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Desert Storm - 20 Years Later by Formula88
Started on: 01-14-2011 11:25 PM
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Report this Post01-14-2011 11:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Formula88Send a Private Message to Formula88Direct Link to This Post
First off - HOLY CRAP! It's been 20 years since Desert Storm?!?!
Yeah. Saturday marks 20 years since the start of Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War.

Timeline of events: http://www.fox11online.com/...sert-storm-look-back

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/8942467/
 
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Saturday marks 20 years since the start of Desert Storm, the military effort to remove Iraqi troops from Kuwait.

It was a war with new technology and sparkling images shown nightly on TV. At the time, it seemed like a quick victory, but now, as American troops continue to fight in the region, Desert Storm seems like a long time ago.

Lt. Col. James "Chainsaw" McCullough, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), has vivid memories of the war. Just five minutes into Operation Desert storm, he was flying his F-15 E Strike Eagle into Iraq and dropping bombs.

“They never saw us coming,” he said. “I don’t forget any of it. I remember it all like it was yesterday.”

But it wasn't yesterday. It was nearly 20 years ago. McCullough retired as a Lt. Colonel.

“When we were in fighter training, we talked about the old Vietnam fighter pilots,” he said. “Well, that was in ’85 and Vietnam was only 10 years old. Now, as you look back and talk about the old guys from Desert Storm, that’s this bald guy right here.”


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Report this Post01-14-2011 11:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MidEngineManiacSend a Private Message to MidEngineManiacDirect Link to This Post
That was crazy times....I actually got called in for army duty even though I had been out for a couple years...wow, just think.

Not one fruking thing has changed in the mid-east in 20 years......whoda thunk ?

they cant solve it themselves in 5,000---and we cant do it in 20.
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I can't even imagine the feelings of those Iraq soldiers watching a flock of Abrams coming at them firing on the fly.

Or the poor infantry guys seeing seeing the Warthog coming at them all lit up.

It must have been a truly frightening site.

And for all that effort and blood, look where we are. It is really too bad it couldn't do more to fix the problem.

My hat is still off, 20 years later to the best mechanized army in the world.

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Report this Post01-15-2011 10:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for stumpkinClick Here to Email stumpkinSend a Private Message to stumpkinDirect Link to This Post
Wow that explains why my daughter is nineteen already (& I’m - well old).
She is a post Desert Storm Baby Boom Baby.

Yup was mess then & still a mess today!

God Bless all who have served & are serving us today.

Edit: My 100th Post - Not to bad for a guy who is mostly a lurker! - I love this form as you Guy’s -n- Gal’s are GREAT! & helpful as well!!!
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Originally posted by Arns85GT:

And for all that effort and blood, look where we are. It is really too bad it couldn't do more to fix the problem.


I was one of the people who complained we didn't "finish the job" at the end of Desert Storm even though I knew that wasn't the mission. The mission was to liberate Kuwait, and that was done, and Kuwait hasn't been threatened by Iraq since.
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Report this Post01-15-2011 04:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for UaanaClick Here to visit Uaana's HomePageClick Here to Email UaanaSend a Private Message to UaanaDirect Link to This Post
Ya. went in with TF Ripper.
I'm good on my man card for life.

Clearing holes sucks regardless of which war.
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