Brothers in the Middle East

Op Desert Storm

October 11, 1990 — The crisis in the Middle East casts a burden on all families who have loved ones involved, but for James and Bonnie Stoneberger of Luray, the burden is double. Two of their sons departed the states six days apart for active duty in Saudi Arabia with the U.S. Army.

Jeffrey T. Stoneberger and his brother, James (Keith) Stoneberger, are members of the 101st Airborne Division and were stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., when the order arrived.

Jeffrey left Sept. 11 and Keith left Sept. 17, both to serve with Operation Desert Shield — the largest deployment of U.S. military forces since Vietnam.

~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier


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  1. How are they today? I was active duty Air Force stationed in Alaska in 1990 and volunteered for Desert Shield/Storm but wasn’t selected. Thank them for their service…

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