Persian Gulf War Plaque, T or C, New Mexico
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N 33° 07.274 W 107° 15.913
13S E 288660 N 3667010
Quick Description: There are monuments for 16 wars that had United States involvement.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2011 6:12:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMCXCD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member waypointazoid
Views: 4

Long Description:
The Veterans Memorial Park in Truth or Consequences in New Mexico is adjacent the Dianne Hamilton Military Museum and features monuments, plaques, a replica of the statue of liberty, a history walk designed in the shape of a Congressional Medal of Honor medallion, and a 1/2 size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The museum includes educational exhibits and collections that include war memorabilia, a Buffalo Soldier display, a Military button collection, and military items that belonged to local residents. The museum exterior wall that faces the main street is adorned with an impressive mural of soldiers in lush vegetation and a Huey helicopter.

Hamilton Military Museum and Veterans Memorial Park
996 S. Broadway
P.O. Box 472
Truth or Consequences 87901"
Text of Plaque:
The text on this plaque reads: "The Persian Gulf War "Operation Desert Storm" August 2, 1990 - March 3, 1991 Deaths 293 - Wounded 467 On August 2, 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait and quickly siezed control of the small nation. Within days, the United States and the United Nations demanded immediate Iraqi withdrawl. Within a week, the United States and other U.N. Members began sending troops to Saudi Arabia under the authority of the United Nations. By January of 1991, over half a million Allied Troops were deployed in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Gulf region. Allied forces began bombing Iraq and her forces in Kuwait on January 16, 1991 and on February 23, 1991, Allied Forces launched a gorund war. By February 26, U.S. and Allied Arab Forces, along with the underground Kuwaiti Resistance, controlled Kuwait City. Allied Air Forces attacked the retreating Iraqi Occupation Army. President Bush ordered a cease-fire, and surviving Iraqi troops were allowed to escape into southern Iraq. Iraq accepted the terms of the cease-fire, and the fighting ended on March 3, 1991.

Date of dedication: 1/1/2009

Placed by: Sierra County Government

Type of Memorial: Gulf War Specific

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