Willing to share a quote for the 20th anniversary?

Recount your experience in the war and swap some stories.
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Your Gulf War Unit: Charlie co. 3/15 Inf. 24th ID(M)

Re: Willing to share a quote for the 20th anniversary?

Post by Elevenbravo87 » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:31 pm

Do you do anything special on the day of the anniversary?
I will be having a beer in memory of my fallen brothers, Hutto and Alaniz, KIA....27th Feb. 1991

What thoughts/feelings/memories arise on this day for you?
Life in the desert for months, the terror yet at the same time the thrill of combat. Its hard to explain but Churchhill said it best "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result".

What do you remember about the war?
I have vivid memories of seeing the Bradley in front of mine getting hit, I saw the red flash of the round and the burst of smoke on the side of the vehicle as the round penetrated the side armor of the Bradley...and thinking that we was next. Another is of the Iraqi's in bunkers shooting all thier ammo and then surrendering, I wanted to gun them down but didnt, we just pointed them south and let the REMFs handle them.
I will never forget the smells of burning rubber, diesel fuel or flesh that was every where and the sights of what hot steel does to flesh. I will always hear the artillery and gunfire, and every time I smell diesel fumes it brings back these memories just like it happened yesterday.

Did it affect you personally?
After the war I was a changed person, I have high blood pressure and I also have a really bad anger problem and this makes life for my wife and daughter bad at times. I also do not like open spaces now and I cannot stand bright sunlight. I find it hard to make friends because most everybody I know has no idea of what the face of war is and will never understand it. I have nightmares about things I saw over there, but Im pround to have served my country when it called and one of my most prized possesions is my Combat Infantry Badge

Was it the right thing to do for the country?

What did it do for morale in the country upon the goal being accomplished?
It excised the ghosts of Vietnam

Was the right decision made to not continue the war by going into Iraq and seize Saddam Hussein?
No, we should have been allowed to finish the job.

How could the country have been different had a different decision been made and Hussein was captured in the early 1990s?
Other than not invading Iraq in 2003, the bleeding heart liberals of this country would still have protested the "war on terror"

David Haygood
Charlie co. 3/15 Inf. 24th Inf. Div. (M)
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Location: North Carolina

Re: Willing to share a quote for the 20th anniversary?

Post by redfish » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:09 pm

Well, she ain't been back. That's rude
18th Airborne Corps
24th Infantry Division
197th Infantry 72 ENGR CO
Assault and Barrier Pltn
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