On 16th day of October in 1940, Benjamin O. Davis, became the U.S. Army’s first African American Brigadier General. His promotion to Brigadier General aroused a brief but intense controversy, both on account of his […]
On the 14th day in October of 1968, U.S. Defense Department officials announce that the Army and Marines will be sending about 24,000 men back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours because of the length […]
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 […]
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.