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USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) Recovered the Crew of the Apollo 17 Space Mission

Frogman standing with the Apollo 17 Command Module, with the USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) in the distance

On December 7, 1972, a three-man crew was launched into space on the final mission of NASA‘s Apollo program. For 12 days, they orbited space,…

Majority of Lawsuit Aimed At Stopping the Melting Down of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee Statue Dismissed

Robert E. Lee statue being lifted into the air

A civil lawsuit aimed at stopping a Charlottesville museum from melting down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has suffered another hit in…

Search for World War I-Era French Minesweepers Leads to Discovery of 1879 Shipwreck

Navarin-class minesweepers at port

A number of ships have fallen victim to the wicked weather of the Great Lakes over the centuries. One, the loss of the SS Edmund…

American Soldier Who Crossed Into North Korea Charged With Desertion, Other Counts

Man and child walking along the barbed wire fence of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea

Update – 10/20/2023: Travis King, the American soldier who fled to North Korea, has been charged with a litany of crimes by the US Army,…

American Fighting In Ukraine Who Claimed to Be Decorated Sergeant Lied About Extent of Military Service

Clare Fitzgerald
Ukrainian troops manning a tank in the middle of a street

The Russo-Ukrainian War has seen several former American servicemen volunteer to take up arms and fight in Eastern Europe. One of them was James Vasquez,…

Hoard of American Civil War-Era Coins Worth $2 Million Discovered In Kentucky Corn Field

Close-up of a corn field

A discovery dating back to the mid-1800s has been made in rural Kentucky. A man, who’s chosen to remain anonymous, has unearthed a hoard of…

Unraveling the Turbulence and Conflict of the Aden Emergency

British soldiers, in gas masks, holding up their rifles

The Aden Emergency, which unfolded between 1963-67, was a period of intense turmoil and conflict in British-controlled Aden (modern-day Yemen). The uprising, led by Arab…

Raymond Roberts Braved the Aden Emergency to Serve as a Chaplain with the British Royal Navy

Raymond Roberts performing a prayer service for a British Army patrol

Of the many brave chaplains to serve with military personnel throughout history, Reverend Raymond Roberts stands out. Born in Wales on April 14, 1931, he…

Frogmen Were Deployed to Search for a Nuclear Device in Palomares Following a Broken Arrow Incident

US Navy frogmen standing next to a boat and inflatable raft on the beach

In the annals of aviation history, few broken arrow incidents have had the potential for catastrophic consequences quite like the 1966 Palomares B-52 crash. This…

The Bravery and Dedication of US Army Chaplains During the Korean War

US Army Chaplain performing a funeral service with several soldiers in attendance

The above image, captured during the Korean War, shows one of the many roles chaplains filled during wartime: honoring the dead during burial services. Taken…

Surovikin’s Pyramids Erected As Gravesites for Fallen Wagner Mercenaries

Clare Fitzgerald
Rows of Surovikin's Pyramids in a Wagner PMC cemetery

In one of the most well-known and largest cemeteries erected for Wagner PMC mercenaries, rows of graves commemorate the deceased. Located on the outskirts of…

Casualties of Dunkirk – Mother Laying Flowers At Her Son’s Grave

Jane Thompson laying a wreath at her son's grave

The Battle of Dunkirk remains etched in history as a testament to human resilience and sacrifice. As Allied troops faced imminent defeat on the shores…