Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on a map during Operation Desert Storm.
By Ruth Quinn

Army Intelligence Soldiers post Iraqi positions on one of the large-scale maps used during Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. (US Army photo)

A new dedicated flag at the National Infantry…
A new dedicated flag at the National Infantry Museum commemorates Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
By Vince Little, The Bayonet

A new dedicated flag at the National Infantry... A new dedicated flag at the National Infantry Museum commemorates Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Desert Storm/Desert Shield

Operation Desert Storm began on January 17, 1991, at 0300 hours (1900 hours of January 16, Eastern Standard Time). It was a direct result of the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein on August 2, 1990. American President George H. W. Bush immediately condemned the Iraqi action, as did the governments of Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Hussein, unconcerned about these protests, gambled that his fellow Arab states would stand by and either support or ignore his act of aggression. He was wrong. Two-thirds of the 21 members of the Arab League condemned the invasion, with Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd turning to the United States and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for help. Six days later, US Air Force fighter planes began landing in Saudi Arabia as part of a massive build-up of troops and equipment that was known as Operation Desert Shield. Intelligence Center Provides Support to Desert Shield/Desert Storm  Army MI article.

Gulf War tribute kicks off Memorial Day weekend  By Vince Little, The Bayonet  (Flag photo above is from this article.)

Two decades ago, U.S. and coalition forces shoved Iraq out of Kuwait in relatively rapid fashion to claim an overwhelming victory in the Gulf War. The first national ceremony honoring the 382 American men and women who gave their lives took place Thursday.
The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center hosted a 20th anniversary tribute to the troops killed during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It was part of Fort Benning’s Memorial Day commemoration and coincided with the basic training graduation of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, at the museum parade field.

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M915 tractor with M113 Armored Personnel Carriers waiting for the convoy to move out.

Eventful Convoy in Desert Storm

Boring convoys would be nice, but can get over exciting quickly. (Where is the ammo truck?)
During the convoy, at about 2am, on this super highway in the middle of the Saudi wasteland, there’s nothing but pitch blackness except for the dim illumination of our trucks headlights and the occasional passing motorist. Our vehicle intervals are stretched out to about 100 meters and we can barely make out who is ahead of us or who is behind us, except again, for the faint illumination of the lights of the trucks and our convoy manifest. We are tired and sleepy, having been driving for 20 hours or so.