Gulf War veteran flies to D.C. Posted in: Lifestyle As she watched the news coverage of Operation Desert Storm unfold on television in 1991, Alexandra Martinsen waited for the return of her highschool sweetheart and husband Paul, who was serving in the U.S. Marine Corp Infantry, wondering if he would come home. Last month, nearly three decades later, she gave Paul Martinsen a quilt symbolizing her wait for him to come home after he took part in Austin’s first ever Honor Flight for veterans of recent wars. Paul and Alexandra Martinsen both are heavily involved in Elgin’s American Legion Post 295; Alexandra leads the Post 295 Ladies Auxiliary, while Paul serves ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!