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, […]
Purple Heart Day Most people have never heard of Purple Heart Day, which takes place annually on August 7th to commemorate the origins of the medals and the more than 1.7 million combat-wounded Purple Heart […]
This Day in History-Apr 19, 1995 A massive explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, kills 168 people and injures hundreds more. The bomb, contained in a Ryder truck parked […]
In Iraq, the time and date seemed to disappear. The only time I am worried about it is when I need to be ready for a mission or when I’ve been sitting in the Stryker for an extended period, and I need to get out and stretch my legs.
On this February 14, 1968 The 3rd Brigade 82nd Airborne deployed to Vietnam from Ft. Bragg N.C. 282 Paratroopers gave the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow troopers, family and the Country they fought for, America! […]
In May of 1861, 9 year old John Lincoln “Johnny” Clem ran away from his home in Newark, Ohio, to join the Union Army, but found the Army was not interested in signing on a […]
GERMANY IN RUINS, 1945. U.S. infantrymen move down a street in Waldenburg, Germany, after a raid during World War II, April 1945.