24th Infantry Division to commemorate silver anniversary of Desert Storm

Gulf War Veterans lay wreath at 24th ID Desert Storm Memorial (PRNewsFoto/Veterans of the 24th Infantry)

Gulf War Veterans lay wreath at 24th ID Desert Storm Memorial (PRNewsFoto/Veterans of the 24th Infantry)

PRNewswire-USNewswire — A quarter of a century ago, the soldiers of the 24th Infantry Division answered the call of duty to defend Saudi Arabia and then to liberate Kuwait by defeating the Iraqi Army. There were predictions casualties could be as high as 30%. But the “Victory Division” lived up to its namesake and accomplished the mission with lighting speed as the “Point of the Spear” of Desert Storm in 1991.

Sixteen Taro Leaf soldiers were killed during the Persian Gulf War. Many others were wounded and even more came home with unexplained illnesses and the hidden wounds of post-traumatic stress disorder.

General Barry McCaffrey to Speak at Memorial Ceremony Feb 26, 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Veterans of the 24th Infantry)

General Barry McCaffrey to Speak at Memorial Ceremony Feb 26, 2016 (PRNewsFoto/Veterans of the 24th Infantry)

On Feb. 24-28, veterans of the 24th Infantry Division will gather at Fort Stewart, Ga., to commemorate the silver anniversary of Desert Storm. During the five-day reunion, many activities and events are being planned to foster social interaction, remembering and celebrating. Educational sessions will focus on PTSD, Suicide Prevention, Gulf War Illness and there will be a presentation on the National Desert Storm Memorial.

The Victory Division will reunite for a memorial ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. hours at the Gulf War Memorial. Former Division Commander Gen. Barry McCaffrey will be the keynote speaker. For full reunion itinerary and more information on reunion activities and registration see facebook.com/24thIDreunion or DesertStorm24ID.com

 

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