National Desert Storm War Memorial

National Desert Storm War Memorial The National Desert Storm Memorial Association is responsible for building the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Within 24 hours, Iraq's military occupied its southern neighbor and controlled nearly 30% of the world’s oil supply. Iraq's brutal dictator then set his eyes on Saudi Arabia. President George H.W. Bush recognized Saudi Arabia’s important role in the region and launched Operation Desert Shield. As the deployment of American combat forces in Saudi Arabia grew,

In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Within 24 hours, Iraq's military occupied its southern neighbor and controlled nearly 30% of the world’s oil supply. Iraq's brutal dictator then set his eyes on Saudi Arabia. President George H.W. Bush recognized Saudi Arabia’s important role in the region and launched Operation Desert Shield. As the deployment of American combat forces in Saudi Arabia grew,

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Jan 17, 1991:  Desert Storm coverage in the NY Daily News. (New York Daily News) 30 years later we are working to constr...
09/03/2021

Jan 17, 1991: Desert Storm coverage in the NY Daily News. (New York Daily News)
30 years later we are working to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Donate here: https://bit.ly/HelpBuildMemorial
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Jan 17, 1991: Desert Storm coverage in the NY Daily News. (New York Daily News)
30 years later we are working to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Donate here: https://bit.ly/HelpBuildMemorial
www.ndswm.org

Responding to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, troops of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division deploy across the Saudi desert on Novem...
09/02/2021

Responding to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, troops of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division deploy across the Saudi desert on November 4, 1990, during preparations prior to the Gulf War.
📷: Greg English / AP
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Responding to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, troops of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division deploy across the Saudi desert on November 4, 1990, during preparations prior to the Gulf War.
📷: Greg English / AP
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Final inventory of our historic 30th Anniversary shirts. A few sizes are already sold out. 2 versions available.Order he...
09/02/2021

Final inventory of our historic 30th Anniversary shirts.
A few sizes are already sold out. 2 versions available.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM and know that all proceeds help us to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial.

Final inventory of our historic 30th Anniversary shirts.
A few sizes are already sold out. 2 versions available.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM and know that all proceeds help us to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial.

February 25, 1991: Hundreds of US military vehicles are seen in the desert in Iraq on the second day of the massive grou...
09/01/2021

February 25, 1991: Hundreds of US military vehicles are seen in the desert in Iraq on the second day of the massive ground assault into Kuwait and Iraq.
Image Credit: AFP
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February 25, 1991: Hundreds of US military vehicles are seen in the desert in Iraq on the second day of the massive ground assault into Kuwait and Iraq.
Image Credit: AFP
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Mick Bretz, crew chief of #87-0248, with 'Tico' Tice early on Jan 17, 1991, the first day of the Gulf War. Tico was shot...
09/01/2021

Mick Bretz, crew chief of #87-0248, with 'Tico' Tice early on Jan 17, 1991, the first day of the Gulf War. Tico was shot down and became a POW on the 19th during the largest strike package of the war.
Photo: Mick Bretz
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Mick Bretz, crew chief of #87-0248, with 'Tico' Tice early on Jan 17, 1991, the first day of the Gulf War. Tico was shot down and became a POW on the 19th during the largest strike package of the war.
Photo: Mick Bretz
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“We had overwhelming force,” he said. “We attacked when he didn’t think we were going to, we were prepared, and we led w...
09/01/2021

“We had overwhelming force,” he said. “We attacked when he didn’t think we were going to, we were prepared, and we led with air power, and stealth, and stand-off weapons.” The coalition continued with the attack “every day, continuous pounding—1,000 attack sorties a day. … He just couldn’t cope with that.”
Read the Air Force Magazine article here: https://www.airforcemag.com/article/desert-storms-unheeded-lessons/
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“We had overwhelming force,” he said. “We attacked when he didn’t think we were going to, we were prepared, and we led with air power, and stealth, and stand-off weapons.” The coalition continued with the attack “every day, continuous pounding—1,000 attack sorties a day. … He just couldn’t cope with that.”
Read the Air Force Magazine article here: https://www.airforcemag.com/article/desert-storms-unheeded-lessons/
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Can you think of a better shirt for you to be wearing? These shirts are for the 1991 Veteran. Plan ahead for Veteran's D...
09/01/2021

Can you think of a better shirt for you to be wearing?
These shirts are for the 1991 Veteran.
Plan ahead for Veteran's Day 2021.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM and know that all proceeds help us to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial.

