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August 19, 1990 | CAROLINE DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friends and family gathered Saturday in West Covina at an emotional funeral service for Air Force Staff Sgt. John Francis Campisi, the first U.S. serviceman to die in the Persian Gulf since the current troop buildup began. An estimated 300 mourners heard Campisi remembered as a peacemaker and a career serviceman who was willing to make sacrifices for his family, friends and country.
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November 24, 1992 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was chaos on that hot morning of Aug. 12, 1990--trucks circling, troops yelling and jet engines roaring in the tense days of build-up for the Persian Gulf War. In one corner of the runway in Saudi Arabia, weary troops had dumped their helmets, gas masks and duffel bags on the ground to use as headrests. U.S. Air Force Sgt. John Francis Campisi, who was wearing earplugs to keep out the noise, plopped down to have a cigarette.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1992 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was chaos on that hot morning of Aug. 12, 1990--trucks circling, troops yelling and jet engines roaring in the tense days of build-up for the Persian Gulf War. In one corner of the runway in Saudi Arabia, weary troops had dumped their helmets, gas masks and duffel bags on the ground to use as headrests. U.S. Air Force Sgt. John Francis Campisi, who was wearing earplugs to keep out the noise, plopped down to have a cigarette.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1990 | CAROLINE DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Friends and family gathered Saturday in West Covina at an emotional funeral service for Air Force Staff Sgt. John Francis Campisi, the first U.S. serviceman to die in the Persian Gulf since the current troop buildup began. An estimated 300 mourners heard Campisi remembered as a peacemaker and a career serviceman who was willing to make sacrifices for his family, friends and country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1991
Death took a heavy toll on Hollywood's old guard in 1990, the victims ranging from the reclusive Greta Garbo to "Mr. Entertainment" himself, Sammy Davis Jr. Other show biz notables who passed away in 1990 included Rex Harrison, Ava Gardner, Jim Henson, Sarah Vaughan, Mary Martin, Joel McCrea, Irene Dunne, Pearl Bailey, Bob Cummings and Xavier Cugat. Occidental Petroleum Corp. chairman and art patron Armand Hammer died at age 92, only one day before his long-delayed bar mitzvah.
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March 3, 1991 | PATT MORRISON and DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When a war lasts only six weeks--about as long as Lent or the NBA playoffs--everything necessarily happens at double-time. Conquest, death, even fame. From whatever imminent moment the diplomats and tacticians fix as "V-K Day," the official end of the war, the memory machine begins to replay itself. This truncated war has elevated unremarkable people and places to sudden and sometimes unwelcome celebrity, klieg lights burning them into the public mind.
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