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Persian Gulf War

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Persian Gulf War image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
1. Persian Gulf War
Inscription. 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 Mandate 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
 
Erected 2011 by The Veterans Memorial Foundation.
 
Location. 34° 44.076′ N, 86° 35.303′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street Northwest and Washington Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Monroe Street Northwest. Click for map. Located in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Monroe Street Northwest, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Persian Gulf War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
2. Persian Gulf War Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Global War on Terrorism (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Time Capsule (a few steps from this marker); World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct (within shouting distance of this marker); I am an American Warrior (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gulf War Index. GULF WAR POW/MIA, KIA/BNR, and Returnees U.S. Military, Civilians and Foreign Nationals (Submitted on January 20, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on January 21, 2014.)
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
 
Persian Gulf War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
3. Persian Gulf War Marker
The Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. The Veterans Memorial Foundation, a volunteer organization, was chartered to oversee the design and construction of the memorial by the City of Huntsville, the County of Madison and endorsed by the citizens of Madison in 2002. The memorial was funded entirely by the citizens,of Madison County and the Tennessee Valley and is maintained by the City of Huntsville. The 8 polished black granite markers are engraved with the names of over 365 Madison County servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The granite for these markers is from the same quarry that supplied the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. Engraved in limestone above the black granite markers is the timeline of all Wars from 1775 showing the nearly three million men and women who have died or been wounded in defense of our country. The Memorial honors and pays tribute to all veterans for their "Courage, "Sacrifice", and call to "Duty".
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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