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Capital Region Scrapbook, 1991: 30 years since the Gulf War

Jayne Savage greets her son, Donald Savage III, from duty in the Persian Gulf during a "welcome home" ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville on Wednesday, March 13, 1991.
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Jayne Savage greets her son, Donald Savage III, from duty in the Persian Gulf during a "welcome home" ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville on Wednesday, March 13, 1991.

SCRAPBOOK – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Persian Gulf War, which began in mid-January 1991 with a U.S.-led air offensive known as Operation Desert Storm.

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After 42 days of attacks by the allied coalition in the air and on the ground, U.S. President George H.W. Bush declared a cease-fire on February 28.

Historians later said continuing conflict in the region led to a second Gulf War, known as the Iraq War, that began in 2003.

Gazette file photos by Sid Brown, Jim Cassin, Ray Summers and Marc Schultz.

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Jayne Savage greets her son, Donald Savage III, from duty in the Persian Gulf during a “welcome home” ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville on Wednesday, March 13, 1991. Savage served with the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Flight.

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Everyone was smiling at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville on Wednesday, March 13, 1991, welcoming local soldiers as they returned home from the Persian Gulf. In the group were Jayne Savage, center, and her husband, Donald “Butch” Savage.

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Staff Sgt. Joseph Amorosi, a member of the New York National Guard’s 105th Infantry, poses with family members during a service for peace held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, at the Harvest Church off Route 146 in Clifton Park. Beth Amorosi looks at her husband at the top of the photograph

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Members of “Operation Mustard Seed,” a group started by local resident Monica Bell to collect and ship goods for soldiers deployed to the Persian Gulf, pack items during a public event at Latham Circle Mall in 1991.

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Anti-war demonstrators march in front of the U.S. Post Office in Saratoga Springs, shortly before the Persian Gulf war began in 1991.

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People concerned about coming war pray during a vigil at Schenectady’s First Presbyterian Church in January 1991. About 900 people attended.

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Patrons at Schenectady’s Rupsis Tavern watch a television news channel as the ground war in the Persian Gulf begins on February 23, 1991.

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Patrons at Schenectady’s Rupsis Tavern watch a television news channel as the ground war in the Persian Gulf begins on February 23, 1991.

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A military family is reunited at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville on Wednesday, March 13, 1991.

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