KKMC was my home for seven years - loved every minute of it.I was in a 1000 bed military hospital at the time the air campaign started on 16 Jan 1991. I was filling an administrative billet though at the time so I was not called to overseas duty for Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Oddly enough though, my boss, the adjutant, MAJ D** M****, an MSC officer, was called up and went with the rest of the medical personnel that were cherry-picked from our unit. (They left in November 1990 and came back in April 1991) I think they were used as fillers for the 50th General Hospital (1000 Bed) which was in country at the time. The MAJ was a real card and wrote me a couple of letters saying how nice it was to be in KKMC and wished I was there with him. He illustrated his letters with palm trees, camels crossing a sand dune, and Scud missiles being shot down by Patriot Missiles. I didn't know he had such talent. That's OK though; I gave him his due for that little jolly. I got my own back when I went with the 521st Maint Bn for Operation Safe Havens in Panama. (Attached to the 193rd Inf) Got a medal and a ribbon out of it too.
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