Cuban Missile Crisis

Janie Gould

The Kennedy Bunker was built to accommodate President John F. Kennedy and his family and staff if they had been in Palm Beach during a nuclear attack.  The fallout shelter, buried 12 feet underground, was just minutes away from the Kennedy compound. It's on Peanut Island, near the Port of Palm Beach. 

Several years ago, three military veterans talked with Janie Gould about how close the world came to nuclear war in October 1962.