Who Are Some Soldiers That Served in the Persian Gulf War?


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Soldiers that served in the Persian Gulf War include Rhonda Cornum, David Eberly and Jeff Tice. Cornum and Tice were majors at the time, while Eberly was a colonel.

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Cornum served as a flight surgeon and became a prisoner of war while on a rescue mission when her helicopter was shot down. She suffered extensive injuries during her capture, including two broken arms, a broken finger and a gunshot wound. One of her captors raped her, and she was part of a mock execution. The Red Cross rescued her and her fellow prisoners after nine days by trading Iraqi prisoners for them.

Three nights after his F-15E was shot down, Eberly was captured around the border between Iraq and Syria. Although he and his fellow prisoners didn't receive much food and had no beds, they weren't tortured. American forces rescued the prisoners after 43 days.

The Iraqis captured Tice after his F-16 was shot down. His captors frequently beat him with a rubber club that bruised his body without breaking any bones. He also had electrical wire wrapped around his head and neck to shock him, causing him to lose pieces of his teeth. American forces rescued him after he had spent 46 days as a prisoner of war.

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