I learned this morning that my wartime President has passed away. I was trying to think how many presidents I served during my military career, and I believe that it's five. Ford, Carter, Reagan, GW Bush, and Clinton. President GW Bush was the one that called me to active duty in 1990 for Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
That operation was some of the best times I ever had in the military. It was adventure from start to finish, and frankly, I had a ball. Those were good times. We knew who the enemy was and we had clear objectives. Soldiering was great during that operation.
We've pretty much been fighting in those same God-forsaken deserts ever since.