This Day In History – Assisting the Iraqi Kurds in Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, 1991

“The telephone woke General Potter at two o’clock in the morning on Saturday, 6 April 1991. He was at a guesthouse in Bad Tolz, Germany, where the preceding day he had visited the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group. Potter and the battalion had just returned from Turkey. The alert notice indicated that they were going back. After passing it on to the battalion, Potter drove to Stuttgart. Arriving at six o’clock that morning, he found his SOCEUR staff packing for deployment. Alert calls had already gone out to Colonel Hooten’s 39th Special Operations Wing, Colonel Tangney’s 10th Special Forces Group, and Colonel Katz’s 7th Special Operations Support Command.”

-Chapter 3, Crisis in the Mountains, Gordon W. Rudd, Humanitarian Intervention, Assisting the Iraqi Kurds in Operation Provide Comfort, Center for Military History, 2004