Can you think of a better shirt for you to be wearing?
These shirts are for the 1991 Veteran.
Plan ahead for Veteran's Day 2021.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM and know that all proceeds help us to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial.

Stump tells Fox News he launched the effort to build a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial when decades aft...
08/07/2021

Stump tells Fox News he launched the effort to build a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial when decades after the liberation, he "came to the realization that this was being forgotten."
"It was a very significant and important time in history," he says, "and what people tended to remember is its brevity and not its lasting impact."
See the full Fox News article here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/national-desert-storm-desert-shield-war-memorial-construction

Stump tells Fox News he launched the effort to build a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial when decades after the liberation, he "came to the realization that this was being forgotten."
"It was a very significant and important time in history," he says, "and what people tended to remember is its brevity and not its lasting impact."
See the full Fox News article here: https://www.foxnews.com/us/national-desert-storm-desert-shield-war-memorial-construction

31 years ago today, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Join us as we work to honor the service and the sacrifice: preparing to constru...
08/02/2021

31 years ago today, Iraq invaded Kuwait.
Join us as we work to honor the service and the sacrifice: preparing to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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31 years ago today, Iraq invaded Kuwait.
Join us as we work to honor the service and the sacrifice: preparing to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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Semper Fortis shirts have arrived! #navy They look great! ✅Order now and your shirt will ship this weekend.  Otherwise t...
07/31/2021

Semper Fortis shirts have arrived! #navy
They look great! ✅
Order now and your shirt will ship this weekend. Otherwise they ship in September as we are not shipping during the month of August.
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Semper Fortis shirts have arrived! #navy
They look great! ✅
Order now and your shirt will ship this weekend. Otherwise they ship in September as we are not shipping during the month of August.
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FLASH SALE!  11 hours onlyOur Desert Storm Veteran Coin is reduced 40%. 😍New orders only.  Sale ends midnight EDT July 3...
07/30/2021

FLASH SALE! 11 hours only
Our Desert Storm Veteran Coin is reduced 40%. 😍
New orders only. Sale ends midnight EDT July 30.
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FLASH SALE! 11 hours only
Our Desert Storm Veteran Coin is reduced 40%. 😍
New orders only. Sale ends midnight EDT July 30.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM

Our online store will not be shipping merchandise during the month of August 2021. Order now and your items will ship no...
07/30/2021

Our online store will not be shipping merchandise during the month of August 2021.
Order now and your items will ship now. ✅
Orders placed after midnight July 31 will begin to ship Sept 2.
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Our online store will not be shipping merchandise during the month of August 2021.
Order now and your items will ship now. ✅
Orders placed after midnight July 31 will begin to ship Sept 2.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM
Free shipping.

These are great AND they make a great gift. Like a coin - but better! The Desert Storm Veteran Bottle Opener ⇩Order here...
07/30/2021

These are great AND they make a great gift.
Like a coin - but better!
The Desert Storm Veteran Bottle Opener ⇩
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These are great AND they make a great gift.
Like a coin - but better!
The Desert Storm Veteran Bottle Opener ⇩
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Join us as we work to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall. The Memorial will be constructe...
07/30/2021
National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial

Join us as we work to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall.
The Memorial will be constructed at the SW corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street NW, Washington, D.C.
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07/28/2021

