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Old 16 January 2019, 18:27
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28th Anniversary of Desert Storm.

I remember watching the aircraft fly over our heads heading into Iraq to begin the war on this day 28 years ago. I have had many health problems since the war but I'm proud to have been there. I was a dismount FO with C Company 7/6 Inf. attached to Task Force 1/37 Ar TF Dragon, 1st AD.
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Old 16 January 2019, 23:43
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I remember watching the aircraft fly over our heads heading into Iraq to begin the war on this day 28 years ago. I have had many health problems since the war but I'm proud to have been there. I was a dismount FO with C Company 7/6 Inf. attached to Task Force 1/37 Ar TF Dragon, 1st AD.
Thank you for your service!
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Old 17 January 2019, 00:11
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Old 17 January 2019, 00:15
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I was thinking what Whitebean said, before I read his words.

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Old 17 January 2019, 00:43
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I missed it by a couple of hours. Was my first sailing job after I got out of the Navy, USNS Capella. We had just dropped off a load of tanks and trucks at Jubail, and were heading back to Germany. The war started maybe two hours after we cleared the Straight of Hormuz.

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Old 17 January 2019, 00:43
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I spent the entire combat phase of that war aboard a broken down missile sub that sat next to a pier nursing multiple reactor coolant leaks. We got a National Defense Ribbon for sitting next to the pier. We called it the CNN Medal because we got it for watching someone else halfway around the world fight a war on CNN.
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Old 17 January 2019, 00:48
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I was glued to my TV. Thank you for your service. I'm old.
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Old 17 January 2019, 01:35
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W Division USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. We weren't quite there for D-Day, but were steaming around the Arabian Peninsula enroute. I listened to the opening blows on the BBC broadcasting from Oman.
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Old 17 January 2019, 08:23
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Old 17 January 2019, 08:55
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I spent the entire combat phase of that war aboard a broken down missile sub that sat next to a pier nursing multiple reactor coolant leaks. We got a National Defense Ribbon for sitting next to the pier. We called it the CNN Medal because we got it for watching someone else halfway around the world fight a war on CNN.
I was on SSBN 658 next to Canopus. We did go to sea. Not that we wpuld have been utilized. We were fighting a very cold war..
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Old 17 January 2019, 10:01
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That was my first deployment attached to VFA-15 on the USS TR (CVN-71). As the FNG, I gloriously slung slop in the galley and then cleaned shitters and showers. :)
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Old 17 January 2019, 10:07
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Old 17 January 2019, 11:16
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28 years ago?? I'm fuckin' old....
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Old 17 January 2019, 11:18
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Old 17 January 2019, 11:23
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Ah yes...that limited skirmish in the Middle East. I remember it well. I had just graduated boot camp when Desert Shield started, and was in Millington, TN for A-school when Desert Storm ended. What a let down. Wish I had still been in when Round 2 (OIF) started.
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Old 17 January 2019, 12:28
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I was in the army Reserve, sitting at home pissed off that I was missing it. During the build up, 5th Group asked for some MI guys and I volunteered. I got all of my gear ready and then we were told we couldn’t go. However, the consilation prize was Ranger School. They had a lot of open slots since units were down range.
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Old 17 January 2019, 12:52
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I was in the army Reserve, sitting at home pissed off that I was missing it. During the build up, 5th Group asked for some MI guys and I volunteered. I got all of my gear ready and then we were told we couldn’t go. However, the consilation prize was Ranger School. They had a lot of open slots since units were down range.
Brings to mind a standard joke during DS/DS - What's the difference between a puppy and an activated reservist?

The puppy stops whining after 6 months.


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Old 17 January 2019, 12:59
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I was in college, still had a mil dependent ID, drove from college to Cherry Point MCAS to get it renewed. MPs all decked out, line a mile long to get on base. I asked what all the hubbub was, MP looked at me like I had a third eye, asked what rock I lived under. MY TV got two stations, neither of them good.

Some entrepreneurs on campus were selling a T-shirt, "I would fly 10,000 miles to smoke a camel" on it, showed Hussein on a camel being chased by jets. Still have it.
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Old 17 January 2019, 14:11
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Some entrepreneurs on campus were selling a T-shirt, "I would fly 10,000 miles to smoke a camel" on it, showed Hussein on a camel being chased by jets. Still have it.
I had one similar that had Hussein in the crosshairs. Lol
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Old 17 January 2019, 14:48
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foxcolt, thank you so much for being there and doing what you do.

I spent my time driving a Tupperware 32'er at the Port of Houston patrolling the waters and guarding against imminent insurrection and terrorist attacks...and getting sunburned watching Humvees and light armor being loaded while living on bologna sandwiches(without spread or cheese), washing it down with what I'm sure you would have sold your soul for-tepid water.
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