Montpelier in Williams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Williams County Persian Gulf War Memorial
The Persian Gulf War was the result of Iraq invading and annexing the oil rich nation of Kuwait at the order of Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, and the threat to Saudi Arabia. It was conducted in two phases, Operation Desert Shield, from August 2, 1990 to January 17, 1991, which was mainly an air campaign and a buildup of troops for the defense of Saudi Arabia. The second phase, Operation Desert Storm, from 17 January 1991 to 28 February 1991 was a combined air, land and sea combat phase consisting of coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. The result was a decisive victory for the coalition forces, who liberated Kuwait and advanced into Iraqi territory. The coalition ceased its advance and declared a ceasefire after only 100 hours of the ground campaign beginning. The United States established No-Fly zones for the Iraqi military in the northern and southern areas of Iraq to protect Kurds and other threatened populations. Many soldiers returning from the Persian Gulf War suffered mysterious symptoms and children were born with birth defects after
On September 11, 2001, nineteen Terrorists from Saudi Arabia 1 and several other Arab nations, financed by the al Qaeda terrorist organization of Osama bin Laden, acting in retaliation for America's support of Israel, its involvement in the Persian Gulf War and its continued military presence in the Middle East, hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. causing both to collapse, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane, that was believed to be headed to the White House or U.S. Capitol Building, crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers stormed the cabin in an attempt to regain control of the airliner. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks,which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism.
"My deployment to Iraq made me look at the world differently. I was
- Amy Waterston, Bryan Ohio
The Author is unknown, and I heard this during a joint operation in Europe during the onset of the Gulf War. "Leaders instill in their people themselves. Positive leaders empower people a hope for success and a belief in to accomplish their goals. My service in Europe and in Japan during joint operations gave me the ability to learn and strive to make a difference in those that I meet each day.
- Tim Livengood, Pioneer Ohio
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1991.
Location. 41° 35.249′ N, 84° 35.838′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Ohio, in Williams County. Memorial is on East Main Street (Ohio Route 107) just east of Henry Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 875 E Main St, Montpelier OH 43543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Williams County Cold War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Agnew-Shinabarger American Legion Post 307 Pioneer, Ohio (here, next to this marker); Montpelier Honor Guard Members (here, next Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Williams County Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Williams County Afghanistan War and 2nd Iraq War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Entry of The United States (here, next to this marker); Williams County World War II Memorial (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.