Persian Gulf War
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- Which branch was she serving in when she heard that she would participate in the Gulf War? How did she feel about this? Was she afraid, or proud to serve her country?
- When did she begin her duties as part of the Gulf War? What was her most vivid memory of this time? Specific people or places? A certain event? The food or the heat?
- What were her duties during the war? Did she fly in air raids or was she part of the ground troops? Was she on a ship? Was she especially skilled at one particular task?
- Did she become close friends with any of those she served with? Did they keep in touch in later years? Did she save any of their lives? Did they save hers?
- How did she keep in touch with her friends and family back home during this time? Did she save any letters she might have written or received? What did she miss most about home?
- The Gulf War introduced new technology to our society, such as S.C.U.D. missiles and advanced infrared targeting equipment. Did she use any of these innovations during the war? What were her experiences?
- Was she injured in any way? Describe what happened. What went through her mind when she realized she was hurt?
- If she was injured, did she heal quickly? Did she return home because of the injury, or did she go back to fight? How did it change her in ways that she noticed years later?
- Did she ever need to take someone's life? Describe the experience and how it affected her, both immediately and in the long term.
- When did her duties relating to the Persian Gulf War end? Describe this time. How was she feeling? Was she relieved that it was over? Did she feel that she had made a difference?
- Was she able to return to "normal functioning" after the war? Was it easy to put it all behind her and get on with her life, or did she have to struggle? What was the hardest to adjust to once she returned?
- Was there someone or something that was helpful in getting her through this time of adjustment? Could she suggest anything helpful to someone going through a similar situation?
- After all was said and done, what did she learn from her experiences in the military? Why were these lessons valuable to her? How did they change her and her ideas or values?
- How would she be different if she had never had these experiences?
- What sort of memorabilia did she save from this time? What did it symbolize to her? What memories and feelings did it bring back after the war?