Operation Desert Storm vets to speak

Desert Storm Speakers

Tarleton State University

Monday, October 22, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Three military veterans of the 1991 Operation Desert Storm will share their memories of the war with the public at Tarleton State University at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The event will take place in room 113 in the Autry Agriculture Building Auditorium on the Stephenville campus.

The three veterans scheduled to speak are retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Glen “Butch” Collier, who now works at Fort Hood; retired Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Hixon, who is a senior military science instructor for Tarleton’s ROTC department in Killeen; and retired Staff Sgt. Joe Massey, a Tarleton State University student.

Tarleton history professor Dr. T. Lindsay Baker will serve as host and moderator.

Operation Desert Storm was a war in which United States armed forces led a U.N. coalition of 34 nations against Iraq in response to its 1990 invasion of neighboring Kuwait. The fighting began with aerial bombardment in January 1991, followed by a ground assault on February 24. The bulk of military forces engaged came from the United States, although Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and Egypt contributed substantial numbers of troops. Within 100 hours of the start of the ground operations, Iraqi resistance collapsed and the coalition declared a cease-fire. Iraq then withdrew from Kuwait, while suffering heavy human casualties and destruction of much of its infrastructure.

This program is open at no cost to all Tarleton students, faculty and staff, and off-campus members of the community are cordially invited to attend. The program will be broadcast live for local audiences on KURT 100.7 FM Tarleton Student Radio.

For more information, contact Dr. Baker at 254-968-1886.


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