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Hire Our Heroes - Helping Veterans Transition from Military Service

Gerald D. Swick | Published: April 07, 2014 at 7:34 pm
Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be difficult, especially in finding employment. Hire Our Heroes is a not-for-profit organization that works to help veterans transition.

National History Day - Challenging Students, Changing Lives

Gerald D. Swick | Published: April 01, 2014 at 6:09 pm
National History Day began as a contest for students. That annual contest still continues, but the program has expanded to offer much more to students and teachers.

Winnie Davis's Love Affair

Heath Lee | Published: March 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm
'I will never consent' All's not quite fair in love and war for the daughter of Jefferson Davis Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis, younger daughter of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his second wife, Varina Howell Davis, was born in June …

Kimo Williams: Are You Experienced?

Rick Fredericksen | Published: January 29, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Shaped by his in-country experiences, musician and Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams continues to work on behalf of vets and soldiers from Vietnam to Afghanistan and Iraq

Norwich University Receives Transforming Gift

Media Release | Published: May 07, 2013 at 1:28 pm
Weider History Group received the following media release from Norwich University, which was not only the first private military college in the United States, it is the birthplace of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). As the birthplace of ROTC, …

Project to clear landmines in Vietnam

HistoryNet | Published: April 19, 2013 at 6:13 pm
TED Challenge: Defuse, Heal & Grow campaign is raising money to remove old landmines and other unexploded ordinance from Quang Tri Province, Vietnam.

Conversation with Matthew Brzezinski

Gene Santoro | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:17 pm
'Writing this book," Matthew Brzezinski declares, "made me grasp the horrors of the situation's choices." The "situation" is the Nazi-ruled Warsaw Ghetto, portrayed with gritty detail in Isaac's Army. From 1940 on, a 24-year-old Zionist youth leader named Isaac …

No Regrets

Laurence Rees | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:15 pm
Of all the places I've been, the port of Archangel in the north of Russia is the least romantic. The climate is terrible—cold and dank most of the year—and ships lie rusting in the harbor. From the drunks on the …

Review: The Liberator by Alex Kershaw

Tom Huntington | Published: March 04, 2013 at 2:08 pm
The Liberator One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau By Alex Kershaw. 448 pp. Crown, 2012. $28. War is hell, but Felix Sparks, the central figure in The Liberator…

Jackie Robinson: Baseball's Noble Experiment

William Kashatus | Published: February 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm
Jackie Robinson broke the "color line" in baseball, the first African American to play on an integrated major league team. He endured with dignity the racism of many fans and other players and opened major league ball for all black players.

My War - Elizabeth A. Allen

Elizabeth A. Allen, oral history | Published: January 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm
During the Vietnam War, Capt. Elizabeth Allen joined the U.S. Army with a master's degree in psychiatric nursing and served in the Nurse Corps on the front lines at the 71st and 12th Evac Hospitals tending to the injured and dying

American Experience: The Abolitionists

Gerald D. Swick | Published: January 03, 2013 at 9:03 pm
"American Experience: The Abolitionists" is a compelling, 3-part series on the rise, fracturing, decline, resurgence and ultimate triumph of the movement to make all Americans free.

Hollywood's War: Beginnings and Endings

Robert M. Citino | Published: January 02, 2013 at 3:29 pm
I have been writing this column for years, and if your attention hasn't drifted, you probably know that I am not that fond of war movies. I say it every year at this time. Don't like them, don't watch them, …

Unique: the Pacific War, Part 2

Robert M. Citino | Published: December 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
Last week I made a startling claim about the uniqueness of the Pacific War. Well, startling for me, anyway. I've come up in a school that distrusts the very word "unique." Most historians eschew the concept. Indeed, the very job …

'First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty' - A Preview

Gerald D. Swick | Published: December 06, 2012 at 11:53 am
'American Experience: First Freedom - The Fight for Religious Liberty,' premiering Dec. 18 on PBS, is an informative, even-handed examination of why America's founders made religious liberty a basic human right.

Venturing into the Memorial's Vault on The Wall's 30th Anniversary

Don Hirst | Published: November 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Duery Felton gives author Don Hirst a personal tour of the Museum Resource Center in suburban Maryland, where the National Park services catalogs and stores all the objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Wall.
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