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Kazuo Yamane

By Matthew J. Seelinger During World War II, thousands of Japanese-American soldiers proudly served in the U.S. Army. These men,…

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The Battle of Newtown, August 29, 1779: An Aggressive Attack Carried Out With Audacity

Written By: MAJ Glenn T. Williams, AUS-Ret. On 3 July 1778, Indian and Loyalist forces attacked American militiamen at Wyoming…

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Lieutenant General Leslie R. Groves, Jr.

Written By: Patrick Feng Since the end of World War II, there has been a significant amount of literature on…

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The 291st Engineer Combat Battalion

Written By: David Lemelin  It was almost sundown near the village of Neucy, Belgium.  A thick fog had settled over…

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Chut, J’ecoute: The U.S. Army’s Use of Radio Intelligence in World War I

Written By: Betsy Rohaly Smoot  “This source of information, practically unthought-of before the war, has been developed to such an…

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Artwork of Samuel Johnson Woolf

Written By: Katie Holt An artist well known for his portraits of twentieth-century influential figures, Samuel Johnson Woolf spent four…

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China-Burma-India Theater Artwork

The China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater of World War II offered a new set of challenges for U.S. forces.  Often referred to…

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Elmer E. Ellsworth

Written By: Emily George “The beginnings of great periods have often been marked and made memorable by striking events.  Out…

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From a Teenager in China to an Army Lawyer in America: The Remarkable Career of Judge Advocate General John L. Fugh

Written By: Fred L. Borch While many soldiers can claim to have “remarkable” careers, few match the achievements in uniform…

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Artwork of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM

[Featured Image: An American patrol pauses near an Afghan town in Sergeant First Class Elzie Golden’s 2003 oil on canvas, The…

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What Really Happened on 16 March 1968? What Lessons Have Been Learned? A Look at the My Lai Incident Fifty Years Later

Written By: Fred L. Borch On 16 March 1968—fifty years ago—First Lieutenant William L. “Rusty” Calley, Jr., and his platoon…

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Museum Spotlight: Soldier’s Load: The Things They Carried

While each gallery within the Fighting for the Nation Galleries will be unique, telling the stories of the specific conflicts…

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369th Sustainment Brigade

Written By: Melissa Ziobro Much has been written about the “Harlem Hellfighters” of the 369th Infantry Regiment during World War…

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6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

Written By: Kevin M. Hymel The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was a unique U.S. Army unit and it had…

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Three Days in March: El Paso, the U.S. Army, and the Escobar Revolution of 1929

Written By: G. Alan Knight Once again, El Paso, Texas, found itself dragged into the chaotic world of Mexican political…

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The M24 Chaffee Light Tank

Written By: Matthew J. Seelinger During much of World War II, the U.S. Army relied on the M3/M5 Stuart series…

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Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood: Premier Cavalry Soldier of the American West

 Written By: Lieutenant Colonel Paul Fardink, USA-Ret. History affords the unique perspective of offering clarity through retrospection. Even though Lieutenant…

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The 31st Infantry Regiment

Written by: Patrick Feng In almost 100 years of service, the 31st Infantry Regiment has played a role in every…

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133d Engineer Combat Battalion and One Soldier’s Sketches of Its Operations

Written by: James Stejskal In mid-January 1945, with the darkness of night enveloping them, bridge specialists from all three companies…

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Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood

Written By: CSM (Ret) James H. Clifford The streets of Baltimore were abuzz on 17 September 1863 with word that…

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The M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer

Even before Nazi Germany’s declaration of war on America on 11 December 1941, the U.S. Army was coming to terms…

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The Dawn of American Armor: The U.S. Army Tank Corps in World War I

Written By: Eric Anderson For better or for worse, war often drives innovation.  World War I, in particular, heralded the introduction…

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“I will give them one more shot!” Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, at the Battle of Gettysburg, 2-3 July 1863

Written By Donald McConnell and Gustav Person When the Civil War erupted in April 1861, the twelve batteries of the…