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Order this week if you want to receive it before September! We will not be shipping during the month of August. Orders p...
07/27/2021

Order this week if you want to receive it before September!
We will not be shipping during the month of August.
Orders placed after July 31 will begin to ship Sept 2.
This is the USMC shirt in our new series of 1991 Veteran shirts.
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All proceeds from our store help us to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington D.C.
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Order this week if you want to receive it before September!
We will not be shipping during the month of August.
Orders placed after July 31 will begin to ship Sept 2.
This is the USMC shirt in our new series of 1991 Veteran shirts.
Enter our store here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM
All proceeds from our store help us to build the National Desert Storm War Memorial in Washington D.C.
www.ndswm.org

Thank you to the Korean War Veterans Association of Western PA (Matthew B. Ridgway Chapter) for your financial contribut...
07/27/2021

Thank you to the Korean War Veterans Association of Western PA (Matthew B. Ridgway Chapter) for your financial contribution to help build the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
Korean War Veterans Association
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Thank you to the Korean War Veterans Association of Western PA (Matthew B. Ridgway Chapter) for your financial contribution to help build the National Desert Storm War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C.
Korean War Veterans Association
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07/25/2021

High honor always at Arlington National Cemetery.
On July 24, 2021, four women from the Desert Storm Combat Women Group ceremoniously placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of all the men and women who died during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Photo: Anna Lutz, Sandra Rivera, Tammy Buterbaugh and Laura Ramsey.
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Is it possible that the air campaign of Operation Desert Storm (orchestrated by General Chuck Horner)(1991) was the grea...
07/24/2021

Is it possible that the air campaign of Operation Desert Storm (orchestrated by General Chuck Horner)(1991) was the greatest air campaign in the history of the world?
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Is it possible that the air campaign of Operation Desert Storm (orchestrated by General Chuck Horner)(1991) was the greatest air campaign in the history of the world?
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In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Within 24 hours, Iraq's military occupied its southern neighbor and controlled nearly 30% of the world's oil supply. Iraq's brutal dictator then

For the 1991 Army veteran. Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWMThese are in stock now, but note our NO SHIP AUGUST. Order...
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For the 1991 Army veteran.
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These are in stock now, but note our NO SHIP AUGUST. Orders placed after midnight July 31 will start shipping Sept 2.
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For the 1991 Army veteran.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM
These are in stock now, but note our NO SHIP AUGUST. Orders placed after midnight July 31 will start shipping Sept 2.
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Outstanding leadership during Operation Desert Storm.www.ndswm.org
07/19/2021

Outstanding leadership during Operation Desert Storm.
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Outstanding leadership during Operation Desert Storm.
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FINAL inventory of the 30th Anniversary shirt. Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM ✅Note:  We will not be shipping durin...
07/19/2021

FINAL inventory of the 30th Anniversary shirt.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM
Note: We will not be shipping during the month of August. Orders placed after midnight July 31 will begin to ship Sept 2.
www.ndswm.org

FINAL inventory of the 30th Anniversary shirt.
Order here: http://bit.ly/shopNDSWM
Note: We will not be shipping during the month of August. Orders placed after midnight July 31 will begin to ship Sept 2.
www.ndswm.org

Col John A. Woodhead Ill, Chief of Staff 2d Force Service Support Group, left, and Brigadier General Charles C. Krulak, ...
07/18/2021

Col John A. Woodhead Ill, Chief of Staff 2d Force Service Support Group, left, and Brigadier General Charles C. Krulak, Commanding General, Direct Support Command. #USMC
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Col John A. Woodhead Ill, Chief of Staff 2d Force Service Support Group, left, and Brigadier General Charles C. Krulak, Commanding General, Direct Support Command. #USMC
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Some Facts and a Challenge: ● We currently have 32 people actively fundraising for us on Facebook. ● Total [funds raised...
07/17/2021

Some Facts and a Challenge:
● We currently have 32 people actively fundraising for us on Facebook.
● Total [funds raised on Facebook] for the period of 1 Jan - 15 June 2021 is $37,132.60.
● Be the nuts and bolts as we work to raise the funds to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial - to honor the service and the sacrifice. Fundraise for us on Facebook: (these instructions are for your computer - not your phone)
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● Thank you!

