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Henry Fain

Date Posted:August 19, 2009
Personal Website:Not Disclosed

When the alert went out that Sadam was invading Kuwait, I was on my way from Florida to Ft. Bliss, TX with my family.  As soon as I signed in on post, the base went on lockdown.  I was assigned to HHT 3/3rd ACR, but didnt know it was a rapid deployment unit.  Sent over all equipment by rail & air, updated shots and were on the first thing smoking to the desert. Nothing but sand gnats and soldiers is what I remember until desert storm.  Sirens and pills, gasmasks and more pills.  I was 77f (which was petroleum) so was at the front lines.  I saw and felt explosions, slept around Iraqi tanks that were destroyed for warmth during cold nights. I've been having health problems for 17 years now without any assistance.  If it wasn't for my family & friends, I'd probrably be a statistic.  I suffer from depression, anxiety attacks rash joint pain PTSD.  I feel like i'm dying at age 38!

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