Cunningham, Darren James, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Last Primary MOS
31B-Military Police
Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2002-2004, 31B, 89th Military Police Brigade
Service Years
1982 - 2004

Staff Sergeant

Eight Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Groton, MA
Last Address
Groton, MA

Casualty Date
Sep 30, 2004
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

Army Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorGWOT Fallen
  2004, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2004, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
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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.
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