SFC Doug McLaughlin, who is married to my wife's cousin, was also in a Civil Affairs unit and was attached to the Marines in Jubail. We managed to get together one evening.
The young woman, whose name I unfortunately don't have, was a Kuwaiti Airlines stewardess who was hidden for a couple of months by her Kuwaiti friends before finally being able to leave Kuwait.
A strange dark gray sky, yet cloudless, was our first introduction to the oil fires. It was also quite chilly, bringing uncomfortable reminders of the "nuclear winter" controversy that was current at that time.
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