacrosse

For several years I've contributed lacrosse articles to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  This week I w...