Wednesday also Hero

Col. Stanislav Petrov

“On September 26, 1983, Stanislav Petrov averted a potential nuclear war by refusing to accept that the United States had launched missiles against the USSR, despite the indications given by his computerized early warning systems. The Soviet computer reports were later shown to have been in error, and Petrov is credited with preventing World War III and the devastation of much of the Earth by nuclear weapons. Because of military secrecy and international policy, Petrov’s actions were kept secret until 1998.”
–from Wikipedia


We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look.

2 Responses to Wednesday also Hero

  1. Crazy Politico April 6, 2006 at 12:56 am #

    It’s amazing how close we came on a couple of occasions to nuclear war, and cooler heads kept VERY bad things from happening.

    Thanks Colonel!

  2. Meg April 6, 2006 at 12:40 pm #

    WOW. What an amazing story.

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