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The Persian Gulf War: 25 Years Later (Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project)
In recent memory, the Persian Gulf War has been overshadowed by the more recent conflicts in the Middle East. Unlike the Afghan War and the Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War—consisting of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm—was brief, lasting from August 1990 to February 1991. While it may have been short in length, for those who participated, the Persian Gulf War had lasting effects. Below, veterans describe in their own words their experiences serving in the conflict, relating how they coped with challenges such as Scud missile alarms, potential chemical weapon attacks, and the harsh desert environment. The voices of female veterans are of particular note: the Persian Gulf War saw the largest deployment of women to a combat theater in American history.
Image: William Francis Andrews William F. Andrews
AIR FORCE
Persian Gulf War
Afghan War


Video Interview
Image: Daniel Leonard DiBono, Jr.Daniel L. DiBono, Jr.
NAVY
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview
Image: Laura E. DwyerLaura E. Dwyer
NAVY
Persian Gulf War


Video Interview, Memoir
Image: Martin Ernesto FierroMartin Ernesto Fierro
ARMY
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview
Image: Patrick J. GarmanPatrick J. Garman
ARMY
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview
Image: Charles Kittle MarlattMark Andrew Jumper
NAVY
Persian Gulf War


Audio Interview
Image: Ingrid C. LimIngrid C. Lim
ARMY
Persian Gulf War

Audio Interview
Image: Meg Parrish MinerMeg Parrish Miner
AIR FORCE
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview, Photos
Image: Traci Vanetta Wright NeroTraci V. Wright Nero
ARMY
Persian Gulf War

Audio Interview
Image: Joanne D. PalellaJoanne D. Palella
ARMY
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview, Photos, Memoir
Image: Dawn StrattonDawn Alvarez Stratton
MARINE CORPS
Persian Gulf War

Audio Interview, Photos
Image: Josephine TaylorJosephine Taylor
ARMY
Persian Gulf War

Video Interview, Photos
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