In the middle of the night, in the grip of a cold, storm whipped Atlantic Ocean, a rogue wave struck an already weakened radar station improbably built 100 miles off the coast of New Jersey. With generators still powering its own lights, mounds of water passed the stricken tower until a giant wave slammed it into the sea. The 4,000 pound iron platform immediately sank ultimately resting 180 feet below the surface. Twenty eight men were lost that night — all in the name of an extra 15 minutes warning of a surprise Soviet attack.Thus image credt Readers Digest. This story is in my book, 15 Minutes.
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