In the spring and early summer of 1991, there was an outpouring of patriotic fervor for the returning veterans of Desert Storm that exceeded anything seen in this country since the end of the Second World War. It was a tribute to a magnificent victory. It also indicated the relief in knowing that so much had been accomplished at the cost of so few American lives. It could have been far different.
Gibson, Andrew E.
"After the Storm,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 45
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol45/iss3/4