Kobar Towers

Recount your experience in the war and swap some stories.
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Re: Kobar Towers

Post by Irondeuce » Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:20 am

I got to spend my last week in a trailer with bunks and real showers, that was my first bed and real shower in 6 months what a feeling. It was on a marine camp somewhere in saudi, I remember a USO show,snack bar,small rec center/px and pool I left one of my guys behind as rear det, he called me when I got back to GE they made him a lifeguard at the pool for a month or so what a deal.
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Post by SOG5-7ADA » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:26 pm

I think my x-wife trashed a lot of what I had. I did find these and a few others.
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Post by Cpt.Tamm » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:57 pm

Nice pics ! :)
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Post by Mark-60 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:48 pm

Good times...

Me and "achevyfan" stayed in Kobar to load the ships with vehicles. May-July '91. That was fun.

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Re: Kobar Towers

Post by Jetmech » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:25 am

Wow, those stories bring back some memories. I stayed there for a few days in Jan. 1991 waiting for my Gun to come over on the boat. I remember they told us that if we were caught walking alone that our snipers on the top of those buildings would shoot us, so keep a buddy. I can remember wanting so badly to leave those "targets" and get to the safety of my gun. I can CLEARLY remember the smell of fresh baked cinnimon rolls and one time we had chicken, I was hungry until I turned the 1/2 chicken over and it still had its lungs and guts inside. I lost my apitite. Boy did I long for that chicken in the weeks to follow...

I also stayed there after the war in June doing the "Wash racks." I also remember seing a band there and everyone was throwing chem sticks in the air. It was pretty cool, the band was good.
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:05 pm

I remember the wash racks and the band at khobar I got to see was called the "Groove Crickets" or the "Groove Monsters" I think.
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Post by Jetmech » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:41 am

Hey, did anyone have a problem with the phone company when you got back? One thing about staying in Kobar towers is they had phones, something I didn't see much durring the war. I called my then-wife from Kobar and talked with her a few times. I got home to a $1500 phone bill!?!? WTF!?!? I only talked for a few 10-15 minute calls. Well the phone company wanted their money and I told them I could send them $100 a month til it was paid off. they said NO! we want our $1500 now! I told them I don't have it. They took me to court and sued me for the $1500. I talked with the court and they asked me how much I could pay, I told the court I could only afford $40 a month. They said ok, and that is what I payed for the next like 5 years. A$$h*le phone companies...
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:34 am

The phone banks I used in the desert were all free calls but when I got to Khobar, I always just called collect to my parents and they accepted. I usually only called once a week or so though. I was but a young pup of 24 then.
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Post by tricky89 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:59 pm

Never got to a phone bank, but that Kobar Towers looked like it was more trouble than it was worth. the one night we spent on our way home was enough, it was a mad house.
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:36 pm

Twas a great place when compared to the desert. We had running water, A/C in each room, a kitchen (we couldn't use it though) and carpeting...lol. Only thing missing was furniture and the big screen.
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Post by redfish » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:32 pm

The place was crawling with REMF's smelling of old spice and soy burgers. Hated the damn wash rack. Had a Puerto Rican guard unit deciding if it was clean enough and then pack us all into Khobar. However, it was better than the alternative. :)
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Post by gulfvet100 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:15 am

Rotgut1AD wrote:I got there on new years eve, 1990, we stayed there for a few weeks then it was off to the desert. I got a picture
Rotgut1AD, what unit were you with? I left Germany New Years Eve and arrived in Saudi New Years Day. Only stayed in concrete city for a week or so and then out to the desert.
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Post by redfish » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:33 am

I remember I finally got out of the damn wash rack. 'Bout 2am. No cots in the apartments so I slept under one one the floor. Somebody ran in screaming "FIRE"!!!!!. I jumped up and ran and was outside before most people got up. Everybody laughing @ me. We later learned some dufuss was BBQ'ing on a deck below us.
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Post by lmsnh » Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:58 pm

I stayed in Khabar Towers a few times when we mwde supply runs south. I remember one night we got in late and I just crashed in my sleeping bag on the floor. In the morning I woke and a few other females had come induring the night. I was an SFC and this young E-2 asked me the next morning if I had a curling iron. I tried not to laugh and asked her what unit she was heading to and it was one of the other POW camps. I told her she would be lucky if she had electricity there and the curly of her hair would be gone 10 minutes after being out in the hot sun. I got back a deer in the headlights look and I thought for a minute she was going to cry. Welcome to the US Army in a war zone little girl!
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Re: Kobar Towers

Post by redfish » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:41 pm

Oh man. :lol:
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