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Storycorps – Killing this Soldier was the saddest memory of my life

Joseph Robertson, was an infantryman in the US Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short video haunt the viewer, just as Robertson is haunted by his memories from that battle. In this poignant StoryCorps video, he tries to explain the …

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Pfc. George L. Rights

Two Missing soldiers from Korean War Finally Found

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of two servicemen, who were missing since the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. The first soldier is Army Cpl. Donald A. Therkelsen, 23, of Chicago. In July 1953, Therkelsen was assigned to …

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The Purple Heart Medal of Pfc. James T. Hull is embraced by his brother, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Cecil Hull during a ceremony on July 24, 2015. (Credits: Maj. Randall Stillinger)

Two WWII Purple Hearts of Fallen Soldiers Return Home

On 24 July, the Purple Hearts of two fallen World War II soldiers, were returned home thanks to a non-profit organization called Purple Hearts Reunited. The Purple Hearts belonged to Pfc. James Thomas Hull and Pvt. Joseph Eugene “Gene” Bone. Pfc. James Thomas Hull, born on January 24, 1919 in Moulton, Texas enlisted in the Army in …

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US Medics attend to a wounded GI following the liberation of the village of La Haye-du-Puits in Normandy by the U.S. 79th Infantry Division from German occupation on 9 July 1944. 

Stunning Normandy 1944 Photographs brought in Color

World War 2 comes alive when following stunning black and white photographs from Operation Overlord, Normandy 1944, are colorized and depict the true colors of Happiness, Horror and Fatigue of the Second World War. The following featured photographs, colorized by Dave Ford, Doug Banks, Gisele Nash, Jordan Lloyd, Paul Kerestes, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in …

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On 18 December 1944, very early in the morning, the American “14th Cavalry Group” had gotten in an ambush of the German Kampfgruppe Hansen on the road between Poteau and Recht. This are photographs taken after the action along the wreckage on the road.

Wacht am Rhein: Battle of the Bulge in 28 images

The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), also known as Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein, was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied …

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Colorized WWII Photos make Allied Troops come to life

The following featured photographs, colorized by Allan White, Benjamin Thomas, Doug Banks, Jared Enos, Johhny Sirlande, Tom Thounaojam, Olga Shirnina, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in vivid detail the Allied Troops on the battlefields of World War II. Their photos are also featured among the hundreds of colored photos on the WW1 Colourised Photos and WW2 Colourised Photos Editor’s …

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The Battle of Iwo Jima In Remembrance with Photographs

The Battle of Iwo Jima that started on 19 February until 26 March 1945, codename Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces to capture the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese Empire during World War II. It had the goal of capturing the entire island, along with its three airfields, to provide …

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Sicilian Campaign

World War II Sicilian Campaign Online Interactive Released

During the Sicilian Campaign of World War II, Allied forces conquered the island, which dominates the Mediterranean Sea, in a matter of weeks. This secured vital shipping lanes, provided bases, and set the stage for the invasion of mainland Italy. To further tell this story, the American Battle Monuments Commission has released the Sicilian Campaign …

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