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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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Army Aviation

While an argument can be made that Army Aviation began with the use of observation balloons during the Civil War, the Army’s initial foray into modern aviation came with the…

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Key to the Northern Country:  The Hudson River Valley in the American Revolution

Edited by James M. Johnson, Christopher Pryslopski and Andrew Villani.  Albany:  State University of New York, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4384-4814-5.-695-2.  Illustrations. Maps.  Notes.  Bibliography.  Index. Pp. vii, 307.  $24.95. The North…

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Every Army Man is with You:  The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed

By Nicolaus Mills.  New York:  Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.  ISBN 978-1-4422-3985-2.  Photographs.  Appendixes.  Notes.  Bibliography.  Index.  Pp. ix, 240.  $37.00. For Army football fans the last several decades have been…

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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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Artwork of Sergeant First Class Amy L. Brown

Sergeant First Class Amy L. Brown, the U.S. Army Center of Military History’s (CMH) current Artist-in-Residence, first came to CMH in 2012 after serving as an instructor at the Defense…

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Ardennes-Alsace Campaign

On 16 December 1944, the German Wehrmacht launched what would be its last major offensive in the West.  After a powerful bombardment from 2,000 guns and Nebelrwerfer rocket launchers, three…

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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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