21 October 2015

Gunfighter Diary Desert Storm 03 Mar 91

03 Mar 91

160176, 5T2, 3.8, 260, Space

Got snagged to fly the CinC photo team and 2ndMAr Div photo recon. Went out to their battle areas, landed at Road to Basra chokepoint and Kuwait Intl Airport. This place is a mess. Marine was killed today when he stepped on a cluster bomblet. We walked around the Basra mess for a bit then retreated to the helos. There were all kinds of destroyed vehicles there, whatever the Iraquis thought they could drive out of Saudi. Many abandoned ZSUs.

Once we got finished it was too late to return to Tanajib so we spent the night at Lonesome Dove, which turned out to be okay because we blew an engine oil seal there and needed to be repaired. Luckily it didn't happen midway to Tanajob or we would have been waiting out in the middle of the desert. The Reserves at LD had the seal and oil, so we got fixed in about 30 minutes.

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