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“Our Officers and Men Behaved Like Men Determined To Be Free”: The Battle of Stony Point, 15-16 July 1779

Written By Eric Anderson Historian Henry P. Johnston writes that the Battle of Stony Point was “…altogether the most brilliant performance…

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M14 Rifle

Written By: Patrick Feng Paratroopers from the 82d Airborne Division carry M14s in H. Charles McBarron’s The American Soldier, 1963.…

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Mobility, Vigilance, Justice: The U.S. Constabulary Forces in Germany, 1946-1952

Written By David A. Kaufman Following the surrender of Nazi Germany on 8 May 1945, the U.S. Army was faced…

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Witness to Captivity: SSGT Jon Cavaiani’s POW Pajamas

Written By: Jimmy Price On June 5, 1971, Staff Sergeant Jon Cavaiani of the U.S. Army’s Special Forces was shot…

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An Unlikely War Poet: A Doughboy from Maine

By First Lieutenant Jonathan Bratten, MEARNG World War I has been noted for the amount of incredibly evocative war poetry…

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Chut, J’ecoute: The U.S. Army’s Use of Radio Intelligence in World War I

By Betsy Rohaly Smoot “This source of information, practically unthought-of before the war, has been developed to such an extent…

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A Forty-Minute Korean War: The Soviet Defector Firefight in the Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea, 23 November 1984

Written By: Colonel Thomas Hanson, USA-Ret. Vasilii Yakovlevich Matuzok had dreamed of fleeing the oppression of communism since his high…

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1st Signal Brigade

Written By: Howard Bartholf In the storied annals of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, the 1st Signal Brigade has earned…

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Fort Garland, Colorado

Written By: Lieutenant Colonel Clayton R. Newell, USA-Ret. In June 1852, Major George A. H. Blake, 1st Dragoons, established Fort…

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U.S. and German Field Artillery in World War II: A Comparison

Written By: William G. Dennis At the beginning of World War II, the U.S. Army’s primary field artillery pieces were…

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The 505th Infantry Regiment

Written By: Nicholas C. Welsh Throughout its long and storied history, the 505th Infantry Regiment has maintained a proud legacy…

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No Greater Glory: The Four Chaplains and the Sinking of the USAT Dorchester

Written By: Command Sergeant Major James H. Clifford, USA-Ret. In the early morning hours of 3 February 1943, First Sergeant Michael…

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Railroaders in Olive Drab: The Military Railway Service in WWII

In July 1861, Confederate Brigadier General Joseph E. Johnston dramatically demonstrated the importance of railroads in modern warfare when he…

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Mine Warfare in the Civil War

Written By: John Grady Early in the Civil War, hard-pressed Confederate Army officers in the West, like Major General Leonidas…

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World War I Gas Alarm Rattle

Written By: Jimmy Price “Gas!” This lone word could strike fear and panic into the most stoic doughboy in the…

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Rudder’s Rangers and the Boys of Pointe du Hoc: The U.S. Army Rangers’ Mission in the Early Morning Hours of 6 June 1944

Written By: Megan Johnson  Pointe du Hoc, a prominent position along the coast of Normandy, was a focal point of…

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Fort Apache, Arizona

By Lieutenant Colonel Clayton R. Newell, USA-Ret. In July 1869, Major John Green, 1st Cavalry, led an expedition into the…

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The M28/M29 Davy Crockett Nuclear Weapon System

Written By: Matthew Seelinger During the Cold War, as the U.S. Navy and Air Force maintained America’s strategic nuclear arsenal…

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The Springfield Model 1873 Rifle

Written By: Nick McGrath Original publication date: Spring 2013 The Springfield Model 1873 was the Army’s standard issue rifle during…

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A Tale of Two Forts on Mobile Bay: Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan

Written By: Eileen Mattei Two forts separated by only three miles remained worlds apart in the roles they played over…

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The 199th Infantry Brigade

Written By: Patrick Feng The 199th Infantry Brigade is most notable for its participation in combat operations during the Vietnam…

