|A still from a television broadcast of Soviet made Mi-8 Hip helicopters operated by the Iraqi Air Force during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.|
|An American combat soldier wearing the Desert Battle Dress Uniform during the initial phases of the Persian Gulf War.|
|A destroyed Soviet made Iraqi Army T-55 main battle tank in Kuwait|
The collar shows the rank tabs of a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) and the tabs of the United States Army Warrant Officer Corps. Note the tapes are of woodland green pattern sewn against the desert uniform.
Unlike the Woodland Camouflage Battle Dress Uniform, the Desert pattern uniform was usually worn with a wide brimmed deserted pattern ‘boonie hat’ or kevlar ballistic helmet with matching pattern camouflage color.
The uniform shown here bears the the Senior Aviator's Wings as well as the unit patch of the United States Army's 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit was among the first to respond to mobilization during Operation Desert Shield deploying the Saudi Arabia a mere six days after Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait. During the short 100 ground war, the 82nd penetrated deep into Iraqi territory capturing thousands of prisoners, equipment, weapons and ammunition. Following the liberation of Kuwait and the subsequent ceasefire, the majority of the Division redeployed to Fort Bragg from Saudi Arabia by the end of April 1991