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  • What We Learned From…Loss of the Golden Lion, 1944

    On Dec. 21, 1944, a broken Maj. Gen. Alan W. Jones remarked to a subordinate officer, “I’ve lost a division quicker than any division commander in the U.S. Army"...

  • The Blog Roll: Prime Care

    From the beginning the Civil War created a demand for hospitals that neither the North nor the South could meet....

  • Stealing Valor

    An Army clerk discovered a plot to claim undeserved medals and then saw the bravery of another soldier go unrewarded...

  • War Stories | Maestro of the Resistance

    Arturo Toscanini, the world-famous conductor, put his career on the line to stand up to Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler...

  • Explore: Thunder At Gettysburg

    “I don’t think there was ever in our war a hotter, harder, sharper artillery afternoon than this.” So Colonel Edward Porter Alexander, commander of Lt. Gen. James...

  • Valor | Selfless Service

    British army Lance Corporal William Harold Coltman received his nation’s highest award for combat valor while serving on the Western Front in 1918. Like U.S. Army Corporal...

  • Death and Decision in Wonderland

    In 1877 Yellowstone National Park played host to the U.S. Army’s war against the Nez Perce. FOR MUCH OF ITS FIRST TWO CENTURIES THE UNITED STATES was bent on conquering the...

  • Punching Out: Evolution of the Ejection Seat

    The faster airplanes go, the faster we need to get out of them. If necessity is the mother of invention, combat is its father. Little more than a month after Pearl Harbor,...