Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Operation Desert Storm
1991 - 1995
— Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park —
January 12: U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution authorizing the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.
January 16: First U.S. government statement of Operation Desert Storm made.
January 17: The air war commenced at 2:38 a.m. (local time) when an U.S. Apache helicopter attack. U.S. led coalition war planes attacked Baghdad, Kuwait, and other military targets in Iraq.
February 1: Iraqi forces were driven out of Saudi Arabia. Coalition forces won the battle of Khalil.
February 22: U.S. President George H.W. Bush issued a 24-hour ultimatum: Iraq must withdraw from Kuwait to avoid start of a ground war.
February 24: Ground war begins when U.S. led coalition forces invaded Iraq and Kuwait at 4 a.m. local time.
February 26: Saddam Hussein ordered the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
February 28: U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced a cease-fire and that Kuwait had been liberated from Iraqi occupation.
March 3: Iraq accepts the terms of a cease-fire from the U.N. Security Council.
March 17: First U.S.
Erected by Hillsborough County.
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. 27° 58.573′ N, 82° 21.746′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Memorial can be reached from U.S. 301, 0.2 miles south of East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Located within Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3602 N US-301, Tampa FL 33619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Desert Shield (here, next to this marker); The Gulf War (here, next to this marker); Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf (here, next to this marker); Vietnam Women’s Memorial (a few steps from this marker); K-9 Corps/K-9 Handlers (a few steps from this marker); Hillsborough County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lt Col James Michael Basta (a few steps from this marker); Richard “Dick” Arens, Major USAF (Ret) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Also see . . . Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park. (Submitted on April 4, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.