Antonio Hale Served in the Gulf War


By Kaitlyn Hale

Antonio Hale, 56, served in the U.S. Army for 20 years before retiring. During that time, he traveled across the ocean many times answering the call of duty.

Antonio Hale
Antonio Hale

Hale , who was born in Birmingham, Alabama, decided to go to the army at 18 after graduating high school in 1983. He did his training in Fort Knox, Kentucky, but his first duty station was in Fort Carson, Colorado from 1984 to 1988.

Between February 1988 and February1989 he was stationed in Camp Casey Korea. In March 1989 he completed airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he learned to jump out of planes. He spent the year in Fort Carson before heading to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf War. Then he was back at Fort. Carson in 1991 and then was stationed in Germany from October 1993 to October 1993.

In September 1994 he got married. In 1993 to 1997 he was stationed in Fort. Stewart, Georgia. Hale went back to Fort Knox in 1997 and stayed there until 2001. From September 2001 to 2002 he was stationed again in Camp Casey. His last duty station was Fort Knox from 2002 to 2003 and then he retired from the Army.

Despite the constant moving around, Hale said he would recommend military life. He also said he would recommend joining the Air Force first because they have more mental stability than physical strength.

Hale says he feels that the armed forces are still needed.