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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Operation Iraqi Freedom

2003 - 2010

 

— Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge —

 
Operation Iraqi Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
1. Operation Iraqi Freedom Marker
Inscription.  
The United States led a coalition of forces to disarm Iraq and establish a democratic Iraqi government. Coalition forces also helped to secure the new government, and combat the insurgency that followed. The majority of U.S. ground troops departed Iraq in August of 2010, with a smaller force of 50,000 remaining under Operation New Dawn.

Total Active U.S. Military 172,000
Killed In Action 3,480
Volusia County KIA 4
Wounded in Action 31,942
 
Erected 2020 by City of Daytona Beach.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 2nd Iraq.
 
Location. 29° 12.655′ N, 81° 0.71′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Silver Beach Avenue 0.2 miles from City Island Parkway, on the right when traveling west. Marker located on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Indian Wars (a few steps from this marker); Mexican-American War (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
2. Operation Iraqi Freedom Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tecumseh’s War/Creek War/Second Barbary War (within shouting distance of this marker); Bosnian War/Operation Uphold Democracy/ Kosovo War (within shouting distance of this marker); The War of 1812 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War (about 300 feet away); Operation Just Cause/Operation Restore Hope/Operation Gothic Serpent (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
More about this marker. Currently there are 25 historic markers, commemorating America's military conflicts, located at scenic overlooks on the bridge. Florida’s first concrete arch bridge is named after Daytona Beach’s most renowned hotelier and entrepreneur.
 
Also see . . .  Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Volusia County, Florida (Submitted on August 18, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.) 
 
Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing west image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
3. Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing west
Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing east image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
4. Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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