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President Bush Celebrates Thanksgiving with U.S. Troops

November 22, 1990
Source: National Archives

President George H. W. Bush, center, celebrated Thanksgiving with U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia on November 22, 1990. American troops were in Saudi Arabia preparing for Operation Desert Storm, a military effort opposing Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. The war itself began January 17, 1991, and the American-led coalition defeated Iraq by the end of February. 

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