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1991

Mar. 1

Cease-fire terms negotiated in Safwan, Iraq

Mar. 1

82nd Airborne Division units secure Tallil Air Base, Iraq, without major incident

Mar. 2

U.S. Army medical personnel diagnosed Private First Class David A. Fisher as having been exposed to liquid mustard chemical warfare agent while exploring enemy bunkers along the Kuwait-Iraq border

Mar. 6

9th Chemical Detachment conduct biological weapons sampling and testing operations at the An Nasiriyah Southwest Ammunition Storage Point

Mar. 10

Soldiers destroyed approximately 40 additional ammunition bunkers and 45 warehouses. In an open-air location outside the Khamisiyah Ammunition Supply Point now known as "the Pit," soldiers also set charges to approximately 1,250 rockets, many of which UNSCOM later found had contained chemical warfare agent

Mar. 12

US Marine corporal at Kibrit, Saudi Arabia, developed blisters on his right forearm

Mar. 12

Team of specialists from the 2d Marine Division inspect area that came to be known as "the cement factory" for suspected storage of chemical weapons; within a half-mile of the cement factory’s buildings the team receives an alert for chemical warfare agents

Mar. 13

Award of the Southwest Asia Service medal is authorized

Mar. 17

DoD announces first troop redeployment home: the 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia

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