Operation Desert Storm Cease-Fire

Operation Desert Storm Cease-Fire

February 28, 1991, in Marine Corps history.

On February 28, 1991, Operation Desert Storm came to an end when a cease-fire declared by George W. Bush went into effect. Over the course of the war, the First Marine Expeditionary Force had a strength of more than 92,000 Marines, making Operation Desert Storm the largest Marine Corps operation ever. In total, 24 Marines were killed during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

*Image info: U.S. Marine Corps fire a 155mm artillery piece during Operation Desert Storm. (US Navy photo/released)


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