For over seventy years, Marine Corps misidentified two men who raised the first flag on Iwo Jima. More »
Young Franklin Sousley was an ordinary Marine caught up in an extraordinary moment on Iwo Jima. More »
Public perception of the famed Rosenthal photo depicting marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima has evolved much since the historic image was captured. More »
After the Battle of Iwo Jima, a decades-long debate wrestled with the question as to whether its capture was worth the cost. More »
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.
In early 1942, a furious air-sea battle in the Solomons set the stage for Pacific Theater combat yet to come.