Two months ago, Jalice Vigil and her fiance found old photo slides lying in the street. They promptly put them in their garage and forgot about them.

But Vigil took them out again as she was cleaning this week and realized they were slides from Operation Desert Shield, dated September 1991.

Now she wants to get them back to whoever they belong to.

"It could be a bad emotional thing, it could be a good emotional thing I don't know," she said. "But it's not my emotional thing, I just want them to have them."

A local woman hopes to find the owner of photos depicting Desert Shield. She found them on the sidewalk outside her home.
A local woman hopes to find the owner of photos depicting Desert Shield. She found them on the sidewalk outside her home.
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National Guard Army Master Sgt. Michael Houk took a look at some of the slides, and said the numbers as printed on the frames are similar to an old cataloging system public affairs and combat camera photographers once used."

"They look very familiar," said John Keene, the Post Commander for VFW 1.

Keene was 23 when he was deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield.

"We were just waiting in the desert basically for the word to go in and invade either Kuwait or Iraq and kick out Saddam Hussein," he said.

The photo of the forklift reminds him of how his food and water were delivered.

The plane is reminiscent of the air strikes.

In the only photo with a clear face, Keene says "his sleeves are rolled up in a way that is different from the marine corps, so I'd have to assume he was in the army."

According to the National Guard, name tags then were green with black writing, making it difficult to make out the name. But Army Master Sgt. Houk said he believes the young man was a medic with the rank of specialist.

Keene said he believes the soldier is preparing IV bags full of blood.

"What that brings to mind was...kind of that unknown that we were going into back then," he said.

Keene has photos of his own in a box from that time, and he said he hopes whoever belongs to these get them back.