United States Military Back Patch OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN Campaign Map
United States Military
“OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN”
Size: 9″ x 8 7/8″
Features: Stitch or iron-on
Confronting the threat posed to the world by Iraq’s dangerous dictator, the U.S. Military launched Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 20, 2003.
In command of a multi-national coalition, America’s Armed Forces spearheaded a massive military campaign designed to oust Saddam Hussein from power and liberate the people of Iraq from his oppressive rule. Exhibiting lightning-fast speed and overwhelming power, U.S. led forces unleashed a simultaneous air and ground assault that utterly crippled the enemy’s defenses, enabling the Allies to swiftly advance toward their final objective. Seizing control of the Iraqi capital on April 9, 2003, American forces officially declared the end of Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime, ushering in a new era of Iraqi independence.
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