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  • At the start of the interview, Lee talks about conscription laws. From Credo Reference, a brief history on conscription in the United States.
  • When Lee first joined the Army, he trained at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and then later, when he joined the Air Force, his base was the McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.
  • The day that ultimately changed Lee's life was when Kuwait was invaded. The BBC On This Day provides details of this fateful invasion.
  • While Lee does a nice job of discussing Saudi Arabia's landscape and culture, make sure to check out the CIA's World Factbook on this country.
  • When Lee was in Saudi Arabia, he learned that he had to be secretive. He used the phrase "loose lips sink ships." To learn the history on this phrase, see the condensed handout on the Eyewitness to History's website or watch a video about keeping those lips tight circa World War II from the Prelinger Archives.
  • Lee mentions the backdraft is how he ended up serving six months in Saudi Arabia. This issue has still been a concern in the past few years. CBS did a a story on the backdraft or "stop loss" in 2009, and NPR discussed it when a movie entitled Stop Loss was released in 2008. If you're interested in learning more about the movie, make sure to check out the trailer.
  • Lee mentions he is the commander for the Disabled American Veterans chapter in New York City. They have a webpage you can explore or you can contact them if you're looking for more information.
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