Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Veteran's and their wars

We celebrate Veteran's Day 11 November every year as the United States and I've often wondered what wars all those Vet's came from. Well there are a lot of them since we've been fighting almost every year since 1776. We seem to always be sending our serviceman, and women, "over there" (a lot of those fighting years have really been "over here" warring against the peeps here first - the Native Americans).

So here is a list of all of ours wars, expeditions, campaigns, occupations, operations and what nots where our brave men and women have fought, died, lost and won:

American Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
Oconee War (1784)
Northwest Indian War (1785-1795)
Quasi-War (1796-1800)
First Barbary War (1801-1805)
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Second Barbary War (1815)
First Seminole War (1817-1818)
Arikara War (1823)
Winnebago War (1827)
Black Hawk War (1832)
First Sumartran Expedition (1832)
Second Seminole War (1835-1842)
Texas Revolution (1836)
Second Sumatran Expedition (1838)
Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
Cayuse War (1847-1855)
Pitt River Expedition (1850)
Apache Wars (1851-1900)
Bombardment of San Jual del Norte (1854)
Third Seminole War (1856-1858)
Yakima War (1855-1858)
Rogue River Wars (1855-1856)
Second Opium War (1856-1859)
Paiute War (1860)
Navajo Wars (1861-1864)
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Dakota War (1862)
Colorado War (1863-1865)
Battles of Shimonoeski (1863-1864)
Snake War (1864-1868)
Powder River Expedition (1865)
Red Cloud's War (1866-1868)
Comanche Campaign (1867-1875)
Korean Expedition (1871)
Modoc War (1872-1873)
Red River War (1874-1875)
Black Hills War (1876-1877)
Nez Perce War (1877)
Bannock War (1878)
Cheyenne War (1878-1879)
Sheepeater Indian War (1879)
White River War (1879-1880)
Ghost Dance War (1890-1891)
Spanish-American War (1898)
Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902)
Moro Rebellion (1899-1913)
Boxer Rebellion (1900)
Occupations of Honduras (1903-1925)
Occupation of Cuba (1906-1934)
Occupation of Nicaragua (1910-1933)
Mexican Revolution (1914-1919)
Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934)
Occupation of Dominican Republic (1916-1924)
World War I (1917-1918)
Russian Civil War (1918-1920)
World War II (1941-1945)
Cold War (1947-1991)
Greek Civil War (1947-1949)
First Indochina War (1950-1954)
Korean War (1950-1953)
Second Indochina War (1953-1975)
First Taiwan Strait Crisis (1954-1955)
Second Taiwan Strait Crisis (1958)
1958 Lebanon Crisis (1958)
Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
Invasion of the Dominican Republic (1965-1966)
Korean DMZ Conflict (1966-1969)
USS Liberty Incident (1967)
War on Drugs (1972-present)
SS Mayaguez Incident (1975)
Angolan Civil War (1975-1976)
Iran Hostage Crisis (1979-1981)
Soviet War in Afghanistan (1979-1989)
Nicaraguan Civil War (1981-1990)
Invasion of Grenada (1983)
Invasion of Panama (1989-1990)
Lebanese Civil War (1982-1984)
1981 Gulf of Sidra Incident (1981)
Action in the Gulf of Sidra (1986)
Iran-Iraq War (1987-1989)
Gulf War (1990-1991)
Iraqi No-Fly Zones (1991-2003)
Somali Civil War (1992-1994)
Bosnian War (1993-1995)
Operation Uphold Democracy (1994)
Bombings of Afghanistan and Sudan (1998)
Kosovo War (1998-1999)
Global War on Terrorism (2001-present)
War in Afghanistan (2001-present)
Yemen (2002)
Insurgency in the Philippines (2002-present)
War in Somalia (2002-present)
Iraq War (2003-2011)
War in North-West Pakistan (2004-present)
Second Liberian Civil War (2003)
2004 Haitian Rebellion (2004)
Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara (2006- present)
Somalia (2007)
Third Libyan Civil War (2011)
Operation Inherent Resolve military intervention against ISIL (2014)

So let us raise a cry in praise for all of our Veteran's - those dear dead, forgotten, living and still fighting!

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