22 November 2005

Gunfighter Diary Desert Shield 21 Nov 90

21 NOV 90

160624, 5T2, 4.7, 260, Peewee

Flew MGen Pearson, BGen Myatt and BGen Brabham around in the morning. Then, as Luck would have it, a Cobra broke down in Bahrain and we were sent to recover it. We spent 3-4 hours there while they fiddled with it, but ended up leaving it there overnight. Flew to JNA at night.
Quote from a Marine in the paper "There's all kinds of dead animals lying around over here, probably people too, cuz I haven't seen a graveyard yet". True, but he probably hasn't been near a city yet either. All we have seen is Bedouins roaming the desert with trucks and tents. Usually have some kind of tanker truck for water and feed. They take their tents, camels and goats and cruise the desert. Largest herd I've seen is 300-400 goats, a little black blob an the desert floor. They scatter a little as we fly over them. Haven't seen a fence anywhere except around the airfield. Or a Taco Bell. From the air Dhahran was lit up, like a real city. Even so, it didn't appear that big. It will be interesting to see what's in Kuwait, if we ever get that far.

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