People Staff
May 30, 1991 12:00 PM

12,000,000 Hershey Desert Bars sent to Saudi Arabia.

6 Maximum number of years of shelf life of an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat).

736,400 Cans of foot powder shipped to GIs.

23,940,000 Gallons of oil dumped into the gulf by Iraq, more than twice the amount leaked by the Exxon Valdez.

6 Average days elapsed between showers for soldiers at the front.

3,000 Portions of Peking duck donated to overseas troops by the Peking Gourmet Inn, Falls Church, Va.

588 Number of murders in five largest U.S. cities during Desert Storm (263 Americans died during the war).

$4.90 Cost to the U.S. military for a Purple Heart decoration set.

26 Average age of enlisted soldiers in the gulf

60,000,000 Pounds of mail received by troops.

775,000 Condoms shipped to U.S. troops.

22 Crew members who became pregnant while the Navy supply ship Acadia was deployed.

$11.53 Average cost of a 15-minute phone call during discount hours from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia.

33 Acoustic guitars donated by the Gibson Guitar Co., Nashville.

700,000 Copies sold of the all-star recording “Voices That Care.”

40,660 Yards of yellow ribbon sold in Fort Knox, Ky., area.

639,208 Bottles of suntan lotion shipped to the gulf.

87,679 Tons of bombs dropped during the war.

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