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Van Nuys group keeps alert to shield Valley
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Leach, Larry
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated July 29, 1963 partially reads, "While most of the people who live in the Valley go about their daily business, only occasionally thinking of the cold war, there are men headquartered in Van Nuys who think of nothing else but a 'hot war' which could go off any minute. These men, in command of the 4th Missile Battalion (Nike-Hercules), 65th Artillery, are on 24-hour alert, ready to intercept and destroy any aircraft or missile from a foreign country which may be headed for Southern California." Photograph caption reads, "Lt. Kemp, Maj. Hemphill, Lt. Col. Moore inspect missile - Van Nuys Nike Zeus base, on constant alert, protects Valley area from attack."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
United States.--Army
United States.--Army.--4th Missile Battalion
Guided missile bases--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Antiaircraft missiles--United States
Military weapons--United States
Soldiers--United States
Military readiness
Air weapons
Nike rocket
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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