Ind. senator backs plan for Gulf War memorial

2013-05-21T18:00:00Z Ind. senator backs plan for Gulf War memorialBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | Veterans of the first Persian Gulf war would be honored with a national memorial in Washington, D.C., under a plan announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.

The first-term Hoosier senator is co-sponsor of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act, which authorizes the use of public land in Washington for a privately funded monument.

"The men and women who fought in the first Gulf War, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, deserve to have their service memorialized," Donnelly said.

More than 60,000 Hoosiers served in the 1990-91 conflict that restored Kuwait following an invasion by Iraq.

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