Cuban Missle Crisis - I remember Dad packing the truck with food and water,etc. We were to go to someone's cabin way up in Northern Idaho (somewhere) if the alert went off. He packed so much, I remember Mom saying if he put a deck of cards in there, she was leaving then!!! They had us unlock the horses gates at the stables. I was relieved that the horses would have a chance (they could run to the desert) until my Dad told me that it was in case they (our Dads) ran out of food on the base, they could EAT the horses!!! At that stage I realized how serious this was!!
It has only been recently that civilians have realized how close we came.