The mission, like usual, was straightforward: go out and search some abandoned buildings, as well as try to locate the terrorist caches. After being here for some time, every agonizing, uneventful patrol just seems to be the same. Ray and I, along with Sergeant Lawrence, had the monotonous task to comb the desert with the metal detector.
On this 7th day of October in 1943, Rear Adm. Shigematsu Sakaibara, commander of the Japanese garrison on the island, ordered the execution of 96 Americans POWs, claiming they were trying to make radio contact […]
As of late, things have simmered down a little in our area of operation. When things simmer down, men finally have time to get some well-deserved rest. We still do our patrols as scheduled, but […]
On June 10, 1953 Sgt. Mize and his men of Co. K, 15th IR, 3rd IR, were committed to the defense of “Outpost Harry” (Korea), when the enemy launched a heavy attack. Learning that a […]
On August 21, 1944, the evacuation of German forces from the famous “Falaise pocket” was over and many Axis soldiers left Normandy to retreat to the east of the Seine river. More than 6,000 German […]
VA wrongly denied $53M in emergency care claims, affecting 17,400 veterans
Stanley Bender was born on October 31, 1909 in Carlisle, West Virginia. He joined the Army from Chicago, Illinois in December 1939. By August 1944, he was serving as a Staff Sergeant in Company E, […]