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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hear The Moment The US Turned Into A Global Superpower
President Roosevelt’s "Day Of Infamy" speech was a defining moment in American history.
While Pearl Harbor Fell Under Attack, This Marine Fought Like Hell At Wake Island
When “Hammerin’ Hank” Elrod’s Wildcat was destroyed, he picked up a rifle and fought the Japanese on the beaches of Wake Island.
This Veteran’s Attempt To Kill Fidel Castro Landed Him In A Cuban Prison
He never spoke to anyone about it after he was released and sent home.
Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Is What America Needs In 2016
This has been a divisive year for America, but Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation has some applicable wisdom.
Everything You Know About The Marine Corps Uniform Is Wrong
The Marine Corps legends about uniforms are mostly bogus, but maybe that’s okay.