H06-1640. Voss, Judy. Papers, 1990-1991. 0.50 linear ft.


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The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991) was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of approximately 30 nations led by the United States and mandated by the United Nations in order to liberate Kuwait. The conflict is known by numerous alternative names that reflect the historical, political, and journalistic views of different groups and regions. These include Gulf War, Persian Gulf War, War in the Gulf, 1990 Gulf War, Gulf War Sr. or First Gulf War (to distinguish it from the 2003 Iraq War), Second Gulf War (to distinguish it from the Iran-Iraq War), Liberation of Kuwait, War of Kuwait and Mother of Battles. Operation Desert Storm was the U.S. name of the airland operations and is often used to refer to the conflict. The war began with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, following Iraqi contentions that Kuwait was illegally slant-drilling petroleum across Iraq’s border. The invasion was met with immediate economic sanctions by the United Nations against Iraq. Hostilities commenced in January 1991, resulting in a decisive victory for the coalition forces, which drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait with minimal coalition deaths. Aerial and ground combat was confined to Iraq, Kuwait and bordering areas of Saudi Arabia. Iraq also launched missiles against targets in Saudi Arabia and Israel. The collection contains correspondence from soldiers to Judy Voss and her sons, involved in the Gulf War between 1990-1991. Correspondents include Congressman Fred Upton, William L. Amsink, Bruce Andrews, Scott Baker, R. D. Beckman, Thomas A. Beckman, Dean R. Behrendt, Rolando Calanchi, Janet Daniels, Kregg M. Deur, Hermen Dialz, Michael D. Driscoll, Tim R. Groen, Raymond Gutierrez, John A. Hayes, Bryan Hurst, Jim K. Jakubczak, Rich Jakubczak, Jeff Lutz, Douglas McKittrick, Joshua Morales, William P. Peterson, Steve Rotman, Arthur L. Saily, Robert Sales, James Sexton, Robert Ten Brink, T. J. Thomas, Alex Tovar, Arthur Trevino, M. A. Vogan, Javier Villarreal.


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