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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. (Army Art Collection) Throughout World War II, the M1 Garand…

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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 with several complex tasks regarding its personnel In Europe.  First,…

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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 in the back, peppered with over thirty pieces of shrapnel,…

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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 it produced, notably from such soldier-poets as Wilfred Owen and…

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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 that, at the close of hostilities, it constituted one of…

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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 school days in Moscow.  At age twenty-two, he became a…

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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 a heralded position.  From the jungles, central highlands, and coastal…

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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 Massachusetts in northern New Mexico Territory, which today is part…

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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 the French-designed M1897 75mm gun and M1918 155mm howitzer (above).…

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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 within the U.S. Army and upheld the fighting spirit established…

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