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Margaret A. Viboolsittiseri
 
MEMBER ID
759335
 
 
SERVICE
Army
 
 
HIGHEST RANK
SGT
SERVICE DATES
Army 2000-2004
MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE
Attending Army Basic Training, a Hell Week at Fort Benning and PLDC. Qualifying with a M16 and being assigned a M249. 9/11 Lockdown at Fort Bliss. Deployment Orders. Vaccinations and Signing Last Will. Flight into Kuwait and drive to Al Jaber. First Scud Alarm. First shelter inside bunker. First purchase inside Kuwait City and swim in Kuwait Bay. First smoke from a hookah. Convoy with mounted machine gun atop an unarmored HMMWV into the former Tallil Air Base (Nasiriyah, Iraq). Sandstorms, water rations and full MOPP in Iraq. Sleeping on a cot atop a crate of grenades the first night. Burn pit and shitter details. Exploring the ancient ruins of Ur. Smoking a celebratory Cuban cigar. Vietnam veterans cheering at airport when we arrived back in the states. Hug from my Grandma when she welcomed me back home. Additional 20 years supporting spouse through multiple deployments. The rest is written in poetry at poemythology.com
 
 
 
AWARDS & DECORATIONS

Presidential Unit Citation (Navy/Army), Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (3 awards), National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon,
WAR/CONFLICTS
Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
OVERSEAS
Al Jaber, Kuwait and Tallil, Iraq
 
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