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Rob Jagodzinski ©Stars and StripesSaudi Arabia, October, 1990: During the buildup that led to the 1991 Gulf War, American servicemembers in Saudi Arabia got to know the terrain very well ... whether it involved marching across it, digging holes in it, filling sandbags with it, or clearing it out of every place the wind could deposit it.

RELATED MATERIAL: A 1990 Stars and Stripes column about Saudi Arabia. A Stars and Stripes story about Marines in the Saudi desert in 1990.

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