October 18, 1991 |
The four Camp Pendleton Marines killed Wednesday when their UH-1 Huey helicopter apparently broke apart and crashed near the Salton Sea during a training flight were identified Thursday as Persian Gulf War veterans. Officials at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro identified the dead Marines as Master Sgt. Joe C. Snell Jr., 41, of Oceanside; Capt. Daniel J. Adams, 30, of Brick Ocean, N.J.; Capt. Phillip G. Chapman, 30, of Ft. Lewis Pierce, Wash., and Cpl. Jeffrey D.
June 9, 1991 |
Don Beaulieu's homecoming fell a little short of a ticker-tape parade. He returned from the Persian Gulf War on a stretcher, his body in tatters. It took the U.S. military 12 days to get him to the right hospital. Then he learned that his left foot would have to be amputated. In late March, two days before the operation in an Augusta, Ga., medical center, the 26-year-old U.S. Army sergeant from rural Maine turned to his fiancee, Sandra Sapp. "Are you still going to marry me?" he asked her sadly.
October 3, 1991 |
Newspaper headlines struck a hauntingly familiar chord last week, as Iraq's refusalto follow United Nations peace resolutions awakened the specter of renewed military action in the Persian Gulf. The nation held its breath--along with executives at ABC. The network had scheduled its docudrama "The Heroes of Desert Storm" to air this Sunday--six months to the day after the government of Iraq accepted terms for a permanent cease-fire.
June 14, 1991 |
Outside the American pavilion at Le Bourget Airport here, a pair of U.S. soldiers in desert fatigues stood proudly in front of their Patriot missile battery and answered questions from admiring and curious onlookers. "We painted it up to make it look pretty," said Sgt. Anthony Bates, 21, of Kingsland, Ga., pointing to the boxy camouflaged launcher--the same one he had manned in Israel during the Gulf War. "I reckon it did its job in the war."
May 31, 1993 |
A decorated U.S. Marine who served in the Persian Gulf War allegedly killed his ex-wife and 5-year-old daughter late Saturday night and wounded another woman in a shooting spree 17 days after his divorce became final. Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Steven Gibson, 32, burst into his ex-wife's second-floor apartment and shot her roommate, 32-year-old Wendy Johnson, once in the chest, police said. Gibson then went into a bedroom, where he turned a .
June 9, 1991 |
A flag-waving crowd of 200,000 Saturday cheered veterans of Operation Desert Storm as the nation's capital staged its biggest victory celebration since the end of World War II. Stealth fighter planes zoomed overhead, tanks and Patriot missiles rolled by and more than 8,000 battle-clad troops marched past a beaming President Bush in a display of the American military might that crushed Iraq in 43 days of combat.