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Hundreds gather to honor Gulf War soldiers

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Thursday morning hundreds gathered at the National Infantry Museum, outside of Fort Benning, to honor those who served the Gulf War, 20 years ago.

Commanding General Robert Brown says the Gulf War allowed the US to establish itself as a strong military force.

The ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. It is one of many events to take place this weekend. 

The following is from the National Infantry Museum:

The 382 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who gave their lives in Desert Storm and Desert Shield will be honored with the laying of commemorative pavers along the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center's Heritage Walk.

A newly commissioned Gulf War flag will be raised and the commanders that led each of the branches will participate in a wreath laying, rifle volley and Taps.

The event will be hosted by Gen. Barry McCaffrey.

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