The Freed Americans War In The Gulf

March 05, 1991|By Knight-Ridder News Service

Army Spc.


Grand Rapids, Mich.

Was the only female allied soldier listed as missing in action. She is 20, divorced, with no children, and is described by friends as strong and assertive. An ROTC cadet in high school, she joined the military shortly after graduation and is with the 233rd Transportation Company based at Fort Bliss, Texas. She has

been in Saudi Arabia since October.

Army Spc.


Fort Bliss, Texas

Is 23, and a transportation specialist. He and Specialist Rathbun-Nealy apparently were delivering equipment to positions near the Kuwaiti border in Saudi Arabia when they were captured by Iraqi troops Jan. 30.

Navy Lt.


Cherry Hill, N.J.

Is 28 and was one of the seven allied prisoners of war shown on Iraqi television in the early days of the war. Bloodied and bruised in the broadcast, he showed no outward sign of injury yesterday. The navigator-bombardier's A-6 Intruder, stationed on the USS Saratoga, went down on the first day of the war. He is described by his parents as single-minded and intense.

Navy Lt.


Virginia Beach, Va.

A 30-year-old pilot, had been listed as missing. He is a native of Metuchen, N.J. His parents, William and Kathleen Wetzel, live in Vero Beach, Fla. His fiancee, Jaqui Curtin, lives in Virginia Beach. They were to be married March 2, the day before his release.

Air Force Maj.


Goldsboro, N.C.

Is 34 and was based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro. His F-15E jet disappeared after a bombing run Jan. 19, two days after the war began. There was no word on his F-15E partner, Col. David Eberly.

Navy Lt.


Virginia Beach

Age 26. No further information was available on him.

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