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Estate Gifts Support Campaign

The Capital Campaign for the National Museum of the United States Army recently received major gifts via the estates of two World War II Army veterans—a $1 million gift of LTC Mary Bateman Connell (USA-Ret.), a 99-year-old retired Army nurse, and $100,000 gift of a 95-year-old Army veteran whose name is being withheld at this…

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Cold War Gallery: Vietnam War Exhibit

As noted in the March 2014 issue of Call To Duty, the Vietnam and Korean war exhibit areas in the Museum’s Cold War gallery will share a joint entryway featuring introductory panels informing visitors of the differences between conventional and unconventional war and providing a framework for understanding and contrasting these two conflicts. Design renderings courtesy…

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Capital Campaign Launches Lexington & Concord Society

Painting by Don Troiani. Introducing the Lexington & Concord Society, a new group specifically designed for donors making gifts between $5,000 and $49,999. “The Lexington & Concord Society creates a unique giving opportunity within the Campaign, and true to its name, reflects the spirit of the brave minutemen who banded together to fight for America’s…

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1814 Society Members Gather for Annual Event

Over 75 members of The 1814 Society from 10 different states recently gathered in Washington, D.C. for their annual event. This year’s event was hosted at President Lincoln’s Cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers’ Home, which the Federal Government founded in 1851 as a home for veteran Soldiers. The staff ride makes a stop in Spotsylvania,…

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Foundation Thanks Myles Eckert, “a gold star kid”

“CBS Evening News’” coverage of a thoughtful act of kindness recently earned eight-year-old Myles Eckert of Toledo, Ohio, a special thank you from The Army Historical Foundation (AHF). If you missed Myles’ story, here’s why it impressed AHF’s Board of Directors, prompting them to acknowledge his thoughtfulness. Myles found a $20 bill heading into in…

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Fallen Lieutenant Registry’s 100,000th Honoree

Tank Platoon Leader Ballard. Photo courtesy of Karen Meredith. First Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard, one of America’s Fallen, became the 100,000th Soldier enrolled in The Army Historical Foundation’s (AHF’s) Registry of the American Soldier. Ballard, a 26-year-old platoon leader with the 1st Armored Division’s 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, was killed on May 30, 2004, in…

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Family With Long Military History Supports Museum

The M. R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation, a family foundation based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, recently donated $50,000 toward the construction of the National Museum of the United States Army, thanks to a family member. Dr. Wally Hooser, a cousin of the Hudsons, explained that the Hooser family connection to the Army…

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SGT William Novelli’s Soldier’s Story

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FedEx Contributes $1 Million to Museum

FedEx Corporation recently announced a $1 million grant to the National Museum of the United States Army to sponsor the only existing reproduction of Orville and Wilbur Wright’s 1908Wright Flyer, which will be a featured exhibit in the Museum’s Army and Society Gallery. “FedEx Express operates the largest commercial air cargo fleet in the world, and…

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Soldiers’ Stories Video Gallery Preview