A letter home from the Gulf War, 25 Jan, 1991 1 letter-  

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A letter home from the Gulf War, 25 Jan, 1991 1 letter-


Note: some names have been changed. Since this is the first letter home, probably not too interesting but as the year went they did get better on both sides-

Dear Stargazerette,

Well, I made it to my new home. It seems like it took forever to get here. It wasn't without a little scud dodging In Dharahn. I guess I can mention that to you since it was on the news the another day. Talk about scared. There wasn't any warning at all but we made it anyway. No worries.

I am going to be working nights for a now but that's O.K.. If all goes well should be able to sleep a bit during the day. The folks here were working 7 days a week but I'll try and change that if I can. In a way it doesn't make any difference because where is there to go and there isn't a whole lot to do on base.

When I first got here I didn't know anybody other than J.D. and Brian who I was stationed at Loring. J.D. is the one who helped me install the P.A. system in the mobility operations center. Brian is one of the folks in Ops that everyone considered a scerw-up, but as it was there, he seems to be doing alright so far I guess.

J.D. told me that Maj. R isn't at Loring anymore. He is now assigned in Panama. It's kind of funny how the two of us ended up behind fences. He's stuck in a giant fenced in area in Panama and I got stuck behind a wall in Berlin, Germany. Who did we piss off. I guess the both of us will keep pretty busy.

There are also a few folks here from Nellis Air Freight. Don't know too many of them but they are keeping me abreast of what is going on there. Most everybody has left for other assignments and they are telling me that gangs from LA are starting to move in. Good thing we didn't buy a house. Guess we should consider Henderson. The hole where the plant blew up should be filled in by now.

I met someone today that I was stationed with in Sicily. As I recall, he had the personality of a rock and fooled around quite a bit. I know that you met him when I flew you over but you probably don't remember. I don't think he will get in to too much trouble here. He works for me.

I don't know what I can tell you about as to where I am or what I'm doing. I suppose that I can tell you that I live in a tent (surprise, surprise) which is actually much nicer than ones I have stayed in on other deployments. The food is good for where we are and only have to eat MRE's once a day. Ahh the good life.

Sorry that I can't call you but you know how it is. We will have phones available to us somewhere in the near future but that will come with time. Hopefully this will be over soon. I did try to call from Rhein Main but phone ate the money and my flights were too close. I asked a friend of mine in OPs to call you and let you know when I left so you would have an idea of where I was at.

I thought I had seen it all when I first went into my tent. It has an air conditioner hooked up to it. Doesn't work but it's there. It's the thought that counts. Our work area doesn't have air conditioning either but I guess that's why I have spent so many of the past few years in the desert to get ready for this. We should be able to let some of the folks go home who have been here since Aug, but I know that won't happen. There isn't much that the new folks can't handle but it is good to have too many hands right now.

Hopefully, you will get this and the address I gave you should work. I really haven't got a feel for how well the mail system works yet but the mail has to come through us so I am sure that we will get ours.

Well it's time for work so I'll close for now. Just remember that I love you and miss all of you. Give the kids a big kiss and hug for me.

All my love-

T

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