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Date with History: Desert Redleg
Our Date with History series, now in its 16th year, features presentations by authors, historians, documentarians, and veterans on a variety of military history topics. Speaker for this presentation: Colonel (Retired) L. Scott Lingamfelter.
When Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, triggering the First Gulf War, a coalition of thirty-five countries led by the United States responded with Operation Desert Storm, which culminated in a one-hundred-hour coordinated air strike and ground assault that repelled Iraqi forces from Kuwait. But there is much more to that story. Though largely forgotten in descriptions of the war, an eight-day barrage of artillery fire made this seemingly rapid offensive possible. At theView more
In person: Free event with paid parking.
Virtual: Free event registration is required.
For in person visitors - Desert Redleg: Artillery Warfare in the First Gulf War will be available for purchase and signing during the presentation.
Contact: (630) 668-5161
1s151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
Cantigny's regular daily parking fee is $5 per car. Parking is free on the first Wednesday of every month. On Saturdays and Sundays, May through September, parking is $10. The $10 rate also applies on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Parking is free at all times for Cantigny Park members, Honor Club members, and those attending ticketed events or other fee-based programs.
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