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Former B-52 pilot to tell tales of the Cold War at Veterans Museum Broomfield on March 11

Former Veterans Museum Broomfield president and treasurer Colonel Lew Moir was on the front lines of the Cold War (and over Vietnam) for most of his 28 years on active duty
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Lew Moir

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VETERANS MUSEUM BROOMFIELD
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What was it like to be on constant alert as a B-52 bomber commander during many of the tense years of the Cold War?

Former Veterans Museum Broomfield president and treasurer Colonel (ret.) Lew Moir was on the front lines of that Cold War (and over Vietnam during a hot one) for most of his 28 years on active duty.

Raised on a farm in Iowa, Col. Moir joined the Air Force in 1956 after a lack of funds kept him from completing his college education. Little did he know of the adventures that awaited him: piloting F-86 Sabre jets; training on America’s front-line bomber, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress; being on constant alert during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis; and flying countless missions for the Strategic Air Command as a B-52 commander over the U.S. and Soviet Union, armed with nuclear weapons.

Between 1968 and 1969, Moir flew 75 combat missions over both North and South Vietnam. His plane was attacked just once near the border between North and South Vietnam. Old pilots love to tell “war stories,” and Col. Moir’s are some of the best.

The presentation will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023. The Veterans Museum Broomfield is located at 12 Garden Center, on Midway Boulevard about a quarter-mile east of Wadsworth, and is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call the museum at (303) 460-6801.

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