Persian Gulf War

Persian Gulf War (HM1CRE)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35801 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 44.076', W 86° 35.303'

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Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

Following Iraq's invasion of its neighbor Kuwait on 2 August 1990, the United States rushed troops to the Middle East to defend Saudi Arabia and liberate Kuwait. After a build-up of forces, and the expiration of a UN Mandated ordering Iraq to leave Kuwait, the war began on 17 January 1991, with a heavy aerial bombardment.

On February 25, the U.S. led coalition, which included troops from Saudi Arabia, The United Kingdom, France, Egypt, Syria, and several Persian Gulf States, opened the ground campaign. Powerful armored columns quickly routed Iraqi forces in a 100-hour ground campaign and liberated Kuwait. American losses numbered 850 killed and wounded.

Courage * Sacrifice * Duty

Kuwait and Iraq
2 August 1990 - 11 April 1991

James N. "Trey" Wilbourn, III
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Veterans Memorial Foundation
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 3:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 537681 N 3843688
Decimal Degrees34.73460000, -86.58838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.076', W 86° 35.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 4.56" N, 86° 35' 18.18" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230 Patriots Walkway, Huntsville AL 35801, US
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