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Guns of Grizzly: The California Army National Guard On-site AAA Gun Program, 1954-1958

Written By Lieutenant Colonel Danny M. Johnson, USA-Ret. In 1954, the U.S. Army made an unprecedented move involving the Army…

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Journey Through the Wilderness: Lieutenant Henry T. Allen’s 1885 Exploration of Interior Alsaka

Written By: Robert Marsett In January 1885, three soldiers departed from Portland, Oregon, beginning a journey of discovery into the…

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Company D, 151st Infantry (The Indiana Rangers)

 Written By: Megan Johnson The Army National Guard (ARNG) is the oldest component of the U.S. armed forces.  As early…

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Winning the “War of Western Possession”: The Battle of Glorieta Pass

Written By: Major Adam Morgan, COARNG Original publication date: Spring 2013 All was not quiet on the western front. While…

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Borrowed Soldiers:  The American 27th and 30th Divisions and the British Army on the Ypres Front, August-September 1918

Written By: Mitchell Yockelson Ypres, or “Wipers,” as the British Tommies called the ancient Belgian city, is synonymous with World…

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The War of 1812 on the Niagara River

Written By: Lieutenant Colonel Richard V. Barbuto, USA-Ret. Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Niagara Falls each year to view this…

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Company A, U.S. Engineer Battalion, June 1864: “…one of the most brilliant scenes of the war.”

Written By: Donald McConnell & Gustav Person                                                        In March 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant had been promoted and brought…

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The Persian Gulf Command and the Lend-Lease Mission to the Soviet Union during World War II

By Lieutenant Colonel Danny M. Johnson, AUS-Ret. When the subject of the the U.S. Army and the Persian Gulf comes…

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Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London

Review By: Gary Sellick Benedict Arnold is one of the most controversial figures in American history, and one of the most…

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The Queen’s American Rangers

Review By: James P. Bongarra, Jr. The Queen’s American Rangers tells the story of a Loyalist unit that fought in the…

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“Skirted Soldiers”:  The Women’s Army Corps and Gender Integration of the U.S. Army during World War II

By Melissa Ziobro Prior to World War II, the Army occasionally used women in “gender appropriate” roles.  For example, civilian…

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The Dogs of War: The U.S. Army’s Use of Canines in WWII

Written by Seth Paltzer Throughout history, dogs have accompanied man at work and play.  Even in the midst of men’s…

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“… the war will be over and then we can be together always”: World War I Letters Home from an Army Lawyer in France

By Fred L. Borch and Jennifer L. Crawford From the early days of the U.S. Army, soldiers at war have…

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The Purple Heart – The Story of America’s Oldest Military Decoration and Some Soldier Recipients

Written By Fred L. Borch All soldiers know that the Purple Heart is given to those who are wounded or…

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The Mad Russian: The Life and U.S. Army Service of Alexis Ureyvitch Sommaripa

Written By: Paul Roberts A lot of people get hurt in this business, If anything happens to me remember this:…

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The Other Foe: The U.S. Army’s Fight against Malaria in the Pacific Theater, 1942-45

Written By: Seth Paltzer Disease has always had a major impact on armies at war, often producing more casualties than…

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Jayhawk Goes to War: VII Corps in Operation DESERT STORM

Written By: Peter S. Kindsvatter Just over twenty-five years ago, on 2 August 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein unleashed his…

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Braddock’s Defeat

Review by: John Grady, Fairfax, VA David Preston’s Braddock’s Defeat is not  only a blow-by-blow battle account but a long…

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Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Review by: Gregory J.W. Urwin, Temple University Next to Benedict Arnold, no other Continental Army general has attracted greater censure…

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The Seminole-Negro Indian Scout Detachment

Sub-post [of Fort Clark] at Meyers Spring, Terrell County, Texas, Wednesday, February 28, 1883…Muster and inspection day.  Worked on the…

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To the Last Man: The 103d Regimental Combat Team in the Pacific, 1942-1945

Written by: First Lieutenant Jonathan D. Bratten, Joint Force Headquarters Command Historian, Maine Army National Guard It was September 1941 when Sergeant…

