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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Spencerville in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Persian Gulf War

1990 -- 1991

— Worldwide 2,322,000 / Deployed to Gulf 694,550 / Killed 383 / Wounded 467 —

Persian Gulf War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2019
1. Persian Gulf War Marker
Inscription.  On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded the tiny, oil-rich nation of Kuwait. The United States formed a coalition of 34 nations to liberate Kuwait, beginning Operation Desert Shield on August 7, 1990. The United States deployed 694,550 troops in the war Operation Desert Storm, comprised of coordinated air and ground assaults, began on February 24 1991. Declaring a cease-fire 100 hours after the ground campaign started, the US led coalition forces had achieved their objective of freeing Kuwait from Iraqi control.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm. A significant historical date for this entry is February 24, 1991.
Location. 40° 42.7′ N, 84° 21.217′ W. Marker is in Spencerville, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Main Street (Ohio Route 117) and W. 6th Street, on the right when traveling north on N. Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencerville OH 45887, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this
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marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker); War On Terror (a few steps from this marker); Spencerville Schools Veterans Memorial Bench (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Spencerville Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencerville.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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