Military History - Persian Gulf War

The Persian Gulf War, which included Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, was the United States’ first major armed conflict since the Vietnam War. The Wisconsin National Guard saw its first major mobilization in thirty years. The units activated consisted of the 13th Evacuation Hospital, the 132nd Military History Detachment, and the 1122nd Transportation Detachment from Madison, the 32nd Military Police Company from Milwaukee, the 107th Maintenance Company from Sparta, the 229th Engineer Company from Prairie du Chien, the 1157th Transportation Company from Oshkosh, and the 1158th Transportation Company from Monroe. In addition to the National Guard, more Wisconsin men and women served in other branches and units. An estimated 10,400 men and women from Wisconsin served during the Persian Gulf War, with eleven dying.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum preserves the stories of Wisconsin’s role in the Persian Gulf War. An annotated bibliography of published works relating to Wisconsin’s role in the war includes first-hand accounts, memoirs, and books about the home front. Remember to search the museum’s collections to find artifacts, books, oral history interviews, letters, photographs, and more from Wisconsin Persian Gulf War veterans. Contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Wisconsin in the Persian Gulf War: A Bibliography

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) is dedicated to preserving the memory of Wisconsin men and women who have participated in America’s military conflicts, from the Civil War through the present.  The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center contains published materials including books, periodicals, newsletters, maps, and audio visual items as well as unpublished archival materials including letters, diaries, photographs, and scrapbooks that document the service and sacrifice of Wisconsin’s citizen-soldiers in all wars.
The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.