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The Tip of the History Spear: Capturing the Combat History of the Army in Current Operations

Written By: Major David Hanselman, USAR Ever since history teams under S.L.A. Marshall deployed to combat in World War II, the…

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The U.S. Army Barrack Shoes, Pattern 1886

By Ephriam D. Dickson III Deputy Chief, Field Museums Branch, U.S. Army Center of Military History Since the Army’s establishment,…

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Sergeant George F. Noland and the Battle of Attu Island, 1943

By Ephriam D. Dickson III Deputy Chief, Field Museums Branch, U.S. Army Center of Military History Sergeant George F. Noland.…

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Artifacts from a Civil War Shipwreck

By Ephriam D. Dickson III Deputy Chief, Field Museums Branch, U.S. Army Center of Military History In the wee hours…

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Feeding a Hungry Army

Soldiers from the 338th Engineer Company are served a hot meal at Contingency Operating Location Freedom, Fort McCoy, Wis., as…

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Reflections: Smoke ’em if you got ’em

Who can forget the welcome call to “Take 10; smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!” Or, how about the threatening…

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The Fort Jackson Museum Community

The Fort Jackson Museum Community (FJMC) at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, consists of four museums:  the Fort Jackson, U.S. Army…

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The 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

The 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, tells the story of the U.S. Army’s “All…

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Fort Myer, Virginia

Fort Myer, Virginia, traces its origin as an Army post to the Civil War. It has been an important Signal…

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Fort McPherson, Georgia

In the years when Cherokee Indians lived along the banks of Chattahoocee River in Georgia beside their white neighbors, a…

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Camp Enoch H. Crowder, Missouri

By Danny Johnson The initial political support for a new Signal Corps Replacement Training Center came from Republican Congressman Dewey…

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U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

As long as armies have existed, military chaplains have served alongside soldiers, providing for their spiritual needs, working to improve…

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The U.S. Army Chemical Corps: Past, Present, and Future

By Al Mauroni Today, newspapers and news desks use the words “weapons of mass destruction,” anthrax, smallpox, and nerve agents…

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The Origins of U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal

By CSM James H. Clifford, USA-Ret. Among the many developments to come out of the World War II experience, the…

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Major Walter Reed and the Eradication of Yellow Fever

By Patrick Feng U.S. Army surgeon Major Walter Reed and his discovery of the causes of yellow fever is one…

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History of the U.S. Army Center of Military History

The U.S. Army Center of Military History traces its functional lineage back to the Civil War when Congress requested a…

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Executive Order 9981: Integration of the Armed Forces

By Patrick Feng The United States military of the present-day is comprised of servicemen and women of diverse social and…

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Combined Arms Team in the 20th Century

In the U.S. Army, the term “division” has meant different things at different times. In the 18th and 19th centuries,…

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Army Chairmen are in Bold General of the Army Omar N. Bradley 1949-1953 Admiral Arthur Radford 1953-1957 (Navy) General Nathon Twining 1957-1960…

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The Philippine Scouts

To assist with the occupation of the Philippine Islands following the Spanish-American War, the U.S. Army began to employ native…

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The Alamo Scouts

Formed as the U.S. Sixth Army’s special reconnaissance unit in World War II, the Alamo Scouts were organized on Fergusson…

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8460th Special Weapons Group

By early 1946, with a hasty demobilization decimating the armed forces, MG Leslie Groves looked to the atomic bomb to…

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8204th Army Unit (American Graves Registration Service Group)

The first shipload of remains of Americans killed in Korea arrived in Japan on 3 January 1951. By the end of…

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977th Field Artillery Battalion

by James R. Lankford “I do not have to tell you who won the war.  You know the artillery did.” …

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509th Infantry Regiment

Since they were first used in World War II, paratroopers have earned a reputation for their audacity, resourcefulness, cunning and…

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376th Infantry Regiment

While formally constituted on 24 June 1921, the origin of the 376th Infantry dates back to the early history of…

