Compiled by Debra Clark
“I am incredibly proud of what we did over there for our troops,” Bridget Adams, Army – 88 Mike, Field Truck Driver.
Cecilia Montoya worked with the Navy Air Logistics Office scheduling aircraft coming into the country.
“I felt proud to be part of the Persian Gulf War, there were many ships deployed and I felt special,” Donald Jurkowski, Navy – Gunners Mate.
“I expected to get to the war and see a crazy naval battle, however, I soon saw that the Navy was far superior to the Iraqi military,” Abelardo Balcazar, Navy – Gunners Mate 3rd Class.
“I saw the people in Kuwait and the impact of devastation that had been done to them. It was very rewarding for me to support them in my capacity,” Cindy Halvorson, Army.
“I felt proud to be defending the aircraft and protecting the personnel and installations that were used in support of sustaining Iraq’s removal from the Kuwait invasion,” Scott Limbourne.
“My Battery shot down over 20 scud missiles during the battle of Ryiad in Saudi,” Charles Davis, Army – Patriot launcher crew member.
“I was doing my part for the war effort. I was part of the shaft supporting the tip of the spear,” Eric Hatfield, Air Force – Meteorologist.
“I felt good in my role and knew I was doing my duty to serve my country,” David Lucero, Army – Construction Equipment Mechanic.
“As a behavioral Health Specialist I provided evaluations and screenings for traumatic brain injuries and saw first-hand the effects of war,” Theresa Martinez, Army.
“Times were rough while deployed, but certainly a lifetime experience,” Edward Taitano, Army – 13B Field Artillery, 2nd Armored Division “Hell on Wheels”.
“I did my job as a Marine defending my country,” John Taylor, Marines – Team Leader of 22 Marines in Saudi Arabia.
“As a Boatswain Mate I provided maintenance to the exterior of our ship. This is what I signed up to do, serve my country. This was a very interesting time in my life,” Kevin Goodall, Navy.
“It was very rewarding for me to support my country,” Micke Reed, Army – Chief Fire Direction Center for Multi Launch Rocket System.
“I trained for this all my life and loved it. I had a lot of fun,” David Turnbull, Army – Logistics Officer.
“My role was to maintain tanks and armored vehicles in order to do our jobs and protect,” Preston Harris, Army – worked as M1 Abrams Tank System Mechanic and Recovery Specialist.
“This was a great experience, my support in serving was very rewarding,” Mario Hernandez, Army – worked as an M1 A1 Tank Mechanic.