The Global War On Terrorism History Project

This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

This area is fully editable and gives you the opportunity to go into more detail about your business, what you do and what sets you apart from the competition.

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Welcome to
The Global War On Terrorism History Project

 The attacks of September 11th, 2001 ushered in a new kind of warfare for the United States.  No longer were military targets the only viable choice for terrorists, but also civilians going about their daily lives.  This war has no front lines, but instead the whole world is the battleground.

 In response to the attacks, the United States launched the Global War on Terrorism with the end goal being the destruction of those who would do harm to the United States and its citizens.  Initially, this meant deploying service members to Afghanistan in direct response to Al Qaeda and the Taliban rooted in that country.  Later, the response would expand to Iraq, the Philippines, Yemen, and many other countries.  In some instances, the United States and its allies provided direct action against terrorists, in others, they trained local forces to fight.

The Global War On Terrorism has created a new generation of Veterans, all with a story to tell.  From aircraft fuelers in Kuwait, to Special Forces soldiers raiding high value targets in Iraq, to linguists translating in Afghanistan, they all have stories.  The purpose of the Global War On Terrorism History Project is to collect and save these stories, along with items that once belonged to service members deployed down range and to educate the public about the GWOT.

Each Item represents a snapshot in time of where that person was at and what they were doing.  Some items come with a full history directly from the Veterans themselves.  Other items come from Ebay, Goodwill, or thrift stores with no story beside what can be researched or gleaned from what characteristics the item has.  More items are found and saved from garbage cans, while others are lost to the garbage man or airsoft field.

So please take a moment and have a look around at the stories represented here.

    


Featured
              Story

     This helmet came from a US Army Green Beret, who deployed to Afghanistan.  While down range, they got to work with, and get to know, Dutch soldiers.   Camaraderie developed, and the soldier traded helmets with one of the Dutch soldiers, and brought this helmet home with him.
     The note highlights that special relationship with the Dutch, and what they did with it. The soldier kept using this helmet post deployment, for training.  Luckily this helmet was purchaced directly from the Veteran, and without the note, this story would have been lost forever.