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300th Field Artillery, WYARNG

While soldiers of the Army National Guard, the descendents of colonial and state militias, have played less of a direct…

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254th Engineer Combat Battalion

In December 1944, the German offensive in the Ardennes known as the Battle of the Bulge came as a rude…

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232d Engineer Combat Company (Nisei), 442d Regimental Combat Team

The 442d Regimental Combat Team (RCT), which was largely made up of Japanese-American soldiers, was the most decorated American unit…

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187th Infantry Regiment

Originally organized as a glider infantry unit in World War II, the 187th Infantry Regiment fought in the Korean War…

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124th Signal Battalion

By Matthew J. Seelinger One unit that proudly upheld the legacy and traditions of the Signal Corps through three wars,…

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41st Infantry Division, ARNG

During World War II, American troops in the Pacific Theater experienced some of the toughest combat in U.S. military history.…

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13th Armor

The origins of the 13th Armor date back to 2 February 1901, when the regiment was constituted in the Regular…

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12th Engineers (Light Railway)

Shortly after the United States entered World War I, British and French commissions arrived in Washington and stated that their most…

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11th Field Artillery Heraldry, Lineage, and Honors

Heraldic Items Shield Symbolism: The 11th Field Artillery served in France with the 6th Division, its battle service being in the…

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10th Air Transport Brigade

By Danny Johnson Forty-two years ago the Army organized and activated a new air transport unit called the 10th Air…

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5th Infantry Regiment

With its lineage extending back to 1808 when the Army organized the 4th Infantry, the 5th Infantry Regiment is one…

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4th Engineer Battalion

In its 140-plus year history, thousands of soldiers have proudly worn the insignia of the 4th Engineers and staunchly upheld…

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1st Signal Brigade

While the U.S. Army employed thousands of combat troops in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War, thousands more combat support…

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First American Regiment

After the end of the Revolution the Continental Army was disbanded in 1784. By 1784, only a small group of…

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Private Antonius Rokus

I became interested in the 29th New York Infantry Regiment about two years ago when in the process of tracing…

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Major General Philip Kearny

Born on 1 June 1815 in New York City, Philip Kearny, also known as “The One Armed Devil,” and called…

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Mario Tonelli

Notre Dame Stadium was packed with fans for the 1937 season finale against the Fighting Irish’s arch rival, the University of Southern California. …

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Major John Doughty

John Doughty was born in New York City, on 25 July 1754 and he graduated from King’s College (later Columbia University) in…

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Major General William Wallace Wotherspoon

William Wallace Wotherspoon was born in Washington, D.C., on 16 November 1850 and received his educated in private schools. From…

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Major General Leonard Wood

Leonard Wood was born in Winchester, New Hampshire, on 9 October 1860. He was educated at Pierce Academy in Middleboro, Massachusetts. He then…

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Major General John Leonard Hines

John Leonard Hines was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, on 21 May 1868. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in…

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Major General John Buford, USA

During the early years of the Civil War, the Union cavalry was often outclassed by Confederate troopers.  Rebel cavalrymen became…

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Major General James Franklin Bell

James Franklin Bell was born near Shelbyville, Kentucky, on 9 January 1856. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1878. He was…

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Major General Jacob Jennings Brown

Jacob Jennings Brown was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on 9 May 1775. His parents were Quakers. He supervised a…

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Major General Hugh Lenox Scott

Hugh Lenox Scott was born in Danville, Kentucky, on 22 September 1853. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1876 and was…

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Major General Henry Wager Halleck

Henry Halleck was born in Westernville, New York, on 16 January 1815. He was educated at Hudson Academy, and received a Bachelor…

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Major General Henry W. Lawton, USA

While he had served with distinction in the Civil War and Indian Wars, Henry W. Lawton rose to national prominence…

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Major General Henry Knox

Henry Knox was born on 25 July 1750 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Scotch-Irish parents of humble origin. In 1762, Knox’s…

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Major General Henry Dearborn

