Ferguson, Harry (James), 1SG

Signal Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
First Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Signal Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
31Z-Senior Signal Sergeant
Current/Last MOS Group
Signal Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1993-1996, 31Z, 94th Air Defense Artillery Group/HHB
Previously Held MOS
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
31B-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
Service Years
1976 - 1996

First Sergeant


Seven Service Stripes



One Overseas Service Bar


 Official Badges 

Imjin Scouts US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army Recruiter - 3 stars Schutzenschnur Silver




 Unofficial Badges 

Manchu Mile Honorable Order of Saint Barbara


 Military Association Memberships
1st Cavalry Division AssociationN/APost 7327, Springfield Post
  1991, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  2008, Signal Corps Regimental Association, N/A (Member) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7327, Springfield Post (Member) (Springfield, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page


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Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
Start Year
1991
End Year
1991

Description
Just after midnight on January 17, 1991 in the U.S., Bush gave the order for U.S. troops to lead an international coalition in an attack on Saddam Hussein’s army. U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf led “Operation Desert Storm,” which began with a massive bombing of Hussein’s armies in Iraq and Kuwait. The ensuing campaign, which is remembered in part for the United States’ use of superior military technology, introduced the term “smart bombs” to the global vernacular—precision-bombing devices aimed primarily at destroying infrastructure and minimizing civilian casualties. In response, Hussein launched SCUD missiles into Saudi Arabia and Israel. Iraq’s use of SCUDs, notoriously inaccurate weapons designed to terrorize civilian targets, nearly succeeded in inciting the Israelis to retaliate. Hussein hoped an Israeli military response would draw neighboring Arab nations into the fight on Iraq’s side, but he again committed a grave miscalculation. Bush reassured Israelis that the U.S. would protect them from Hussein’s terrifying SCUD attacks and Israel resisted the urge to retaliate. Soon after, U.S. –installed Patriot missiles destroyed SCUD missiles in flight and further foiled Hussein’s plan to goad Israel into a holy war.

Following an intense bombing of Baghdad, U.S.-led coalition ground forces marched into Kuwait and across the Iraq border. Regular Iraqi troops surrendered in droves, leaving only Hussein’s hard-line Republican Guard to defend the capital, which they were unsuccessful in doing. After pushing Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait, Schwarzkopf called a ceasefire on February 28; he accepted the surrender of Iraqi generals on March 3.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1991
To Year
1991
 
Last Updated:
Dec 12, 2008
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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