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Tragedy in Laos: What Happened to Corporal Bruce Edward Kane?

Research conducted on Corporal Bruce Edward Kane declared him Missing in Action on August 9, 1969. A few years ago I was preparing to teach my 8th grade Social Studies class about the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. Part of my preparation process for any lesson is to continue to look for any additional source …

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Purple Heart was created by George Washington 235 years ago

Exactly 235 years ago on August 7, 1782 General George Washington – then the Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army – created the “Badge for Military Merit”, also referred to as Badge for Merit, by order at his New Burgh, New York Headquarters. The decoration consisted of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding …

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The Village That Burrowed Underground During the War in Vietnam

Today the things that stand out most in Vietnam, are the aromas of food being barbecued over charcoal, the laughter of the children playing in the streets, and the music. Vietnamese love to eat, sing and play. It was not always like this. In Central Vietnam’s Quảng Trị Province, is the Vĩnh Linh District, with …

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From Boys to Men: Meet 2 Brave Young American Soldiers of the Vietnam War

In 1965 when the United States decided to join the Vietnam War it was supposedly to stop the rise of communism as perpetrated by North Vietnam. It is a war that many historians believe was one of the worst foreign-policy mistakes in the history of the United States of America and also turned out to …

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Marine Sniper with a Springfield 1903A1 and Unertl 8-power scope. Note the length and size of the objective lens.

Allied Snipers in 15 Extraordinary Photographs during WWII

Photographical journey through the Allied snipers of World War II. Most photographs depict British and, or Canadian Snipers using the British Lee Enfield. Allied Snipers of World War II A sniper demonstrating his camouflage (note: German Waffen-SS Camo Pattern: named unofficially “Early Plane Tree”) at a sniper school in a French village, 27 July 1944. The …

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Vietnam’s Playlist: Songs of Survival for the Soldiers

The Continental Army had Yankee Doodle. Johnny Reb had Dixie and the Yankees retaliated with Marching Through Georgia. When the doughboys headed overseas to bail out the beleaguered Allies in World War I, they vowed that they wouldn’t come back “til it’s over Over There.” World War II had big bands and the Andrews Sisters …

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M-10 Tank Destroyer passing through an unknown German Town in 1945, you can see the town's church damaged by shell blasts.

Amazing WWII Photographs you’ve never seen before

Argunners will be publishing a series of amazing WWII photographs recently uncovered from the archives of General Charles Day Palmer, who was a four-star General. Most of the photographs were confidential photographs taken by the U.S. Signal Corps not fit for publication, Brig. Gen. was allowed to have them for private use after censoring (names of …

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Audie Murphy: The Army’s Favorite Actor & Hollywood’s Favorite Soldier

Audie Murphy was born a sharecropper, became the most decorated combat soldier of World War II, and went on to become a Hollywood star.  Born June 20th, 1925 to Emmett Berry Murphy and Josie Belle Killian Murphy, no one could have predicted what this young boy’s life had in store for him. Untimely deaths, heroic …

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