Henry Dearborn was born in Hampton, New Hampshire, on 23 February 1751. He studied medicine under Dr. Hall Jackson in…

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Major General George Brinton McClellan

George McClellan was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 3 December 1826. He attended college preparatory schools, and briefly attended the University of Pennsylvania…

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Major General Fox Conner

GEN Dwight D. Eisenhower served under, commanded, or worked closely with, GENs John J. Pershing, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall,…

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Major General Arthur St. Clair

Arthur St. Clair was born in Thurso, Scotland, on 23 March 1736 (Old Style). After a brief stint at the University of Edinburgh,…

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Major General Alexander Macomb

Alexander Macomb was born in Detroit, on 3 April 1782. He moved to New York and was educated in Newark, New…

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Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker

After a distinguished career as commander of XX Corps during World War II and command of Fifth Army following the…

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Lieutenant General John Coalter Bates

John Coalter Bates was born in St. Charles County, Missouri on 26 August 1842 and attended Washington University in St. Louis. At the opening…

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Lieutenant General Samuel Baldwin Marks Young

Samuel Baldwin Marks Young was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 9 January 1840. He attended Jefferson College and then enlisted as a private…

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Lieutenant General Nelson Appleton Miles

Nelson Appleton Miles was born near Westminster, Massachusetts, on 8 August 1839. He received a rudimentary military education from a…

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Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield

John McAllister Schofield was born in Gerry, New York on 29 September 1831. He attended the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in the…

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Lieutenant General Adna Romanza Chaffee

Adna Romanza Chaffee was born at Orwell, Ohio, on 14 April 1842. He entered the Army by enlisting in the…

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Lieutenant Colonel Commandant Josiah Harmar

Josiah Harmar was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 10 November 1753. When he was 18, he was appointed a captain…

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General William H. Simpson, USA

While often overlooked in the history of the European Theater of Operations, William H. Simpson, commander of the U.S. Ninth…

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General of the Armies of the United States George Washington

George Washington was born in Westmoreland Country, Virginia, on 22 February 1732. He was educated at home by his father…

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General William Tecumseh Sherman

William Tecumseh Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on 8 February 1820. When his father died, Thomas Ewing adopted him.…

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General Ulysses Simpson Grant

Ulysses Simpson Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on 27 April 1822. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1843 and…

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General Tasker Howard Bliss

Tasker Howard Bliss was born in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on 31 December 1853. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1875, was commissioned…

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General Philip Henry Sheridan

Portrait Philip Henry Sheridan was born in Albany, New York on 6 March 1831. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1853. Before…

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General Peyton C. March

Peyton Conway March was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, on 27 December 1864. He attended Lafayette College from 1880 to 1884 and then graduated…

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General of the Army Omar Nelson Bradley

Omar Nelson Bradley was born in Clark, Missouri, on 12 February 1893. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, was commissioned…

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General of the Army George Catlett Marshall

George C. Marshall was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, on 31 December 1880. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in…

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General of the Army Dwight David Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, on 14 October 1890. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, was commissioned…

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General of the Army Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26 January 1880. He graduated first in his class from the United…

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General of the Armies of the United States John Joseph Pershing

John Joseph Pershing was born near Laclede, Missouri, on 13 September 1860. He attended the State Normal School and then graduated from the United…

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General Maxwell Davenport Taylor

Maxwell D. Taylor was born in Keytesville, Missouri, on 26 August 1901. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1922 and was…

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General Matthew Bunker Ridgway

Matthew Bunker Ridgway was born at Fort Monroe, Virginia, on 3 March 1895. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1917 and…

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General Malin Craig

Malin Craig was born in St. Joseph’s, Missouri, on 5 August 1875. He graduated from the United State Military Academy in 1898, was commissioned…

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General Joseph Lawton Collins

J. Lawton Collins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 1 May 1896. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1917, was…

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General John William Vessey, Jr.

John W. Vessey, Jr., was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 29 June 1922. In high school, he joined the Minnesota…

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General John Adams Wickham, Jr.

