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Kenner in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gulf War United States Air Force

926th Tactical Fighter Group

 
 
Gulf War United States Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
1. Gulf War United States Air Force Marker
Inscription. The 1990-91 Gulf War, known as "Operation Desert Storm" is considered one of the greatest military deployments and victories since World War II. Over 680,000 coalition troops fought in this operation of which the United States Air Force played a significant role. The Air Force contributed greatly to the victory by executing countless offensive, air assault and reconnaissance missions with minimal losses. The 926th Tactical Fighter Group flew A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft in 900 combat missions. Based at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, the 926th TFG is south Louisiana's only Air Force Reserve unit and the only fighter unit to be called up for active duty in "Operation Desert Storm", and active duty in any situation. Over 500 men and women of the 926th TFG fought in this historic call-up of Reserve forces, playing a pivotal role in the destruction of Iraqi Scud missile launchers, artillery, batteries, armored vehicles and tanks, bunkers and command centers.
 
Erected 1996 by Sheriff Harry Lee.
 
Location. 29° 59.43′ N, 90° 14.607′ W. Marker is in Kenner, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Minor Street and 18th. Street, on the left when traveling
Gulf War United States Air Force Marker image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
2. Gulf War United States Air Force Marker
north. Touch for map. Located behind the Kenner City Governmental Complex. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1803 Minor St, Kenner LA 70062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War U.S. Marine Corps (here, next to this marker); World War II U.S. Navy Seaman (here, next to this marker); Korean War U.S. Navy Nurse Corps (a few steps from this marker); Restored Navy A-4 Skyhawk (a few steps from this marker); World War I U.S. Army Doughboy (a few steps from this marker); United States Field Infantry World War II (a few steps from this marker); City Of Kenner Vietnam Moving Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Kenner (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenner.
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & PatriotismWar, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm
 
Kenner Veterans walkway image. Click for full size.
April 2, 2016
3. Kenner Veterans walkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2016. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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