Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
June - October, 1994
I was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. After the war I went TDY to Saudi
Arabia to support
Operation Southern Watch. Despite what the newspapers say, I found the
locals to be very
friendly towards Americans. I usually got Sunday off R&R. I would
go to Bahrain
as an escort officer taking some of my troops to see the sights and
relax on the beach
Here I am, the Desert Nomad Warrior.
These camels are great! They can the handle the heat alot better than
I was here for over 90 days and it never rained once.
These guys were having a great time letting us ride
their camels and watching us hang on for dear life.
Here are my troops. I'm second from the left
In Bahrain, they still build the traditional shrimping boats out of teak
wood by hand.
They use no power tools.
Here we're testing out one of their boats on a fishing cruise in the
Some of the locals have done well.
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