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Media: Who Killed Col. James Sabow?

Who Killed Col. James Sabow?

Was Marine Corps Col. James Sabow the victim of a military cover-up?

By NICK SCHOU

Orange County Weekly, Thursday, Feb 17 2000

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1991, began as a particularly busy day at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Earlier that month, U.S. and allied forces in Saudi Arabia had begun the bloody air war that turned Operation Desert Shield into Operation Desert Storm.

El Toro was on high alert, but all was quiet on F Street, a narrow lane of modest ranch houses for base officers and their families. One of those officers was Colonel James E. Sabow, a 51-year-old, no-nonsense, straight-as-a-ramrod Marine Corps jet pilot.

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