DESERT STORM-THE NIGHT OF THE TOMAHAWK The First Night 16/17 January, 1991

  On the afternoon of 16 January, 1991, I was sitting at my General Quarter’s (GQ) Station, “Sky 4”, which was a 5 inch gun mount director station, aboard the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), located somewhere in the Persian Gulf. As the Marine Detachment Executive Officer, manning the 5 inch Gun Mount Director Officer’s Station was…

HARD WAR

“We are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and must make young and old, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war, as well as organized armies.” Gen William T. Sherman