My name is Richard Lovell. I served in the United States Marine Corps. from 1986 until 1994. I was deployed in the Gulf War for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
While on active duty, I was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC in Headquarters Battery, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. After being released from Active duty in May of 1991, I served the remaining time of my contract as a reservist with Headquarters Battery, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. My MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) was Field Artillery Fire Finder - Radar Operator.
What you are about to read contains personal accounts of just some of the events of Desert Storm as it pertains to my involvement. This is not by any means a full account of the war. My intention is not to share another war story, but to share my story about a war of faith. I'm only including details of things that I had personal involvement in, as well as other necessary background information. Each post will be available on the day that marks its 25th anniversary.
As you read along, you'll begin to see a common thread throughout the entire time I served in the Gulf War. You can decide for yourself whether to believe that it was fate, luck, coincidence, or my faith in God that was responsible for what happened over there. As for me, I already know. I was there.