When we were activated they seperated us as if you had health issues previously. People with heartattacks and strokes for instance were told no going to war. If you had breathing problems you wouldnt go either. For myself I had nothing wrong with me up to that time. In fact I had barely ever had a cold even as a youngster. I never even had a broken bone. And I grew up in northern Iowa where the winters are very cold and snowy. When we left for our active duty station we had 8 inches of snow on the ground and was very cold. Plus a very long cold ride on military aircraft to Saudi. When we landed it was very very warm. When we had got home I was sick in bed for over a week. The worse part was I had a lot of small sores in my mouth which caused a lot of pain.