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Sierra 4
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Looking for Gulf War 90-91 stories

Post by Sierra 4 » Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:44 am

Anyone who has strange, interesting, funny, sad, any kind of story that happened in the first Gulf War, please contact me and share it.
Whether front lines or in the rear with the gear, I am trying to compile as much human history as I can about the people involved in this time of our lives. I was a Scout with 1st Tank Bn, 1st Marine Div during the war.

Thanks and Semper Fi,

Chad Parson
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Post by SSG RFIN » Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:23 pm

Well, I don't know how appropriate it is, but I got disentary out there starting on Feb 14th, and lasting for 14 straight days. Fever of 103.8, had the "shits" every 20 minutes it seemed the entire duration, and had the Big Red One roll up next to our flank while I was perched on a tiny little home-made toilet and take pictures of my sorry ass. What a great time that was. *sigh* but, looking back, I can laugh about it. Also, my "combat scar" consisted of slicing my Index finger to the bone while on radio watch in our track trying to pry some old crusty pound cake from a T-rats can with a plastic fork. Darn fork broke and sent my finger straight up the jagged edge of the can. HOOAH!;)

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Post by RichardLowry » Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:06 pm

Chad,

I have several stories about the 1st Marine Division in my new book, "The Gulf War Chronicles" like the story of the division fwd cp almost being overrun on the second day of the ground war.

Take a look at my website.
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Post by wheatstigers » Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:41 am

ok heres a story on x-mas our unit was still in the field and we were playing football with the football i recieved from my sister well i went in to get the qb and didnt see sgt ford (who by the way is the size of a ford truck) and he threw a block that glanced off of my chest and hit me square in the mouth i ended up biting through my top lip and had to be taken corpsman to get stitches (2 bed and 4 outer) well by the time i got back to the unit the game was done and supper was done so i ended up with a meatball mre for xmas dinner also found out that my football got a hole put in it but i did get to watch the porno...but thats a different story :roll:
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Post by tresa » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:33 pm

I was at the Bastogne FARP and we ran 12 hour shifts. We were constantly busy and thought I would change into "regular" clothes and sleep a while....well....that didn't work. We had helicopters flying in wait for refuel. So...here I was in my Mickey Mouse sweat shirt refueling these helicopters. I was constantly laughing as were the pilots...to see such a strange sight...a female in Mickey Mouse!
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Post by rocky » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:03 pm

Played back in my head 1000 times. Almost like a movie in slow motion. Blown up, burnt, pieces, trucks and bodies. Wildest dam thing I ever saw. Rock on 24th Infantry Battalion. And yes I have and am still paying for that long trip. The smell and sights............Still can't sleep good. Thanks to all who had to go through it. Anyone having problems, hang in there.
Looking for whomever was with the same unit and on route 8 in Iraq. I need verification that I was there. Am hitting brick walls with VA desk jockey. Thanks for serving.
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