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War stories bring lessons for life

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I remember the night Operation Desert Storm began. It was Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991.

I was listening to National Public Radio as I drove home from tutoring a student in my study skills class. I was a graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech University. Shortly after 6 p.m., the regular NPR broadcast stopped. The breaking news began.

I remember lying awake all that night watching CNN’s Bernard Shaw broadcast live from Baghdad as anti-aircraft fire aimed at American warplanes cracked around him.

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