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Name: Scudded
Owner: Quest Master
Country: USA
Region: Pennsylvania
Near: Southwest Greensburg
WGS84: N40° 17.210 W079° 33.165

Hidden: 2009-05-06
Cache type: virtual
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Easy
Environment: safe,kids,permission granted,public,free,24x7,parking,handicap access,not commercial
Average rating: 5.0 out of 5
Other ratings: Handicaching
Waypoint: GE028F
Nearest: GPSgames  Groundspeak
Watches: Quest Master, DudleyGrunt
Ignores: 0

At 8:40 pm on February 21, 1991, an Iraqi SCUD missile struck the barracks of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment of the Army National Guard in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia . This unit, based here in Greensburg, was devastated in the attack which would prove to be the worst suffered by coalition forces in Operation Desert Storm. A whopping 81% of the 14th were killed or wounded.

The coordinates will lead you to the site of a memorial dedicated to the members of the 14th who served in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. It's adjacent to the base that the 14th calls home. If you see any soldiers, be sure to thank them for their service. Twenty members of the 14th were deployed to Iraq on March 17, 2009.

There is no container to be found because this hallowed ground is no place to be playing hide and seek the microscrap. To claim credit for your find, tell me the number of palm trees in Saudi Arabia.

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Edited: 2009-05-12 19:43:22 UTC
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