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Articles by Clare Fitzgerald:

Russian Navy Rescues MSC Container Feeder from Pirates

Back of the MSC Lucia + Speedboat in the water

The Russian Navy had to rescue the container feeder MSC Lucia after it was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea. The incident was confirmed by…

Pearl Harbor Survivor and WWII Veteran Requests Cards to Mark 100th Birthday

Jack Holder + Attack on Pearl Harbor + Distinguished Flying Cross

A World War II veteran who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and participated in over 100 missions is requesting cards to celebrate his…

Congress Aims to Fix US Military’s AWOL Weapons Issues

Close up of a National Guard soldier holding a rifle by his side

Following an Associated Press investigation that showed a number of firearms stolen from US military bases have resurfaced at the scenes of violent crimes, Congress…

Bill Aims to End ‘Pink Tax’ for Female Soldiers Buying Uniforms

Four female Air Force personnel standing in uniform

Senators Maggie Hassan (D-N.H) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are looking to put an end to the US military’s so-called “pink tax” – the higher cost…

Iconic Photos of Marilyn Monroe Entertaining American Troops in Korea

Marilyn Monroe exciting a helicopter + Marilyn Monroe serving food to soldiers

Following the conclusion of the Korean War, the Korean peninsula entered into a period of uncertainty. While armistice negotiations occurred, UN forces remained in the…

Project Underworld: The US Navy’s Unexpected Mafia Alliance

Charles "Lucky" Luciano + Tanker explosion off the coast of Italy + General George Patton

Project Underworld was the US Navy’s codename for its joint mission with New York’s crime families. Active from 1942-45, it aimed to obtain information regarding…

French City Commemorates 100 Years of Honoring American Unknown Soldier

Soldiers standing around a casket + Funeral for the American Unknown soldier

Over the weekend, hundreds of French and American military personnel and civilians marked the 100th anniversary of the selection of the American Unknown soldier from…

Remains of Soldier Killed in Germany Returned to Illinois

B-17G Flying Fortress + Francis Wiemerslage

The remains of Sergeant Francis Wiemerslage have been returned to his family in River Grove, Illinois. The funeral service occurred two years after the soldier’s…

The Stories Behind History’s Most Iconic War Photos

Soldiers raising the American flag at Iwo Jima + Joseph Duo jumping in the air with a grenade launcher

For nearly two centuries, photographers have been using pictures to document the horrors of war. This has led to some of history’s most famous photos,…

Low Mississippi River Water Levels Reveal Sunken WWII Ship

Shipwreck of the USS Inaugural + The USS Inaugural in dazzle camouflage

Low water levels in the Mississippi River have revealed the sunken wreckage of the USS Inaugural, a World War II minesweeper, near downtown St. Louis,…

Study Finds UK Veterans Are 11 Times More Likely to Be Addicted to Gambling

Close up of a slot machine + Soldiers running toward a helicopter

A new study published in the journal BMJ Military Health has found UK Armed Forces veterans are 11 times more likely than the general public…

Seismic Activity Raises WWII-Era ‘Ghost Ships’ Off the Coast of Iwo Jima

Soldiers raising the American flag on Iwo Jima + Broken ship hulls along the shore of Iwo Jima

An increase in seismic activity along a chain of islands south of Tokyo, Japan has led to the raising of a number of transport vessels…