Charles G. Simpson

Articles by Charles G. Simpson

26 October 2012

On the brink of war -- and childbirth -- in Idaho

Charles G. Simpson

I completed missile officer training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and reported to the new Titan I squadron -- officially known as the 569th Strategic Missile Squadron -- at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho in February 1962. My wife Carol and I departed Sheppard in our new sports car, stopping at the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas along the way.