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The unlawful detention of Asian Americans during World War II remains disturbingly relevant
When the U.S. entered the WWII, Americans of Japanese descent were targeted for mass imprisonment.
How the myth that Mr. Rogers was a deadly military sniper began
Won't you be my sniper... I mean neighbor.
This warship was converted into a floating brewery for allied troops during World War II
Protect this ship at all costs
Why the Coast Guard once put missiles on cutters and afterburners on passenger jets
The Coast Guard of the 80s was led by a man with a heroic past and .45 caliber sidearm.
Inside the Pentagon’s shameful effort to draft mentally disabled men to fight in Vietnam
Some soldiers referred to them as "McNamara's Morons."
These barefoot Marines defended American Samoa during World War II
“For one desperate moment in time these brothers stood together in defense of their homeland and one another, leaving their fingerprint on history and those who would come after them."
The National Guard ‘minuteman’ is based on a real person and he was a badass
"There can never be but one man who headed the first column of attack on the King’s troops in the Revolutionary War."
Why bombers on WWII’s legendary ‘Doolittle Raid’ had broomsticks instead of tail guns
Meet the exquisitely mustachioed Marine who fought in three wars
These moostache hairs were not policed.
An American POW made his own prosthetic leg at a German prison camp during WWII
The device was made entirely from items collected at a German camp for Allied prisoners of war during World War II.
Inside the Air Force’s secret mission to lift half a ton of enriched uranium out of Kazakhstan
“We were sitting there in the cockpit, writing Tom Clancy novels in our heads about what would happen if we had to go down."
The fascinating story of how the Jeep became America’s favorite military vehicle
Soldiers may enjoy their time in a Humvee or Huey nowadays, but there is no military vehicle more beloved than the World War II Jeep.
Bird warfare: Why the Navy’s first aircraft carrier had a dedicated ‘pigeoneer’
Aircraft carrier, meet carrier pigeon
Meet the Allies’ most dangerous spy in France during World War II
For almost three years, she operated in France, evading detection and organizing resistance against Nazi occupiers
How an Air Force A-10 pilot pulled off a miracle landing with much of her tail shot off
"I can’t even describe to you what it was like being back on the ground.”
Meet the legendary Marine behind one of the most badass battle cries ever
“Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”
Feminist, surgeon, spy: Meet the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor
She received the medal for her “valuable service” and “earnest and untiring” efforts.
Meet the very good boy who brought smokes to soldiers in the trenches of WWI
A soldier's best friend.
Why a Marine who helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima kept it a secret for decades
"I told him he was a hero — to which he said, ‘No, I was a Marine.’”
The true story behind one of the Vietnam War’s most famous photographs
Watson Baldwin, in the middle of the clearing, gazed skyward and spread opens his arms to guide the helicopter in to receive help from above.
These are America’s Black Medal of Honor recipients
For many, fighting for their nation overseas was only one front; the second one being against racism and discrimination back at home.
How a rivalry between two WWII vets led to the world’s smallest flyable airplanes
Sky Baby vs. Bumble Bee
This Army unit is recreating historical photos of Black soldiers with today’s troops
"I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for people like [Ng] that started that path for me to walk.”
The forgotten story of how Tuskegee Airmen owned the Air Force’s first ‘Top Gun’ competition
“No one expected us to win."
Paul Douglas went to Marine boot camp at 50. Then he earned a Bronze Star and 2 Purple Hearts in WWII
When he was wounded, he took off his rank insignia so he wouldn't receive special attention.