Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

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25 July 2009

Cold War: Maj. Rudolph Anderson, Jr.

Major Rudolph Anderson, Jr. was born September 15, 1927 in Greenville, South Carolina. He served with the United States Air Force 4080 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing of Laughlin AFB as a U-2 pilot. Anderson – the only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis – was shot down near Banes, Cuba on October 27, 1962. Anderson was also the first recipient of the Air Force Cross, and posthumously received the Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart and Cheney Award, as well.
Photos taken from Anderson’s U-2, as well as other spy planes, later proved that nuclear missiles were present in Cuba.

Rudolph Anderson

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