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  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- May 2007

    Anne Frank and Family Denied Visas by U.S. The desperation with which Anne Frank’s father tried to get his family out of the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II and the frustration he endured in trying to secure a U.S. visa are...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2008

    Memorial Wall records now available via the Web The National Archives and Records Administration and Footnote.com have together launched a virtual replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, making historical records of...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Cavalry commander Lee Lewane

    In the space of 30 days in 1966, the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment was in the thick of three violent and sometimes desperate battles with the Viet Cong. The extra – ordinary performance and heroism under fire by the men of...

  • Military History Magazine

    Valor: Kiwi Grenade Launcher

    Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham Victoria Cross and Bar Greece and North Africa May 1941–July 1942 Charles Hazlitt Upham, a self- effacing New Zealand sheep farmer, was the Commonwealth’s most highly decorated combat soldier of World War...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2009

    ‘Vietnam Experience’ Exhibit Unveiled at U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Specialist 4 Bill Beck and Specialist 4 Russell Adams were among 450 soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, who were greatly outnumbered on...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- April 2009

    Shineski to VA, Jones to NSA: Obama Taps Vietnam Veterans for Top Posts “I think that General Shinseki is exactly the right person who is going to be able to make sure that we honor our troops when they come home,” President-elect...

  • Military History Magazine

    The ‘Go for Broke’ 442nd

    442nd Regimental Combat Team U.S. Army Multiple awards Europe 1943–45 Camp Darby is a tiny U.S. Army post just outside Livorno on Italy’s Adriatic coast. Its central square is dedicated to Private Masato “Curly” Nakae, who earned...

  • Military History Magazine

    The Father of Dustoff

    Major Charles L. Kelly U.S. Army Distinguished Service Cross Vietnam, July 1, 1964 Dustoff. The very term conjures images of unarmed helicopter ambulances swooping down  into hotly contested landing zones (LZs) under intense enemy...

  • Military History Magazine

    Savior at Omaha Beach

    Private Carlton W. Barrett U.S. Army Medal of Honor Normandy, June 6, 1944 At 5 feet 4 inches and 125 pounds, Private Carlton W. Barrett was perhaps the smallest man in the 18th Infantry Regiment, if not the entire 1st Division. And on the...

  • Military History Magazine

    Five Months, Four Awards

    Captain Maurice Britt U.S. Army Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal Italy September 1943–January 1944 World War II ended abruptly for Captain Maurice L. Britt Jr., at the Anzio beachhead on Jan....

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- December 2009

    Cemetery Scandal Renews Memory of Emmett Till Waves of grief rocked the African-American community in Chicago last summer when news spread that grave robbers had dug up bodies at Burr Oak Cemetery and dumped the bones in order to resell...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Glory at Battery Wagner

    William H. Carney Became the First Black Soldier to Earn the Medal of Honor. On the evening of July 18, 1863, Sergeant William H. Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Infantry made a decision that would alter his life. As his...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2010

    Battle Heroes, Lost in Shuffle, Found At an October rose garden ceremony, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Unit Citation—the highest honor a U.S. military unit can receive—on an army squadron whose medals for valor were...

  • Military History Magazine

    Military History Book Review: Sea Service Medals

    Sea Service Medals: Military Awards and Decorations of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard by Fred L. Borch and Charles P. McDowell, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Md., 2009, $34.95. The topic of military decorations and awards can...

  • Military History Magazine

    Valor: Broadway’s Fighting Priest

    Lt. Col. Francis P. Duffy U.S. Army DSC, DSM, Légion d’honneur, Croix de guerre France, 1918 Only two men are honored with life-sized statues in New York’s Times Square, epicenter of the American theater industry. The statue on the...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    WASPs Receive Congressional Gold Medals

    At the final Women Airforce Service Pilots graduation ceremony in December 1944, General “Hap” Arnold admitted just how skeptical he had been about the program from its outset. He said he hadn’t been sure “whether a slip of a girl...