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Articles by Todd Neikirk:

These Marine Corp ‘Facts’ Are Actually Myths But They Make For Great Stories

Marine Corps members salute during the National Anthem

The United States Marine Corps is 223 years old. And the legendary leathernecks have a long and distinguished tradition. But any group that is as…

Captain America Was Created in Part to Encourage U.S. Involvement in WW2

Captain America

In the late 1930s, comic books had become incredibly popular. In April of 1938, D.C. Comics released Action Comics 1, the first appearance of Superman,…

Lucy Higgs Nichols Escaped Slavery During the Civil War By Working as a Nurse

Lucy Higgs Nichols, a legendary nurse and former slave from the Civil War

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on September 1862, one year into the Civil War. However, whether the Executive Order would be enforced was highly in…

How The Hell’s Angels Came To Share A Name With The U.S. Military

An biker from an English chapter of the Hells Angels wears the Group's jacket

The Hell’s Angels have long been the most well-known motorcycle club in the world. While the biker gang is listed as a criminal syndicate in…

The 5 Deadliest Aircraft Carrier Fighters of All Time

Grumman F9F-2 Panther in flight + F-4B Phantom II in flight

The Italo-Turkish War in 1911-12 was the first to feature aerial bombardments. World War I, which began a few years later, also featured a fair…

The 7 Most Produced Modern Firearms in the World

A Royal Marine tests a Glock 17 Pistol

In the 9th Century, gunpowder was first invented in China. Since then, firearms have been a part of warfare. And the technology of these weapons…

Guy Gabaldon Became the ‘Pied Piper of Saipan’ And His Life Was Turned Into A Movie

There are several revered heroes from World War II who took the fight to the Axis powers. Jimmy Doolittle led the first raid against Japan…

The Sherwood Rangers’ Road to Victory: From Horseback To Tanks In A Single War

While most soldiers in war are either career military or are forced into service via conscription, some come from volunteer militias. That was the case…

6 Of The Most Feared Warriors In Military History

Baba Deep Singh

Since the beginning of time, wars have been fought for various reasons. Some warriors and tribes, though, have been more efficient and brutal than others.…

The 5 Most Unusual Military Units in History

A Gurkha soldier brandishes a Kukri Knife

On the battlefield, any sort of edge can determine who wins and loses. Over time, countries and their militaries have attempted to throw off opponents…

The Interesting History of Wartime Counterfeiting

Forged £10 banknote

There has never been a time in history when war wasn’t costly. Of course, it’s costly in terms of death and destruction, but it’s also…

Rose O’Neal: The Confederate Spy Who Drowned Because Of Her Dress And A Pile Of Gold

Civil War Rowboat

While the Civil War was fought between the North and South, a person’s geographic location did not necessarily determine the side one took. Rose O’Neal…