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44: An Exhibit of the Spoken Word on the 75th Anniversary of World War II

The National Museum of the United States Army is creating an online video exhibit to help bring the voices of World War II Soldiers to life seventy-five years later: 44: An Exhibit of the Spoken Word on the 75th Anniversary of World War II. We need your help.The Museum is looking for Soldiers’ letters from the year …

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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, known as Nisei (second generation Japanese born in the United States), did so despite the internment of many Japanese-Americans due to their ethnic background. Once given the opportunity to serve, many men enthusiastically volunteered for …

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Family Honors Father’s Service in Military Intelligence

Kazuo Yamane, a veteran of World War II, was one of many Japanese-Americans who served their nation despite widespread discrimination against Americans of Japanese descent. As a master sergeant in the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate), primarily a Japanese-American military unit and later the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), Yamane’s story of duty and self-sacrifice embodies what it means to be a Soldier in the United States …

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Civil War Belt Plate

By Paul Morando, Chief of Exhibits, National Museum of the United States Army Objects found on a battlefield can provide curators and historians a human connection to the subject they are studying. These objects often become artifacts and find a home in a museum for public display.  One such item is a Civil War belt …

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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. In 1778 the Continental Congress authorized funds and instructed General George Washington to send an expedition of the Continental Army into Iroquois country to “chastise,” or punish, “those of the Six Nations that were hostile to the United Stated.”  For more than two years, four of the Iroquois …

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