Emmy French

Elmer E. Ellsworth

Written By: Emily George “The beginnings of great periods have often been marked and made memorable by striking events.  Out of the cloud that hangs around the vague inceptions of revolutions, a startling incident will sometimes flash like lightning, to show that the warring elements have begun their work.”  Published in July 1861, this excerpt …

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AHF Construction Committee Chairman Gives Update

Major General Russ Fuhrman (USA-Ret.), Chairman of the Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) Construction Committee, recently reported that extensive  progress has been made at the Museum construction site since Clark Construction, the Shirley Contracting Company LLC, and the Army Corps of Engineers were given the notice to proceed with site preparation and construction thirteen months ago. …

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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 of John Liu Fugh.  Born in Beijing, China, in 1934, Fugh came to the United States as a teenager in 1949.  After graduating from law school, he joined the Army in 1960.  For the next …

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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 Hazara Province.  (Army Art Collection)] October 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the beginning of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan against al Qaeda and the Taliban.  Following the 11 September 2001 attacks …

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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 murdered at least 300 Vietnamese civilians (and perhaps as many as 500) at a small South Vietnamese sub-hamlet called My Lai. This article examines what really happened in the “My Lai Incident,” or the “My …

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Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Jennifer Pritzker Commits $1,000,000 in Program and Challenge Grants.

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, (ILARNG-Ret.), founder of the Chicago-based Pritzker Military Foundation (PMF) and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library (PMML), has committed $1,000,000 toward the Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) capital campaign to build the National Museum of the United States Army. The PMML and the AHF both have closely aligned missions that advance …

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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 of the time periods they represent, a number of features will be recurring throughout each of these galleries to highlight changes and advancements as the Army marches through history. One of these features is the …

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General Atomics Pledges $50,000, Adds Drone Model

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently pledged $50,000 to the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA). As part of their contribution, the company is donating a 1/5-scale model of their MQ-IC Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft to the Museum. The model will be featured in the Museum’s Experiential Learning Center’s (ELC’s) “Observe and …

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M28 Davey Crockett

Written By: Patrick R Jennings, Ph.D. Chief, Programs and Education, National Museum of the United States Army Following the Korean War, U.S. military leadership envisioned an army whose historic virtues would be reinforced with massive application of science and technology focused through the lens of firepower. Operation Sunbeam would be among the first efforts to offset …

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