John Adams Wickham, Jr., was born in Dobbs Ferry, New York on 25 June 1928. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1950,…

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General John A. Logan, Memorial Day founder

(Library of Congress) Originally called Decoration Day, when Americans took time to decorate the graves of soldiers who gave their…

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General Henry H. Shelton

General Henry H. Shelton became the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on 1 October 1997. In this…

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General Harold Keith Johnson

Harold K. Johnson was born in Bowesmont, North Dakota, on 22 February 1912. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1933, was…

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General Gordon R. Sullivan

General Gordon R. Sullivan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Army Historical Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. …

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General George Henry Decker

George Henry Decker was born in Catskill, New York, on 16 February 1902. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1924 and was commissioned…

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General Frederick Carlton Weyand

Frederick Carlton Weyand was born in Arbuckle, California, on 15 September 1916. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, and was commissioned a…

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General Eric K. Shinseki

General Shinseki assumed duties as the 34th Chief of Staff, United States Army, on 22 June 1999. General Shinseki graduated from…

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General Edward Charles Meyer

Edward Charles Meyer was born in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, on 11 December 1928. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1951, was…

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General Earle Gilmore Wheeler

Earle Gilmore Wheeler was born in Washington, D.C., on 13 January 1908. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1932, was commissioned…

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General Dennis Joe Reimer

Dennis Joe Reimer was born on 12 July 1939 and grew up in Medford, Oklahoma. In 1962, he graduated from…

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General Creighton Williams Abrams, Jr.

Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on 15 September 1914. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1936, was…

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General Charles Pelot Summerall

Charles Pelot Summerall was born in Blounts Ferry, Florida, on 4 March 1867. He was commissioned a second lieutenant and…

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General Carl Edward Vuono

Carl Edward Vuono was born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, on 18 October 1934. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1957, was commissioned…

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General Bernard William Rogers

Bernard William Rogers was born in Fairview, Kansas, on 16 July 1921. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1943, was commissioned…

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GEN Bruce Palmer, Jr., USA

GEN Bruce Palmer, Jr., one of the most important U.S. Army commanders of the Vietnam War and one of three…

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CPT Harry S. Truman, MOARNG

As the thirty-third President of the United States, Harry S Truman made some of the most important decisions in American…

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Chaplain (MAJ) Charles J. Watters

Throughout the history of warfare, there has been a desire for religious guidance and assistance during man’s most difficult times.…

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Captain Ben Solomon

By Samantha Dorn Ben Salomon was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on 1 September 1914. He was awarded the Congressional Medal…

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Brigadier General James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson was born in Calvert County, Maryland, probably in 1757. He studied under a private tutor and then took…

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Brevet Major General Anthony Wayne

Anthony Wayne was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, on 1 January 1745. As a boy he attended his uncle’s private academy.…

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Brevet Lieutenant General Winfield Scott

Winfield Scott was born near Petersburg, Virginia, on 13 June 1786. He attended William and Mary College for a time and then studied…

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BG Joseph Wheeler, USA

When war broke out between the United States and Spain in 1898, President William McKinley, in a move to help…

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First Special Service Force

While the origins of U.S. Army Special Forces date back to the French and Indian War and the formation of…

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“Knife, Fighting, Commando Type, V-42.” The Original Special Forces Knife

By Danny M. Johnson U.S. Army Special Forces units today trace their lineage and honors directly to the First Special…

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M551 Sheridan Light Tank

While the use of light tanks with the U.S. Army’s armored forces dates back to World War I, the Army’s…

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Duster: M42 Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun

By Vince Hawkins The Viet Cong called them “Fire Dragons,” because their high volume of fire and tracer ammunition gave…

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All We Could Be: How an Advertising Campaign Helped Remake the Army

By Tom Evans In December of 1999, Advertising Age, the principal trade publication of the advertising industry, issued a retrospective…

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The Gulf War and “European Artillery”

By BG Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., USA-Ret., Executive Director Ten years after the event is too soon to put the Gulf…

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General Colin Luther Powell

Colin Luther Powell was born on 5 April 1937, in New York, New York. He attended the City University of…

