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Old 02-19-2016, 04:29 PM   #5
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I think this was a Soviet satellite crashing to earth. The only soldiers readily available to go to the site would be active Army guys from the Nike sites around Pittsburgh. The nearest sites were in Irwin and Cowansburg. The units were HQS, B and C Batteries, 3d Battalion, 1st Artillery. The higher headquarters, the 18th Air Defense Group, was at Oakdale near the Pittsburgh airport. If I were a local interested in this incident, I'd find some of those old Nike soldiers and ask them about it.

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