Memorial stone honors Desert Storm vets

Story and photo by Robert Johnson
Public Affairs staff

It took 25 years, but the veterans of Desert Storm were recognized with a stone reflecting that conflict during a ceremony in Memorial Grove Friday.

The monument, one of several marking the contributions of Soldiers in various conflicts supported by Army engineer, chemical and military police service members, is the latest addition to the grove.

“We were honored to provide a ceremony that reflected the respect we hold for our veterans who carried the torch during an era that brought our might in the Persian Gulf,” said Lt. Col. Jacqueline Reini, 5th Engineer Battalion commander.

“The victory in 1991 was won and carried on the backs of great Americans who deserve nothing but the best we can deliver when we honor them,” Reini said.

“It’s therapeutic to see this marker,” said Paul Duffy, retired…     Read More...