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 Post subject: going home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:43 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197th Inf. 72nd ENG. CO
one more.

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 Post subject: Re: going home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:56 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: "Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!"
Cool. We flew Pan-Am, and I still have the blanket and pillow.


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 Post subject: Re: going home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:13 am 
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Location: Missouri
Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
I don't remember what airline we flew, but I do remember the crew was based out of Bangor, Maine. They showed us Robin William's welcome home tape ... really emotional ... I still have a copy.

We collected one dog tag from everyone on the plane and gave it to the head stewardess.

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 Post subject: Re: going home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:26 am 
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Location: MISSISSIPPI
Your Gulf War Unit: 1087th Trans Co.
cool way to come home... I went over on a 141 cargo plane and came back on a C5A cargo plane.

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 Post subject: Re: going home
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:32 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
It was comfortable ... E-6 and below in the main cabin and E-7 and above in first class ... the one and only time in my life that I flew first class. The meals were all the same, and they configured the seating to get more seats in first class ... but we were in first class.

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 Post subject: Re: going home
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:47 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
We flew there and back on an American Trans Air (ATA) plane. When we flew over we were stacked in like cord wood. On the way back I was fortunate enough to be in first class with the officers and got to go into the cabin with my M16A1 strapped across my back.

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