Valor | War History

A Panicked Crewman Led to the Loss of 99 British Lives Aboard the HMS Thetis (N25)

Crewmen standing on the top deck of the HMS Thunderbolt

The HMS Thetis (N25) was a Group 1 T-class submarine operated by the British Royal Navy. The vessel sank during dive trials in 1939, but…

Shipboard Cannon Found Off Swedish Coast Believed to Be Oldest In Europe

Marstrand shipboard cannon placed on a table

In a study published in the journal The Mariner’s Mirror, a team of researchers has revealed the discovery of what’s believed to be the oldest…

Restricted Military Documents About F-117 Nighthawk Leaked on ‘War Thunder’ Forum

Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk in flight

For the twelfth time in recent memory, military documents have been leaked to the public via the War Thunder forum – this time, regarding the…

The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark Traded Ejection Seats for a Crew Escape Module

General Dynamics F-111F Aardvark dropping Mark 82 bombs mid-flight

The General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark was a supersonic, medium-range, multi-role aircraft. Developed in the 1960s, it fulfilled a number of roles, including strategic bombing, reconnaissance…

A US Marine Corps Veteran Once Killed His Stepfather… With An Atomic Wedgie

Ryan McLachlan
Man being handcuffed

On December 21, 2013, a US Marine Corps veteran killed his stepfather in a rather hard-to-believe way. When an argument between the pair turned physical,…

Glen Doherty: The CIA Contractor and Retired US Navy SEAL Who Bravely Faced Militants In Benghazi

Clare Fitzgerald
Glen Doherty fishing with another man

On the evening of September 11, 2012, militants launched an attack on the State Department’s mission facility in Benghazi, Libya. The ensuing firefight, which also…

The Fatal Collision Between the USS Greeneville (SSN-772) and the Japanese Ship Ehime Maru

US Coast Guard personnel pulling Japanese crewmen aboard a vessel

On February 9, 2001, approximately nine nautical miles south of Oahu, Hawaii, the USS Greeneville (SSN-772) was involved in a collision with Ehime Maru, a…

Yasuke: The Legendary Black Samurai Who Reforged His Life’s Path

Ryan McLachlan
Artist's representation of a Japanese samurai

In 2021, Netflix released the anime series, Yasuke. It’s based on the real-life African warrior who, after traveling to Japan, became a talented samurai and…

‘It’s a Dream!’ – Discovery of Roman-Era Swords In Judean Desert Surprises Researchers

Archaeologist holding a Roman-era sword found in a cave

A team of researchers and archaeologists are celebrating the discovery of four “excellently preserved” Roman-era swords and a shafted weapon within a cave in the…

Historical Artifacts Found At Bottom of 194-Year-Old Time Capsule Unearthed At West Point

Clare Fitzgerald
Top of the time capsule discovered at West Point

A 194-year-old time capsule unearthed at the US Military Academy West Point has bore fruit, with archaeologists discovering centuries-old coins and a medal at the…

111-Year-Old Time Capsule Could Be Buried Beneath Confederate Memorial At Arlington National Cemetery

Confederate Memorial standing above Confederate graves at Arlington National Cemetery

Is there a 111-year-old time capsule buried beneath the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery? According to those who spoke with South Carolina’s The Post…

MoH Recipient Larry Taylor Disregarded a Direct Order and Saved a Four-Man Reconnaissance Team

Joe Biden placing the Medal of Honor around Larry Taylor's neck

The Medal of Honor has been handed out to just over 3,500 servicemen since its inception during the American Civil War. It’s a symbol of…