My Sophomore year saw the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein in August. The United State military responded with a massive mobilization to Saudi Arabia. Amonst those sent was my father, Lieutenent Colonel Martin Hay and administrator of the air transportable hospital based at Holloman Air Force base in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Needless to say, this was a distraction for me. My thoughts and prayers were with my father in far off Taif fighing for the small arab state of Kuwait that had been seized by Hussein.