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REVIEW: US Army Rangers 1898-2015 – Panama to Afghanistan

Elite Series 212 Each book in the Elite series focuses on a single army or elite unit, military tactics or a group of famous commanders. Military uniforms, insignia and equipment are shown in full color artwork. Elite Books cover the full spectrum of military history, examining the greatest armies, units and commanders of the ancient, …

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The Story Behind a Dramatic Photo and Raymond J. Bowman

Leipzig, 18 April 1945, Private First Class Raymond J. Bowman of “D” Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment and his fellow comrade, Lehmann Riggs, set up their 30 caliber Browning machine gun on an open balcony in order to provide cover for the American troops of the 2nd US Infantry Division, who were advancing over a bridge. …

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The Death of a Tank - Incredible Footage of World War 2

The Most Incredible Footage from World War 2 Caught on Tape

Argunners Magazine has compiled a list with some of the most incredible footage from World War 2 caught on tape. This list includes rare (color) footage or extraordinary events caught on tape. The list may not be complete, contact us if you know of other footage. These videos were caught by video cameras and were stored, …

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Robert Nett MOH

LT Robert Nett earned the MoH after fierce hand-to-hand attacks in WWII

First Lieutenant Robert Nett led a successful hand-to-hand attack on enemy forces holding up the American advance into Leyte, Philippines, on December 14, 1944. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on February 8, 1946, in his birthplace of New Haven, Connecticut. His Medal of Honor Citation reads: He commanded Company E in an attack …

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SEAN LUKETINA

Death of Sean Luketina during the Grenada Invasion in 1983

Sergeant Sean Luketina was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, 82nd Signal Battalion, Alpha Company, Assault CP. He was seriously wounded in Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury, 27 October 1983. SGT Luketina slipped in and out of a coma until  he died 8 months later, 30 June 1984, in the VA hospital in North …

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Warren Spahn

Hall of Fame Pitcher Warren Spahn served in World War 2

Like fellow Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, pitcher Warren Spahn had his career interrupted by World War II. Unlike Williams, who was already famous when he was drafted, Spahn achieved notoriety after the war. Span had what ball players call “a cup of coffee” (a brief appearance in the majors) in 1942, pitching just four games before …

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Nathan G. Slater Interview

WATCH: Interview with WWII Veteran Nathan G. Slater serving in Normandy & Ardennes

Nathan G. Slater was born in December of 1924 to Aaron and Ella Jane Slater. He was the 5th of 10 children (7 boys, 3 girls). His father, Aaron, was a blaster and a water well driller. His mother, Ella, was a  home maker. Nathan and four of his brother (Kenny, Roy, Russell and Aaron) served in …

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Freund (2017) World War 2 short films

WWII SHORT FILM: Freund (2017) – Moral of a German Sniper

This 7-minute WWII Short film, “Freund”, features the story of a German sniper (Dieter) who questions the morality of his actions after coming face to face with his enemy. Directed By: Nathan Cragun and Produced By: Nathan Cragun, Kyle Poppitz & Mohammad Sawwan. Nathan Cragun has created a second WWII short film, called “Esperanca“, covering …

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JPhotographs of John H Walker (Source: Fields of Honor Database)

Pfc. John H. Walker Missing in 1944 at Hürtgen Forest has been located

The DPAA has announced today that Army Pfc. John H. Walker, missing since November 1944 at Hürtgen Forest (“Hürtgenwald”) during World War II, has now been accounted for after being positively identified with DNA. He was interred as an Unknown in Neuville American Cemetery, Pfc. John H. Walker enlisted at Camp Dodge, Iowa in March 1944 …

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