An otherwise obscure atoll in the Gilbert Islands provided a baptism of fire for Navy corpsman Stan Bowen. More »
The National World War II Museum chronicles the story of the American GI through artifacts, personal tales, and cutting-edge technology. More »
In the early battles for Guadalcanal, U.S. Marines handed the Imperial Japanese Army its first taste of defeat at the Battle of Bloody Ridge. More »
Marine Colonel Evans Carlson Was an Intrepid Field Commander Who Led Carlson’s Raiders to Everlasting Fame. More »
The Successful British Commando Raid on Vaagso During Operation Archery Produced Far-Reaching Consequences in Adolf Hitler’s Conduct of the War. More »
From the Colmar to the Rhine, Sergeant Carl Erickson fought World War II as a tank driver with the 12th Armored Division.
Pressured to pry General Joseph E. Johnston from Kennesaw Mountain in June 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman suffered a bloody repulse.
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.