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Desert Shield / Desert Storm Interviews

Prepared by the Staff of the Pentagon Library

Army soldiers assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps Command Historian's Office conducted audio-taped interviews with other military personnel during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Most interviews took place in Saudi Arabia.

Individual Interviews

MAJ Johnny L. Asbury
Logistical Operations Officer, 507th Support Group (1st Support Command).
Interviewed 26 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

COL Roy E. Beauchamp
Commander, 101st Support Group (1st Support Command).
Interviewed 5 June 1991 at Headquarters, 101st Support Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III (116th Military History Detachment).
[One 120-minute and one 90-minute tapes; Tape 2, Side A only]

MAJ Jeff Bruckner
24th Infantry Division Liaison Officer to XVIII Airborne Corps.
Interviewed 16 March 1991 at the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post, Rafha, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert K. Wright, Jr., Historian, XVIII Airborne Corps.

LTC Ray G. Brueland
Commander, 32d Medical Supply, Optical and Maintenance Unit [MEDSOM] (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 3 March 1991 at King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 90-minute tape]

CPT Theresa O. Cantrell
Accountable Property Officer, 32d Medical Supply, Optical and Maintenance Unit (MEDSOM) (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 6 June 1991 at Building AT-3058, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III (116th Military History Detachment).
[90-minute tape]

MAJ Charles S. Clark, Jr.
Executive Officer, 70th Ordnance Battalion (1st Support Command).
Interviewed 19 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

LTC Frank D. Ellis
Commander, 20th Engineer Battalion (937th Engineer Group, 20th Engineer Brigade).
Interviewed 15 March 1991 at the 20th Engineer Battalion Command Post Southeast of Rafha, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

COL William E. Ethrington
Commander, 62d Medical Group (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 27 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

MAJ Stephen B. Finch
Air Defense Element, XVIII Airborne Corps.
Interviewed 2 February 1991 at the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post, Rafha, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

MAJ Joseph Frankie, III
Executive Officer, 561st Supply and Service Battalion (1st Support Command).
Interviewed 25 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment, and SGT Dorothy L. McNeil, 130th Military History Detachment.

CSM Danny L. Garrett
Command Sergeant Major, 62d Medical Group (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 27 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

COL Gerald R. Harkins
Commander, Dragon Brigade.
Interviewed 26 August 1991 at Building 2-1133, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr., XVIII Airborne Corps Historian.
[One 120-minute tape; one 60-minute tape (Side A only)]

CPT Michael Johnson
S-2, 4th Regiment of Dragoons (6th [French] Light Armored Division.
Interviewed 10 March 1991 at the 6th (French) Light Armored Division Headquarters near As Salman, Iraq, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin, 130th Military History Detachment.

BG Dennis Kerr
Assistant Division Commander for Support, 82d Airborne Division.
Interviewed 19 June 1991 at the 82d Airborne Division Headquarters, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin (130th Military History Detachment).
[120-minute tape]

COL Kevin C. Kiley
Commander, 15th Evacuation Hospital (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 28 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

LTC Walter F. Kilgore
Commander, 2d Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Task Force 2-1).
Interviewed 21 March 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 90-minute tape]

COL Hubert de Laroque la Tour
Commander, 3d Helicopter Regiment (6th [French] Light Armored Division).
Interviewed 16 March 1991 at the 6th (French) Light Armored Division Headquarters near As Salman, Iraq, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin, 130th Military History Detachment.
[Two tapes; one 120-minute and one 60-minute]

SSG James L. Leach
Detector Dog Handler, 118th Military Police Company (16th Military Police Brigade).
Interviewed 8 January 1991 at the XVIII Airborne Corps Main Command Post ("Dragon City"), vicinity of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, by SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

LTC William C. Long
Troop Commander, 86th Evacuation Hospital.
Interviewed 16 February 1991 at King Khalid Military City, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, 116th Military History Detachment.

CPT Mark J. Martinez
Commander, 248th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services)(44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 3 June 1991 at Building AT-3058, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III (116th Military History Detachment).
[120-minute tape].

Commander Dennis G. Morral
US Navy, Captain, USS Nicholas (FFG-47).
Interviewed 12 February 1991 on board the USS Nicholas at Mina Sulman, Manama, Bahrain, by MAJ Robert K. Wright, Jr., XVIII Airborne Corps Historian.

MAJ (P) Philip X. Naven, Jr.
S-2, 62d Medical Group (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 28 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

MAJ Gerald L. Oney
Executive Officer, 32d Medical Supply, Optical and Maintenance Unit [MEDSOM] (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 8 March 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

LTC Roger R. Sexton
Executive Officer, 62d Medical Group (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command).
Interviewed 26 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

COL James H. Simons
Commander, 937th Engineer Group (20th Engineer Brigade).
Interviewed 15 March 1991 at the 937th Engineer Group Command Post Southeast of Rafha, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

SPC Joseph L. Smalls
Movement Control Specialist, 139th Transportation Detachment (1st Support Command).
Interviewed 13 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

COL Julian Sullivan
Commander, 507th Support Group (1st Support Command).
Interviewed 18 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

CPT Randy B. Tate
Commander, Battery C, 2d Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Task Force 2-1, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade).
Interviewed 10 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, 116th Military History Detachment.

LTC John R. Vines
Commander, 4th Battalion, 325th Infantry (2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division).
Interviewed 25 January 1991 at Rafha Airfield, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin, 130th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

MAJ Sam S. Walker
Executive Officer (Forward), 4th Squadron, 17th Cavalry (18th Aviation Brigade).
Interviewed 13 February 1991 at Squadron Quarters, Manama, Bahrain, by MAJ Robert K. Wright, Jr., XVIII Airborne Corps Historian.

