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by MMeilleur
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where will you be on the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm?
Replies: 20
Views: 8704

Re: Where will you be on the 20th anniversary of Desert Stor

still on the fence about going to Goa and getting stoned or staying in Kuwait
Kuwait is planning a biggie 50 year of independence and 20 year since liberation

i'll stay if you'll come, we could venture out in the desert for a drink and smoke up
by MMeilleur
Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where will you be on the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm?
Replies: 20
Views: 8704

Re: Where will you be on the 20th anniversary of Desert Stor

the only 'fallen' i know of personally was a dude who ended his own life after redeployment
that was before the service got serious about stress and redeployment

he and the rest are welcome to have a drink with me in goa then
by MMeilleur
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where will you be on the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm?
Replies: 20
Views: 8704

Where will you be on the 20th anniversary of Desert Storm?

I moved to Kuwait shortly after liberation and have lived there since. (Let's not go into the whys and hows...) But almost every Feb 25/26 since, I have travelled out of Kuwait. India, Nepal, anywhere but face the maddening mess that is National Day and LIberation Day in Kuwait. Basically young peop...
by MMeilleur
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?
Replies: 50
Views: 42641

Re: What was on your Desert Shield/Storm Soundtrack?

i went to war with a unit that did country, what was rap in 1991 and ballads I heard you can't touch this - mc hammer ice ice baby - vanilla ice OVER and OVER again - until i tok the unit's tape and smashed it my troops were told they'd do sandbags until i got tired if i EVER heard that anything by ...
by MMeilleur
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DS Conspiracy Theories
Replies: 0
Views: 2271

DS Conspiracy Theories

Forget UFO sightings and the FACT that the Iraqis put chemical weapons around the oil heads before they lit them..... WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DS CONSPIRACY THEORY? I have 2 1. there was, i know, this camp for refugees out near Rafa that was to hold displaced civilians and refugees. As a few Iraqis fle...
by MMeilleur
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want your autograph, PLEASE - all DS vets, everybody
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Re: I want your autograph, PLEASE - all DS vets, everybody

can you imagine a collection of civil war, ww1 or even korean era autographs? the returns will be more than my 401K

does that mean you'll forward me you're mailing address?
by MMeilleur
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things you hate since the war.
Replies: 102
Views: 39591

Re: Things you hate since the war.

yep, american and now kuwaiti too. i was irr and a student at harvard during invasion after a long spell on active and in reserves/guard. my initial unit was some backwater civil affairs brigade from South Carolina (i was a 'filler' - filled a critical vacancy for deployment and not a regular member...
by MMeilleur
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what happed when you got back?
Replies: 98
Views: 69651

Re: what happed when you got back?

what happened when I got back? a few said 'thank you' then when they realized i couldn't relate to them (did i ever really relate to them?) they stopped talking and i never really talked at all. so i stopped talking period. went more than a week without remembering if i had talked to anybody. realiz...
by MMeilleur
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things you hate since the war.
Replies: 102
Views: 39591

Re: Things you hate since the war.

TOP 6 things I have developed a venal hatred of since DS: 6. Sand in my shoes (and finding sand while Qtipping my ears...) 5. Dusty Furniture - dusty anything 4. Broken AC units - When I hear the compressioner straining, I start to sweat... 3. Checkpoints/road blocks/ID checks - don't point ANY gun ...
by MMeilleur
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want your autograph, PLEASE - all DS vets, everybody
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

Re: I want your autograph, PLEASE - all DS vets, everybody

and as I only have 1 Coast Guard DS vet's signature - I really want them.
by MMeilleur
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I want your autograph, PLEASE - all DS vets, everybody
Replies: 4
Views: 2594

I want your autograph, PLEASE - all DS vets, everybody

I have NO idea how my hobby/obsession started. Being a DS vet ,living in Kuwait and going through the annual 25/26 Feb yearly reminders of the war for so long got to me. So I started collecting autographs of DS veterans. I started with the famous guys - some Generals asked me HOW I got their persoan...