Monday, November 19, 2012

Keeping the Peace

“Missile envy”
by David C.

Initially my job with supplier quality control was at 32nd and Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1989, the program was moved to Valley Forge. We worked on the awesome MK-21 missile program. This missile was capable of firing multiple atomic warheads. I could not imagine anyone using such a weapon. I guess it deserved the name "Peacekeeper." Although I gave over 100 percent to the job, I secretly hoped there would never be an occasion to use it. So far, we are in the clear. Nevertheless, to this day I wonder, "What if?"