General History

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 law in Virginia. Scott then enlisted in Petersburg’s cavalry troop and subsequently became a captain in the Regular Army in 1808. Scott reported for duty in New Orleans, under the command of Major General James …

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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 Service Force (FSSF), the joint Canadian-American organization formed in July 1942 at Fort William Henry Harrison, Montana.  This regiment was an all-volunteer outfit with exceptionally high standards and extensive and rigorous military and physical training.  …

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