I decided to combine the US involvement in the Middle East over the last quarter of a century into one blog. It may be unfair to each conflict, but will do to wrap up the military post series. The Middle East conflicts are recent enough that they should not need a great deal of explanation.
1990-91: Gulf War vs. Iraq https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War
1998: Operation Desert Fox vs. Iraq https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Iraq_(1998)
2003-11: The Iraq War vs. Iraq https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War
2011-present: Iraqi Insurgency https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_insurgency_(2011%E2%80%9313)
The World Trade Center [9/11/2001] and other terrorist attacks alsso deserve mention here.
To all service men and women who have served the US - THANK YOU! The same note of thanks goes out to police and fire departments who have answered the call domestically.
Family connections: none that I am aware of.