Category Archives: Military History

10-year anniversary of Baghdad fall to U.S. forces

A U.S. Marine watches as a statue of Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad April 9, 2003. story by: Diaa Hadid and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, The Associated Press photo courtesy of: lexfridman.com Ten years ago, a statue fell in Baghdad’s Firdous … Continue reading

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A new ‘greatest generation’

Staff Sgt. Shannon Kay directs his men after being wounded in a car bomb blast Dec. 11, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq. Kay later received the Silver Star. Iraq heroes emerge, determined to share stories of the fallen story by: Michelle Tan … Continue reading

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Joe Rosenthal’s other Iwo Jima photographs

We are all familiar with Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photograph of the second flag raising on top of Mt. Suribachi, on Iwo Jima. Though most people have not seen or did not even realize, Rosenthal took many other pictures during the … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor remembered on 71st anniversary

story by: The Associated Press photo courtesy of: US Navy More than 2,000 people at Pearl Harbor and many more around the country are marking the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed thousands of people and launched the … Continue reading

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Americans mark 11th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

story by: Jennifer Peltz – The Associated Press photo courtesy of: The Associated Press Americans marked the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday in familiar but subdued ceremonies that put grieving families ahead of politicians and … Continue reading

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The day an 18-year old Marine hit the Guadalcanal beach and helped turn the tide of WWII

story by: Joshua Rhett Miller photo courtesy of: Foxnews.com & U.S. Navy/National Archive As a huge wave of U.S. Marines bent on delivering Pearl Harbor payback waded onto the beach of the Solomon Island of Guadalcanal on Aug. 7, 1942, … Continue reading

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‘Band of Brothers’ honored on D-Day anniversary

story by: Greg Keller – The Associated Press photo courtesy of: Remy de la Mauviniere With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, … Continue reading

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