National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial


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Today my guest is Scott Stump, who is the CEO and President of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association which is working to build the Desert Storm/Desert Shield memorial near the National Mall in Washington, DC. We discuss: • Reviewing the situation back at that time before and during the war • His involvement in the war • What inspired him to join the Marine Corps • Saddam’s plan to make Kuwait part of Iraq • What Saddam’s troops did to the Kuwaiti citizens during the occupation • George H.W. Bush’s leadership during that time • The mission of the coalition in the war • What he thought about the recognition parade after the war; what it really meant • What the memorial will highlight • Explaining the “pivot” in the public’s view of the military • How the permitting process went of getting the memorial near the Mall • What the war memorial will look like and its message • What makes the memorial unique compared to the other war memorials MORE: Learn more and donate to the memorial: - - - - Gayle Totter's Website: Support Gayle's RIGHT IN DC Podcasts:

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