18 years ago today, some of you, our Veteran brothers and sisters, honorably fought to liberate Kuwait in the Persian Gulf War. Everyone here at VetFriends.com reflects and gives thanks to the courage and bravery of all our Gulf War Veterans, along with all of our U.S. Veterans & military. We salute you.
February 28, 1991 – The Persian Gulf War Hostilities End
After the initiation of Operation Desert Storm in response to Saddam Hussein’s aggression, the U.S. launched a sophisticated all-out aerial and ground attack to free Kuwait. Over 540,000 of our U.S. troops were sent to the region.
The advanced technology and massive forces used by the U.S. quickly and decisively ended the war.
On February 27, Kuwait was recaptured and liberated by the Coalition with the collapse of Iraqi resistance. After precisely 100 hours of attack, on February 28, 1991, President Bush declared a cease-fire.
Iraq suffered roughly 20 – 35,000 casualties, with the Coalition losing 240 troops, 148 being U.S. soldiers. Soon after the cease-fire, on March 10 – Operation Desert Farewell began – sending our 540,000 American troops home.
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