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Dwight D. Eisenhower

A graduate of the West Point Class of 1915, later known as the “Class the Stars Fell On” because of the great number of generals that emerged from its ranks, Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded Allied forces in Europe during the preparation and execution of the D-Day invasion and the subsequent fighting against Nazi Germany that resulted in victory in Europe during World War II. Eisenhower rose to the five-star rank of general of the army and served as a two-term president of the United States from 1952 to 1960.



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Military Weapons: The M2 Browning .50-cal

Military Weapons: The M2 Browning .50-cal

From its inception, the M2 Browning .50-Caliber Machine Gun has been considered one of the deadliest (and highest produced) weapons ever made.

Exercise Tiger: Deadly D-Day Rehearsal

Exercise Tiger: Deadly D-Day Rehearsal

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Stonewall Jackson & Nathaniel Banks at Cedar Mountain

Stonewall Jackson & Nathaniel Banks at Cedar Mountain

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Bushwhackers, Jayhawks, and Red Legs: Missouri’s Guerrilla War

Bushwhackers, Jayhawks, and Red Legs: Missouri’s Guerrilla War

By the time the Civil War began, opposing forces in Bleeding Kansas and Missouri had been killing each other for five years. And were very good at it.

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