Cheryl Elston - Arrival in Kigali

Running time
1 min 12 sec
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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Transcript

Well, the airport had been affected, so there was bullet marks up the outside of the airport, windows were shot out. There were no workers, so it was mainly the US and the Canada troops that were on the ground, making it a functioning airport.

So we got into the terminal and got told to sit around and just wait because we were waiting for the transport to take us to where we were going to be located. So we basically just sat around, read, listened to our disc-man, Walkmans, and just talked, tried to look out the windows, but it was, obviously, very hot. It was very dusty, and there weren't a lot of locals around at that time, so it was quite isolated.

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