By HistoryNet Staff - January 9, 2020
1. The Pentagon first authorized the Vietnam Service Ribbon in this year.
2. The model 1873 “Trapdoor” Springfield rifle was the standard issue rifle for the US Army until this year.
3. Bestselling author, Herman Wouk, served aboard these kind of warship during World War 2.
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