America’s Atomic Army of the 1950’s and the Pentomic Division

Throughout the twentieth century, the Army was in a state of constant transformation and reform driven by changing missions and technological advances. The development of nuclear weapons at the end of World War II resulted in it becoming virtually irrelevant in the 1950s. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, running for President in 1952, promised to end the Korean War, which had devolved into a bloody stalemate.

M113 (Armored Personnel Carrier)

The M113, measuring 15 feet, 11 inches long, 8 feet, 10 inches wide, and 8 feet, 2 inches in height, and weighing just over twelve tons, could carry eleven fully equipped soldiers and a crew of two (driver and track commander).

Trophy of War: Korean War Bugle

The National Museum of the U.S. Army has in its collection a rare and intriguing artifact—a battle-battered Chinese bugle. It is a relic of a forgotten battlefield and a forgotten […]

Army Strong on Frozen Battlefields

As winter sets in and temperatures begin to drop, the Foundation is taking a look at some of the Museum exhibits remembering the service of Soldiers in unforgiving cold temperatures. […]

The Donut Dollies of Vietnam

Over 600 Donut Dollies responded to the somewhat opaque Red Cross’s ads seeking “qualified young women who were willing to serve one year overseas.”

300th Field Artillery, WYARNG

While soldiers of the Army National Guard, the descendents of colonial and state militias, have played less of a direct combat role in the Army’s most recent conflicts, National Guard […]

5th Infantry Regiment

With its lineage extending back to 1808 when the Army organized the 4th Infantry, the 5th Infantry Regiment is one of the Army’s longest serving infantry units.  In 1815, several […]

Lieutenant General Walton H. Walker

After a distinguished career as commander of XX Corps during World War II and command of Fifth Army following the war, LTG Walton H. Walker assumed command of Eighth Army […]