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Naval History and Heritage Command

Cold Day in Hell

Three soldiers in cold weather gear
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Chip Beck; 1991; Framed Dimensions 20H X 30W
Accession #: 91-159-R
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Combatants in the 2nd Marine Division patrolling the Saudi–Kuwaiti border operated during the coldest winter in recorded Saudi history. Temperatures on the rain swept desert dropped in the low 30’s and 40 mile-an–hour winds at night drove the wind chill factor down into the teens. The morning after this patrol the Marines, and the artist, awoke with ice on their sleeping bags.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • Persian Gulf War 1990-1991
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