A photo of John L. Burns, a veteran of the War of 1812, sitting in the rocking chair outside of his cottage, with gun and crutches nearby.
History
He Watched The Battle Of Gettysburg From His House, Then Joined In
John L. Burns was a 69-year-old veteran who was still so full of piss and vinegar that he saw the Battle of Gettysburg from his house and joined in.
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History
For 25 Years, This Marine Kept A Dark Secret That Involved A Famous Disney Cartoon
The voice of Disney’s Bambi was actually a United States Marine who served three tours in Vietnam.
A screenshot from a YouTube video by the Equal Justice Initiative.
History
This Animation Tells The True Story Of A Soldier Who Was Lynched For Being Black In 1898
This animated short film tells the tragic story of a black soldier who was lynched in 1898, after recently returning home.
Photograph facing northeast showing a soldier standing guard on the corner of 7th & N Street NW in Washington D.C. with the ruins of buildings that were destroyed during the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
History
The US Army Had Big Plans For Dealing With Riots In The 1960s
Manuals provided to Task & Purpose under a Freedom of Information Act request show how the Army planned to counter civil disturbances during the Cold War.
Concrete ruins of a field house at the site of Camp Hale (10th Mountain Division training facility during World War II) in Eagle County, Colorado. April 28, 2005.
History
10th Mountain Division’s Colorado Birthplace May Get Federal Protection
The division was formed and trained at Camp Hale from 1942-1945. It currently resides at Fort Drum.
Members of the Bonus Army sit on the steps of the Capitol.
History
How Veterans Set The Precedent For America’s Greatest Protests
The GI Bill as we know it today got its humble beginning in a 43,000-strong veteran protest that became the first major successful march on Washington, D.C.
Two U.S. soldiers of C Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division seek shelter behind a M-4 Sherman tank at Geich, near Düren, Germany, on Dec. 11, 1944.
History
The 4th Infantry’s 100 Years Of Warfare Is A History Worth Reading
“To War With The 4th” tells the story of the 4th Infantry Division’s first century of war.