By James Wentz
For the Herald 

Mike Macovitch was Airman at Claysburg Air Force Station



October 20, 2022

Submitted photo

Airman Michael Macovitch

Last month my writing colleague at the Herald, Joseph Walk, featured the history of the Claysburg area in his "Newcomers to the Cove" column. As a U.S. Air Force Veteran, he was especially fascinated to discover that a Cold War Air Force facility once claimed Clayburg as its home between 1952-61.

We have a former serviceman at the base still living among us. Michael Macovitch, 89, of East Main Street, Roaring Spring, Taylor Township, was an airman stationed there between 1954-56. He met, courted and married my cousin, Hazel Mock of East Sharpsburg, in 1955, so I have known him since that ti...

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