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Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Southwest Asia Service Medal

Liberation of Kuwait

 
 
Southwest Asia Service Medal Memorial (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
1. Southwest Asia Service Medal Memorial (Front)
Inscription.
Front
Dedicated to all the enlisted men and women who valiantly participated in the liberation of Kuwait. You are the symbol of freedom.
God Bless America

Reverse
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 is at or near this postal address: 550 McDonald Street, Montgomery AL 36114, United States of America.
 
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
Southwest Asia Service Medal (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
2. Southwest Asia Service Medal (Reverse)
(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 . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Southwest Asia Service Medal. (Submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. USAF Fact Sheet on the Southwest Asia Service Medal. (Submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Southwest Asia Service Medal image. Click for full size.
USAF Photo by Mr. Steve White., April 11, 2006
3. Southwest Asia Service Medal
Wide view of memorial area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 23, 2016
4. Wide view of memorial area.
Memorial on is right of median.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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