Near Blythe in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Desert Strike also led to new tactics for military river crossings on the nuclear battlefield.
This monument is dedicated to the Cold War Veterans who served here and especially for the thirty-two warriors who gave their lives during this exercise which in itself, contributed to the end of the Cold War.
Erected 2006 by E Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069 and the 101st Airborne Division Association, in cooperation with the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Palm Springs Field Office. (Marker Number 127.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 33° 43.823′ N, 114° 39.666′ W. Marker is near Blythe, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on Midland Road 10 miles north of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Midland Long Term Visitor Area. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blythe Intake (approx. 8.4 miles away); Palo Verde Irrigation District Diversion Dam (approx. 8½ miles away); 390th Bomb Group (H) (approx. 8.6 miles away); Giant Desert Figures (approx. 9.1 miles away); In Memory of Hualapai Ancestors (approx. 11.1 miles away in Arizona); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 11.7 miles away in Arizona); Ehrenberg Cemetery (approx. 11.7 miles away in Arizona).
Also see . . . Armed Forces: Non-War Is Hell. New York Times, June 5, 1964 article on the Desert Strike war games. (Submitted on January 4, 2011.)
Categories. • War, Cold •
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