Richard S. Heyser dies

Lt. Col. Stephen Heyser, the U-2 pilot who shot the first photographs of ballistic missile launch sites in Cuba during the 1962 missile crisis, died Oct. 6 at the age of 81.

Col. Heyser said, in a 2005 interview, that nobody was more relieved than he that the crisis ended peacefully. He said he had no desire to go down in history as the man who started World War III.

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