Yes, thirty years ago, I was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, West Germany. We were in an exercise and we were in our chem gear doing our jobs humping ammo and running the bomb dump 24/7. While we were doing this our future leader was smoking his pot and snorting his coke. I guess we were fighting the Cold War while all the marxists leftists were back home reading Alinsky and Marx. Yes, thirty years ago.
Thirty years ago I was working in a very cramped office on the top floor of the old US Embassy in Baghdad. Not only were we concerned about an Iranian SCUD landing on us, I was afraid the KAL007 incident was going to mess up my return to CONUS day.