Desert Shield Marine writes President George H.W. Bush


20-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Eric Colton of Oregon wrote to President George H.W. Bush towards the end of the Operation Desert Shield in February, 1991, and expressed his support for President Bush’s policies. After Iraq occupied Kuwait, the President deployed the U.S. military, including Colton’s unit, to Saudi Arabia. Less than two weeks later, Bush ordered a ground operation to free Kuwait.

National Archives, President George Bush Library


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