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Lodi’s Cold War secret

Military communications center off Turner Road played vital role for U.S.

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Ron Russell/Courtesy photograph

Technicians Ronald Russell, front, and David Denham work on the customer service switchboard at the Lodi AUTOVON station, receiving calls for network assistance from military users in 1978.

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Lodi was once home to a secret communications center that played a key role for the U.S. military during the Cold War and the Vietnam War.

6 images

Ron Russell/Courtesy photograph

Technicians Ronald Russell, front, and David Denham work on the customer service switchboard at the Lodi AUTOVON station, receiving calls for network assistance from military users in 1978.