From Ohio History Central
The Gulf War was a short military conflict between Iraqi and United Nations forces during the first two months of 1991.
On August 2, 1990, Iraqi troops invaded and then occupied neighboring Kuwait. The United Nations, at the urging of the United States of America, sent forces to nearby nations to pressure Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. Eventually thirty-four different nations sent forces to the region. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, however, refused to withdraw his troops from Kuwait. The Iraqi invasion of Kuwait started the Gulf War, which was named after the neighboring Persian Gulf.
Thousands of Ohioans participated in the Gulf War. Approximately 540,000 United States soldiers participated in the conflict. Of the 147 Americans killed in battle and an additional 325 accidental deaths, sixteen were Ohioans.
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