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Movies That Best Show the Realities of Tank Warfare

Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson as Lt. Col. Kiley and Maj. Wolenski in 'Battle of the Bulge' + Stuart Margolin and Clint Eastwood as Sgt. First Class Kelly and Pvt. Little Joe in 'Kelly's Heroes'

Each year, a handful of new films take to the big screen to showcase the greatest warriors and innovations spawned in wartime. From Top Gun…

Selous Scouts: The Specialized Rhodesian Force With a Controversial History

Members of the Rhodesian Security Forces gathered together at a camp

The Selous Scouts were a specialized force that fought in the Rhodesian Bush War under the Rhodesian Army. Comprised of trained soldiers working alongside ex-guerrillas,…

How Adam Brown Went from Addict to Decorated Navy SEAL

Rosemary Giles
Four US Navy SEALs aiming their firearms

Navy SEALs are among the most impressive and dedicated servicemen in the US military. This statement was especially true for Adam Brown, who overcame every…

Little-Known Facts About Sgt. Elias’ Death in ‘Platoon’

Todd Neikirk
Willem Dafoe as Sgt. Elias in 'Platoon'

Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Platoon is considered one of the greatest war films ever made. Stone served in the Vietnam War from 1967-68 and used…

The True Story Behind Netflix’s Docuseries, ‘Killer Sally’

Five US Marines saluting while in silhouette

On November 2, 2022, Netflix released the three-part docuseries, Killer Sally. The latest in a string of true crime documentaries to hit the popular streaming…

Veterans Hold Reunion 50 Years After Believing One Had Been Killed In Action In Vietnam

Rosemary Giles
Ivis Sloane, Jim Mattis and Tony Solis sitting together on a couch

Jim Mattis, Ivis Sloane and Tony Solis served in the same unit during the Vietnam War, forging an unbreakable bond throughout the conflict. This made…

Arizona City Celebrated WWII Veteran’s 105th Birthday with Amazing Surprise

Athena Wright smiling

Athena Wright was a young woman in her 20s when she embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, as well as the greatest sacrifice of…

US Army Veteran Treated to Ballroom Dancing, Pinning Ceremony in Recognition of Service

Jessica Manthe standing with Ed Lawler

In recognition of Veterans Day and National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, St. Croix Hospice in Wisconsin has shared the story of veteran Ed Lawler’s…

A Devastating Plane Crash Took Out 236 Members of the 101st Airborne

Members of the 101st Airborne standing before caskets draped in American flags

In December 1985, the 101st Airborne suffered its greatest single-day loss when a passenger plane carrying 236 members of the division crashed shortly after taking…

The Best Movie Battle Scenes to Ever Come Out of Hollywood

Todd Neikirk
Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridus in 'Gladiator' + Fionn Whitehead as Tommy Jensen in 'Dunkirk' + Felix Kammerer as Paul Bäumer in 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

By Todd Neikirk and Clare Fitzgerald A number of incredible war films are released each year. Covering both fictional and real-life historical conflicts, many go…

A US Army Veteran Once Took An M60A3 Patton Tank On a Rampage Around San Diego

Cars driving along California State Route 163 + Group of police officers in full riot gear + M60A3 Patton tank

When Shawn Nelson wandered into the California National Guard Armory in San Diego, no one expected him to leave with an M60A3 Patton tank, nor…

Eight Abandoned Military Bases That Have Been Abandoned for Decades

Samantha Franco

At their construction, military bases are intended to be some of the most utilized structures. However, when conflicts come to a close and as technologies…