Starting with the first Battle of Bull Run, the United States Marine Corps took part in several significant battles on land and at sea during the Civil War. More »
The size of the U.S. military exploded in World War II, as army numbers alone soared from 174,000 to over 11 million. More »
Charles Lindberghe and Joe Foss, two aviators of very different stripes, found themselves flying side by side with the iconic Joe’s Jokers of VMF-115. More »
The development of the U.S. Army’s “Walkie-Talkie” SCR-300 backpack radio was a game-changer for frontline troops. More »
“Manila John” Basilone earned the Medal of Honor on Guadalcanal. He returned to the Pacific nearly two years later to land with his men on Iwo Jima. More »
During WWII, the unique civilian organization did much to boost the morale of soldiers at home and abroad.
Acclaimed General Lloyd Fredendall lost his command after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass.
The surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, benefited from the firsthand observation of spies on Oahu.