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0 posted 09-15-2001 12:19 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I do. I was only 8 when it happened, but I remember that the U.S. and other countries had troops over in the Middle East-Operation Desert Shield-and then it became Desert Storm sometime at the end of January 1991 (if memory serves me correctly). I had been told that the reason for the war was that Iraq had invaded Kuwait, and the United States was an ally of Saudi Arabia and Saudi Arabia was helping Kuwait. (Now that I'm over, I realize that there were more reasons for us to send troops over--oil, for instance. But I didn't know that then.) I also remember my class at school wrote letters to the soldiers over in the Middle East. One of them replied to me, and I think I still have the letter I received somewhere. (I hope so!) Anyway, I'm interested in any of your memories of this time that you would like to share.

God bless America, my home sweet home.

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Yes...I held my breath for 5 months not knowing whether my husband at that time was alive or dead. He also came home afflicted with further suffering. A disease caught while helping to carry the bodies off the streets of Kuwait. He is now disabled but says he would not change a thing about what he helped to do. War is still hell on the home front too. But life is to be cherished even if we must give it in protection of others. Thank you for sharing.

Sincerely,
Regina
 
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