Lt. Col. Abdel Mohsin Abdul Hamid al Sultan, 42, a 20-year Saudi army veteran attached to an M-60 tank brigade in the front line of the multinational forces confronting Saddam Hussein's troops near the Iraq-Kuwait border.
"It is not easy to say what happens in your mind, thinking about these events. Very naturally, I (think) about my kids and my family, all of the time. But I remember we are here also to protect our families.
"If you look at what has happened in Kuwait, and even in Iraq, all the people there and the problems, it is terrible. You don't want your kids, really, to experience that.
"Also, you cannot compare any of this to our main goal: all the rest of what we are doing is nothing compared to protecting our holy places in Mecca and Medina.