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Nowadays, when people think of Iraq, they think of the war that began in 2003, ISIS and the long fight against terrorism. But the U.S. military’s first major conflict with the country came more than a decade before that – 25 years ago, in fact.

Operation Desert Storm began Jan. 17, 1991, after Iraqi forces who had invaded neighboring Kuwait refused to withdraw. The conflict is now commonly known as the Gulf War.

Here are six important facts you should know about it.

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As American involvement in the Vietnam War began, remedy the A-1 Skyraider was still the medium attack aircraft in many carrier air wings, although it was planned to be replaced by the A-6A Intruder as part of the general switch to jet aircraft. Skyraiders from Constellation and Ticonderoga participated in the first U.S. Navy strikes against North Vietnam on 5 August 1964 as part of Operation Pierce Arrow in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, striking against fuel depots at Vinh, with one Skyraider from Ticonderoga damaged by anti-aircraft fire, and a second from Constellation shot down, killing its pilot.

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On January 16, 1991, President George H. W. Bush announced the start of what would be called Operation Desert Storm—a military operation to expel occupying Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which Iraq had invaded and annexed months earlier. For weeks, a U.S.-led coalition of two dozen nations had positioned more than 900,000 troops in the region, most stationed on the Saudi-Iraq border. A U.N.-declared deadline for withdrawal passed on January 15, with no action from Iraq, so coalition forces began a five-week bombardment of Iraqi command and control targets from air and sea. Despite widespread fears that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein might order the use of chemical weapons, a ground invasion followed in February.

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Freedom is never given.. it is won

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With a son in the Marine Corps and a heart that aches for all military families, hospital Madel O’Neil found her own mission as a volunteer with the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care support program.

It’s humbling and satisfying work, physician pulling together community resources to help meet the needs of service members who give so much, the Lancaster resident said.

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Monday’s Medal of Honor ceremony highlighted the heroism of Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, but it also brought new attention to the valor displayed by a fellow SEAL who sacrificed his life in the same hostage rescue mission that earned Byers the Medal of Honor.

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Happy father's day to all military father's

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Eighteen years after rescuing Josibel Apontel from a fire, health former police officer Peter Getz officer watched her graduate magna cum laude from college.

 

 

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Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt heard the crash at the gate of the naval training center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, dialed 911 and then, together with another Marine, hurried to save his fellow service members from an advancing gunman who would eventually take five lives before losing his own, Wyatt’s aunt tells PEOPLE in an exclusive account of the Marines’ heroism.

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