December 2019 | Remote Communities & Sober Holidays

Operation Desert Love

Within two weeks I was receiving 20 to 50 letters every night. One letter was even written in Spanish!

I was in the Army when the U. S. forces deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield in 1990. I arrived in Saudi on August 25 with my unit, my Big Book buried in my duffel bag and my eight-year chip in my wallet. Time came to a crawl as we waited for orders. It was sometime in November when my first letter from home came.


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