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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 of the cloud that hangs around the vague inceptions of…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 I, but little is known about the unit in subsequent…

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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 the distinction of being the only all-African American, all-female unit…

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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 and military strife for three tension-filled days in March 1929.…

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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 of light tanks for cavalry reconnaissance missions.  While it was…

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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 Charles B. Gatewood, using mutual respect and negotiation—not bullets and…

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