Some Facts and a Challenge:
● We currently have 32 people actively fundraising for us on Facebook.
● Total [funds raised on Facebook] for the period of 1 Jan - 15 June 2021 is $37,132.60.
● Be the nuts and bolts as we work to raise the funds to construct the National Desert Storm War Memorial - to honor the service and the sacrifice. Fundraise for us on Facebook: (these instructions are for your computer - not your phone)
Go to your personal Facebook.
Click on Home (it is the little graphic of a house)
Click on Fundraisers on the left side of your screen.
Click on: Select Non Profit
Click on or search for: National Desert Storm War Memorial
Choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
Click Create.
Connect with us here if you want to join the Facebook Group for our current campaign: https://www.facebook.com/groups/542323286962791
● Thank you!

1991: A Kuwaiti woman waves her country's flag as dozens of Americans arrive in Kuwait City after the liberation of the ...
07/16/2021

1991: A Kuwaiti woman waves her country's flag as dozens of Americans arrive in Kuwait City after the liberation of the country from Iraqi forces. Told that the visitors were not soldiers but reporters, one woman replied, "It doesn't matter, you're American. That is enough. Americans freed our country from the arms of that madman [Saddam Hussein]."
📷: Stars and Stripes
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1991: A Kuwaiti woman waves her country's flag as dozens of Americans arrive in Kuwait City after the liberation of the country from Iraqi forces. Told that the visitors were not soldiers but reporters, one woman replied, "It doesn't matter, you're American. That is enough. Americans freed our country from the arms of that madman [Saddam Hussein]."
📷: Stars and Stripes
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The Liberation of Kuwait

In 1990, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. Within 24 hours, Iraq's military occupied its southern neighbor and controlled nearly 30% of the world’s oil supply. Iraq's brutal dictator then set his eyes on Saudi Arabia. President George H.W. Bush recognized Saudi Arabia’s important role in the region and launched Operation Desert Shield. As the deployment of American combat forces in Saudi Arabia grew, President Bush issued a mandate to Hussein stating that all Iraqi troops must leave Kuwait by January 15, 1991. The deadline passed with Kuwait still occupied by Iraqi forces. On January 17, 1991, the United States led coalition forces in the liberation of Kuwait, a campaign known as Operation Desert Storm.

These operations resulted in several major coalition victories, the removal of Iraqi forces from Kuwait, the imposition of international sanctions against Iraq and a significantly weakened Iraqi Army.

Roughly 600,000 American troops were deployed in support both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm; nearly 400 died.


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Just got mine in time for Christmas. Thank you for all the work you put into making this happen National Desert Storm War Memorial.
Just got mine in time for Christmas:
E Co, 3/41 Inf, 2nd AD. Ghost Riders.
War is a necessary Evil.
Putting up our tree tonight and always in our minds but especially tough during the holidays #NeverForgotten
The proper name should be " National Desert Shield and Desert Storm War Memorial".
Join us in Danville, KY for the FIRE & ICE RALLY 'n RIDE hosted by the AMVETS Riders Dept of KY. This 2 day event includes a bonfire with fireside music, poker run on Saturday with 2 bands, 2 meals, Raffles, Live & Silent Auction, Beer Tent and more! This is a 100% Charity event with 50% going to the Nat'l Desert Storm War Memorial (in honor of the KY KIA or accidental deaths during Desert Storm) and the other 50% going to assist veterans right here in KY.
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I am Desert Shield/ Desert Storm Veteran. 12B COMBAT Engineer 16th Engineer Battalion (Combat). I would like to thank everyone who is involved, for all the work to bring this all together! It is our time!