Operation Desert Storm: 25 Years and Counting

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Ordinarily I’m pretty good about remembering historic dates. September 1st, 1939, marked the start of the Second World War in Europe. The beginning of World War I occurred in early August 1914, and, of course, the start of the War in the Pacific came about with the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. And yet it took a post on Facebook by the Tank Museum to remind me that its been twenty-five years since the start of the ground war to free Kuwait from Iraqi occupation. While the ground war would last only four days, it signified the rebirth of US nationalism and cemented our faith in the military establishment to see a conflict through despite the odds and turmoil it might cause. Anyway, thank you to all that served and continue to serve, and a particular heartfelt thanks to those that participated in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Your efforts will always be remembered.

 
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