The man who saved the world, the student who told his story

Though it was the height of the Cold War, it was unbearably hot.

Inside a Soviet submarine lurking in the depths of the Caribbean Sea in October 1962, the air conditioning had stopped working and the temperature was more than 120 degrees, said 14-year-old history buff and Gulf Breeze Middle School graduate Max Mateer. He painted a grim picture of what the sub’s crew was facing.

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