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Check Six – 1990: Desert Storm – Happy Trails

January 15, 2021

From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website

On the evening of Jan. 16, 1991, Jacky Frawner was in a weight room when he heard his skipper come across the shipboard public address circuits, also known as the 1MC. The alert let the sailors aboard USS Paul F. Foster know that they were about to transition from Operation Desert Shield to Operation Desert Storm.

USS Wisconsin was supposed to fire the first Tomahawk missile. However, the mission shifted to the USS Paul F. Foster.

Within hours, Frawner and his shipmates would be part of the opening shots of Desert Storm.

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