Month: February 2018

Battle of Tarawa: Don Crain in the First Marine LVT Assault

Don Crain and the 2nd Amphibious Tractor Battalion hit Red Beach 2 at Tarawa.

General Alvan Gillem’s Invasion of Germany

General Alvan C. Gillem led the hard-charging XIII Corps across the Rhine into the heart…

The Fort Pillow Incident

When Nathan Bedford Forrest’s angry horsemen surrounded Fort Pillow, the defendants refusal to surrender forced…

The Frémont Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln clashed publicly with Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont over his hasty emancipation proclamation…

Japanese Internment: Behind the Barbed Wire in America

The forced relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II was a blot on the…

Four Marines on the “Green Hell” of Guadalcanal

Marine Corps combat veterans relive the dangerous and deadly work in some of the war’s…

Joseph P. Kennedy: Controversial Ambassador to Great Britain

America’s controversial ambassador to Great Britain, and father of a future U.S. president, wanted to…

Women of the Air Force

The world’s first female military pilots—American and Soviet—helped win the war.

Dementi Shmarinov: Tracings of Barbarossa

A Russian artist showed the world his perspective of Germany’s brutal invasion of the Soviet…

Marines in the Air: The Story of Joe’s Jokers

Led by Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss, VMF-115 compiled an outstanding combat record.