MAJ Walter Wilson
S-3, 1st Battalion, 504th Infantry (1st Brigade, 82d Airborne Division), on the subject of training for combined arms assaults on Iraqi strongpoint defenses.
Interviewed 14 January 1991 at the 82d Airborne Division Range Complex in the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin, 130th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

COL Marvin Wood
National Guard Liaison Officer, Fort Bragg Mobilization Center.
Interviewed 31 May 1991 at the Mobilization Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin (130th Military History Detachment).
[120-minute tape]

Dr. (MAJ) Robert K. Wright, Jr., XVIII Airborne Corps Historian
Interviewed 13 December 1991 at Building 159, Southeast Federal Center, Washington, DC, by Mr. Stephen Everett (Center of Military History).

COL(P) John G. Zierdt, Jr.
Commander, 1st Support Command (Corps).
Interviewed 10 June 1991 at Headquarters, 1st Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III (116th Military History Detachment).
[Two 120-minute tapes]

Group Interviews

1st Support Command
CW2 Mark T. Stone (Supply Support Activity, 561st Supply and Service Battalion) and CW3 Bennie E. Wilkerson (Supply Support Activity, 2120th Supply and Service Company).
Interviewed 25 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

1st Support Command Tactical Petroleum Terminal
Logistical Base CHARLIE: SSG Thomas E. Carpenter (173d Quartermaster Company) and SPC Stanley R. Wilhyt (374th Quartermaster Battalion).
Interviewed 23 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by SSG LaDona S. Kirkland and MAJ Robert B. Honec, III (116th Military History Detachment) and SGT Dorothy L. McNeil (130th Military History Detachment).
[One 120-minute tape]

2d Battalion, 159th Aviation (18th Aviation Brigade)
LTC Michael T. Mulvenin (Commander) and CSM Wilson E. King (Sergeant Major).
Interviewed 30 December 1990 at the 18th Aviation Brigade Heliport near King Abdul Aziz Air Base, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin, 130th Military History Detachment.
[Two 60-minute tapes]

15th Evacuation Hospital (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command)
CPT Laura M. Rutizer (S-2/3), SFC Jose Claudio (S-3 NCO), SSG Gary J. Danberg (S-2 NCO) and SGT Terry L. Buford (Assistant S-3 NCO).
Interviewed 6 March 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment, and SGT Dorothy L. McNeil, 130th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

XVIII Airborne Corps History Office
SGT Randall M. Yackiel and SPC Randall R. Anderson.
Interviewed 21 August 1991 at Building AT-3058, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by Dr. Robert K. Wright, Jr., XVIII Airborne Corps Historian.
[Two 60-minute tapes]

70th Ordnance Battalion (1st Support Command)
WO1 Robert Brown (Materiel Officer) and SGT Catherine Keller.
Interviewed 20 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

109th Evacuation Hospital (44th Medical Brigade, 1st Support Command)
MSG Billie J. Maddox (Chief Ward Master), SFC Jim L. Manley (Ward Master, Intensive Care Ward), and SFC James A. Jones (Assistant Chief Ward Master).
Interviewed 2 March 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

419th Quartermaster Battalion (1st Support Command)
LTC Robert M. Sears (Commander) and MAJ Orvin S. Robertson, Jr. (Executive Officer).
Interviewed 4 February 1991 at Logistical Base CHARLIE, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III, and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.

489th Civil Affairs Company (360th Civil Affairs Brigade)
LTC James T. LaRue (Commander), MAJ William T. Whittaker (Linguist Team Chief), and MAJ Rogelio L. Carrera (Public Health Officer).
Interviewed 12 March 1991 at the Rear Command Post, 101st Airborne Division, Southeast of Rafha, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Robert B. Honec and SSG LaDona S. Kirkland, 116th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

G-2 Operations, XVIII Airborne Corps
MAJ Jennette Wade and CPT Kristin B. Vlahos (Action Officers).
Interviewed 6 June 1991 at Building AT-3058, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by MAJ Robert B. Honec, III (116th Military History Detachment).
[120-minute tape; Side A only]

Joint Exercises Branch, XVIII Airborne Corps G-3
LTC William Kennedy and MAJ Michael C. Dearborn (Liaison Officers to US Central Command, US Army Central Command, and VII Corps).
Interviewed 31 May 1991 at Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, by MAJ Robert K. Wright, Jr., Historian, XVIII Airborne Corps.
[120-minute tape]

Serial Interviews

2d Battalion, 319th Field Artillery (82d Airborne Division)
GROUP INTERVIEW Battery B: CPT John Uberti (Commander), 1LT John C. Thomas (Executive Officer), 1SG George R. Jackson (First Sergeant, SFC William B. Scott (Chief of Firing Battery), SFC Timothy H. Lang (Gunnery Sergeant). GROUP INTERVIEW Battery A: CPT Hodges L. Washington (Commander), 1LT John B. Chapman (Executive Officer), 1LT Dwight L. Burroughs (Fire Direction Officer), 1SG Kim A. Newberry (First Sergeant), SFC Philip C. Lemon (Chief of Firing Battery). GROUP INTERVIEW Battery C [NOT RECORDED]: 1LT Charles Evans (Executive Officer), SFC Manuel F. Chaves, Jr. (Chief of Firing Battery).
Interviewed 2 February 1991 at the 2d Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Tactical Assembly Area near Rafha, Saudi Arabia, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin, 130th Military History Detachment.
[One 120-minute tape]

History Task Force, 101st Airborne Division
MAJ Donald E. Plank (3397th US Army Garrison, Acting Installation Historian) and CPT Ida M. McGrath (Division Historian).
Interviewed 5 June 1991 at the Don Pratt Museum, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, by MAJ Dennis P. Levin (130th Military History Detachment).
[120-minute tape]