1991 Gulf War US Troops

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Steve Spencer, of Mesa, Ariz., right, a member of the Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare group of Long Beach, Calif., breaks into a big grin as hears the announcement that his group is only one step away from getting on a plane home from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, March 14, 1991. Spencer sports an American flag in his pocket as he waits for his departure. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)