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For his 19th birthday, this sergeant's buddies baked him a cake and decorated it with the tools of his trade.  (U.S. Army/National Archives)
In the autumn of 1988, MHQ published its first issue, promising “to be the spearhead for a popular appreciation of military history.” To celebrate our 25th anniversary in our Autumn 2013 issue, we gathered a sampling of some of our favorite MHQ stories from renowned writers and historians. No celebration is complete without presents, so we’re offering the collection as a free PDF. Now website visitors can appreciate the work that goes into designing and illustrating our pages. Click HERE to download it (1.5 MB)—and pass it on!Click For More From MHQ!