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"...I was the only one qualified to do oil analysis..."

   Patricia M. Seawalt
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Sgt. Seawalt 2nd Tour [detail]
War: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Branch: Army
Unit: 101st Airborne Division; 102nd Quartermaster Company
Service Location: Guardian City, Saudi Arabia; King Fahd Airbase, Saudi Arabia
Rank: Sergeant
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Her collection contains a single handwritten letter responding to a request from Congressman Shimkus in November 2001. He wanted a description of her military experience in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. She had re-enlisted despite having completed 13 years of service with an honorable discharge. Why would this woman go back to filthy conditions, little or no food, and temperatures of 105 degrees to train doubtful cohorts in oil analysis?

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