A route map for the trip home. The red arrows read:
Judging from the appended note, he took it in good humor. The note reads: "To the fighting 432d: Someone 'found' my --MAP--. Thus, we can (all) go home! Please sign (So I remember who's responsible for this...) Thanks, Mike."
Oil on the beach near the Kuwait Towers. Beyond the barbed wire are mines.
|Although we saw many examples of pointless Iraqi vandalism in Kuwait, this one takes the cake, or pizza. A burned-out ShowBiz Pizza parlor. The sign on the roof spells out "Show Biz Pizza Place" phonetically in Arabic.|
|Next door, a derailed kiddie train. A crack Iraqi unit single-handedly took out 100 per cent of Kuwait's rail transportation!|
|This was a palace belonging to a member of the royal family. The Iraqis used it for a divisional headquarters.|
|SSG Bill Seija (left) and SSG Wally Coyle (right) at the entrance.|
|The grand staircase inside.|
|Looking down from the grand staircase.|
|A toughra, or elaborate Arabic monogram.|
|Typical of how the Iraqis trashed many of the places they occupied.|
|Given the vandalism we'd seen, we were astonished to see this multi-story
glass chandelier intact. When the Iraqis were ordered to behave, they did.
The walls surrounding the chandelier are mirrored.
|Off the chandelier atrium is a room said to have been used for torture. The bare bedsprings were probably hooked up to an electrical generator.|
The sand-table itself, a huge three-dimensional map of Kuwait, was in a basement and measured about ten meters square. By this time we could recognize just about everything on it.
Down the street from the sand-table house is this attractive mosque.
Created January 12, 2000; Last Update January 12, 2000
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