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Battle on the Basra Road

By Kevin Hymel When CPT Ken Pope led his troop of M1A1 Abrams tanks and M3A2 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicles…

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The Siege at An Loc: How Air Resupply Helped Save the City

by LTC Len Funk, USA-Ret. After mounting massive conventional warfare assaults near the DMZ and in the Central Highlands on…

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First Lieutenant Sharon Ann Lane

“See you sooner.” Just four days before being mortally wounded by enemy fire while working in the 312th Evacuation Hospital…

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Ordeal of the “Walking General”: MG William F. Dean in Korea

By Matthew J. Seelinger, Chief Historian 5 June 2000 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Korean War.…

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Nightmare at the Chosin Reservoir

By Matthew J. Seelinger, Chief Historian In late November 1950, a conclusion to the Korean War appeared to be close at…

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The 88th Infantry Division in Italy

By Jami Bryan On 15 July 1942, John S. Quigley, President of the 88th Division Veterans Association, challenged a group…

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The 14th Armored Division and the Liberation of Stalag VIIA

by Jim Lankford On 30 April, 1945 the New York Times reported: “Huge Prison Camp Liberated…27,000 American and British prisoners…

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Operation VARSITY: The Last Airborne Deployment of World War II

By Matthew J. Seelinger In the years prior to World War II, the U.S. Army began to develop the concept…

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Hell in the Forest: The 22d Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest

By Robert S. Rush On 16 November 1944, the 4th Infantry Division attacked into the Hurtgen Forest as one of…

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Second Lieutenant Frances Slanger, Army Nurse Corps

By Shruti Chaganti, AHF Intern Friedel Yachet Schlanger was born into a Jewish family in 1913 in Lodz, Poland. As…

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The Making of a General: Ike, the Tank, and the Interwar Years

By LTC Thomas Morgan, USA-Ret. The early years of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s service in the Army are less well known…

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MacArthur and Patton: The St. Mihiel Offensive

This article has been adapted from a paper presented by Kevin Hymel,  for the 1997 Annual Meeting of the Society…

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FIGHTING FOR RESPECT: African-American Soldiers in WWI

By Jami L. Bryan As the people of the United States watched World War I ignite across Europe, African American…

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“Viva l’America!”: The 332d Infantry on the Italian Front

By Matthew J. Seelinger, Chief Historian For the Allied Powers, battered and exhausted after nearly three years of bloody, indecisive,…

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The Last Ones to Fire: The 11th Field Artillery in World War I

By Kevin Hymel The doughboys of Battery E, 11th Field Artillery carefully loaded the 95-pound shell into Calamity Jane, the…

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The Black “Immune” Regiments in the Spanish-American War

By LTC Roger D. Cunningham, USA Ret. (Library of Congress) In April 1898 Congress declared war on Spain, and patriotic…

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Puerto Rico and the Philippines: The Lesser Known Campaigns of the Spanish-American War

by Kevin Hymel When the United States declared war with Spain in 1898, American planning focused on Cuba. The U.S.…

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Order of Battle of the U.S. Army in the Spanish-American War

Puerto Rico: 25 July at Guanica Expeditionary Force (Miles) Provisional Division (-) (Henry) Garretson’s Brigade (+) 6th Mass. Vol. 6th…

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Black Jack in Cuba: General John J. Pershing’s Experience in the Spanish-American War

by Kevin Hymel To most Americans, San Juan Hill conjures up images of Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders dashing…

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A Desperate Undertaking: Funston Captures Aguinaldo

By Matthew J. Seelinger, Chief Historian Following the acquisition of the Philippines from Spain after the Spanish-American War, the United…

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Balloon Operations in the Peninsula Campaign

By Command Sergeant Major James Clifford, USA-Ret. On 19 April 1861, just seven days after the bombardment of Fort Sumter,…

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The Battle of Monocacy, 9 July 1864

By the summer of 1864, the future of the Confederate States of America was looking dim. During the previous year,…

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