January 15, 2011
The commanding officer of the squadron, Cmdr. Tom 'TP” Lane, looks on at far left as (left to right) then-Lt. Cmdr. Ron 'Pluck” Plucker (mission commander), Lt. Phil 'Wadd” Waddingham, Lt. John 'JT” Thomas and Lt. 'Kirbs” Kirby pose just before manning up their EA-6B for the first strike of Desert Storm.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Jan. 17, 2011, marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of what is now referred to as the 'First Gulf War,” Operation Desert Storm. Saddam Hussein had invaded his neighbor, Kuwait, removed its legitimate government and brutally tortured