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Desert Storm  Popular

Every thing you wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Search the site and the forums a lot of good information on Anthrax and other illness related to the Gulf War.
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Division of Epidemiology Research On Gulf War Associated Neurolgic Illness  Popular

Dr. Robert Haley and colleagues at UT Soutwestern have been conducting epidemiologic clinical and laboratory research on Gulf War syndrome and related neurologic illnesses in Gulf War Veterans since March of 1994. The work has been supported by a continuing grant from the Perot Foundation and by a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Defense. The objectives of the research are to define new or unique clinical syndromes among Gulf War veterans, determine their causes, identify areas of damage or dysfunction in the brain and nervous system responsible for the symtoms, develop a cost-effective battery of clinical tests that can diagnose the illness, search for underlying genetic traits that might predispose to the illness, and perform clinical trials of promising treatments.
Added on: 29-Nov-2003 | hits: 997 | Rating: 9 (1 Vote)

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Voice of Irn: The 143rd Signal Battlaion, 3rd Armor Division  Popular

The Veterans and families of the 143rd Signal Battalion, 3AD, invite you to learn our history and share our memories. The 143rd Signal Battalion was tasked to provide Encrypted Voice and Data communications to the combat and support elements of the 3rd Armor Division, Spearhead. From WWII to the Persian Gulf War, the Voice of Iron ensured that not only did unit commanders have contact with their battlefield elements; the unit also provided morale boosting contact with families in Europe and Stateside. http://voiceofiron.com
Added on: 06-Apr-2002 | hits: 2480 | Rating: 9 (3 Votes)

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This Day in History
1863: Confederate General John Bell Hood is officially removed as commander of the Army of Tennessee.

1870: Declaring he did not care whether or not it was the rebellious band of Indians he had been searching for, Colonel Eugene Baker orders his men to attack a sleeping camp of peaceful Blackfeet along the Marias River in northern Montana.

1941: Charles A. Lindbergh, a national hero since his nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Lend-Lease policy-and suggests that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Hitler. He eventually contributed to the war effort, though, flying 50 combat missions over the Pacific.

1949: The Communist Chinese forces begin their advance on Nanking.

1951: Thirty-three F-84s of the U.S. Air Forces 27th Fighter-Escort Wing engaged 30 MiG-15s in a dogfight over the skies of Sinuiju. In less than a minute Captains Allen McGuire and William Slaughter each destroyed a MiG while First Lieutenant Jacob Kratt scored two kills, the first double MiG kill of the war.

1951: U.S. First Marine Division elements attacked guerrilla concentrations in the vicinity of Andong.

1953: The U.S. Air Forces 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing flew the last F-51 Mustang mission of the war.

1968: The USS Pueblo is attacked and seized by four North Korean torpedo boats, a N. Korean sub chaser ship and two Mig jets. The Pueblo is 15.8 miles off Wonsan, N. Korea, and in International waters. No American planes are scrambled from South Korea and except through diplomatic efforts, no attempt is made to recover the ship or its crew. One crew member is killed as a result of the attack and the crew is held in captivity for eleven months before being released.

1973: President Richard Nixon claims that Vietnam peace has been reached in Paris and that the POWs would be home in 60 days.

1986: The U.S. begins maneuvers off the Libyan coast.