US Army

MANCHESTER -- It didn't take long for the U.S. Army to get Francis Byrne into combat.

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Screenshot Skydive Hawaii

The last time former Army paratrooper Polito “Paul” Olivas jumped out of a perfectly good plane, Lyndon B. Johnson was president, the average cost of a new car was $3,500, and the Beatles released their first album in the United States.

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Task & Purpose photo illustration by Aaron Provost/Saving Private Ryan

Welcome to That One Scene, a semi-regular series in which Marine veteran and pop culture omnivore James Clark waxes nostalgic about that one scene from a beloved movie.

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U.S. Army Signal Corps/Wikimedia Commons

Judge Frank Forchione bristled on Wednesday when he quizzed two younger defendants about D-Day on June 6, 1944.

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National Archives and Records Administration/Chief Photographer's Mate (CPHoM) Robert F. Sargent

General Dwight D. Eisenhower's face was grim but composed as he read a short message to the assembled group of reporters on the morning of June 7, 1944.

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