Blystone, Eugene, FC1

Fire Controlman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
FC-1103-AEGIS Combat System Maintenance Supervisor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Controlman
Primary Unit
2002-2006, FC-1331, USS Momsen (DDG-92)
Previously Held NEC
FC-1121-CIWS MK 15 MODS 11-14 Technician
FC-1115-AEGIS Combat System Display Maintenance Technician
FC-1322-AEGIS Display Technician
FC-1331-AEGIS Weapons System Technician Track 4
Service Years
1987 - 2007
FC-Fire Controlman

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20 Afloat Training Specialist


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Cold War Medal






 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:
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Gulf War (Iraq)
From Month/Year
August / 1990
To Month/Year
February / 1991

Description
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991), for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

The war is also known under other names, such as the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, Gulf War I, Kuwait War, First Iraq War, or Iraq War before the term "Iraq War" became identified instead with the 2003 Iraq War (also referred to in the U.S. as "Operation Iraqi Freedom"). The Iraqi Army's occupation of Kuwait that began 2 August 1990 was met with international condemnation, and brought immediate economic sanctions against Iraq by members of the U.N. Security Council. U.S. President George H. W. Bush deployed U.S. forces into Saudi Arabia, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene. An array of nations joined the Coalition, the largest military alliance since World War II. The great majority of the Coalition's military forces were from the U.S., with Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt as leading contributors, in that order. Saudi Arabia paid around US$36 billion of the US$60 billion cost.

The war was marked by the introduction of live news broadcasts from the front lines of the battle, principally by the U.S. network CNN. The war has also earned the nickname Video Game War after the daily broadcast of images from cameras on board U.S. bombers during Operation Desert Storm.

The initial conflict to expel Iraqi troops from Kuwait began with an aerial and naval bombardment on 17 January 1991, continuing for five weeks. This was followed by a ground assault on 24 February. This was a decisive victory for the Coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory. The Coalition ceased its advance, and declared a cease-fire 100 hours after the ground campaign started. Aerial and ground combat was confined to Iraq, Kuwait, and areas on Saudi Arabia's border. Iraq launched Scud missiles against Coalition military targets in Saudi Arabia and against Israel.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
August / 1990
To Month/Year
February / 1991
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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