Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Liberation of Kuwait
Dedicated to all the enlisted men and women who valiantly participated in the liberation of Kuwait. You are the symbol of freedom.
The medal is suspended from a sand colored ribbon with red, white, blue, green and black stripes incorporating the colors of the U.S. and of the Gulf area.
The obverse depicts the desert and the sea with tank, armored personnel carrier, helicopter, ship and aircraft in recognition of joint service participation. The reverse of the medal depicts an upraised sword entwined with a palm frond symbolizing military might and preparedness in defense of peace.
Erected 1991 by AFSNCOA Class 91-D, Gunter AFB.
Location. 32° 24.252′ N, 86° 14.955′ W. Marker is in Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Avenue D and Libby Street. Touch for map. Located at the Enlisted Heritage Hall on Gunter AFB and requires base access. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "That Others May Live" (here, next to this marker); Khobar Towers Memorial (here, next to this marker); Korean Service Memorial & Medal (here, next to this marker); Operation Noble Eagle (a few steps from this marker); Army Air Corps Enlisted Pilots (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to William A. Robinson (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam Service Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Award of Air Force Cross to William H. Pitsenbarger (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Southwest Asia Service Medal. (Submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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