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The Evolution of Sea Mines and Their Impact on War

Three German soldiers sitting atop a pile of sea mines

Sea mines are some of the most terrifying and destructive weapons at a navy’s disposal. Capable of wreaking havoc on fleets, they’re a staple of…

US Marine Corps Deactivating Island Warriors Battalion

Island Warriors running through the jungle

The US Marine Corps has announced it will be deactivating its famed 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment – better known as the Island Warriors battalion…

Charles McGee, One of the Last Surviving Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, Dead At 102

Charles McGee sitting in front of a painting of an airplane

Brigadier General Charles McGee, one of the last surviving members of the groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen, has passed away, according to a statement released by his…

Project 100,000: The Controversial Recruiting Program of the Vietnam War

Robert McNamara pointing at a map of Vietnam

As the war in Vietnam raged on, the United States military began to run low on men willing to enlist and serve abroad. To increase…

These Are the Salaries Paid to US Troops During Each War

Soldier saluting the American flag

Being a member of the US Army is one of the most valiant careers a person can choose. However, the job hasn’t always paid as…

President Biden Approves Honors for Battle of Mogadishu, MoH for Korean and Vietnam War Veterans

Cavalry soldiers walking along a beach + American solider standing in a burning village + Black Hawk Down film still

US President Joe Biden has signed the National Defense Authorization Act, a $768 billion defense policy bill aimed at allocating military spending and procuring reforms…

5 Things We Didn’t Know About Lt. Dan from ‘Forrest Gump’

Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump

The 1994 movie Forest Gump often ends up on lists of the greatest films ever made, thanks to its excellent story, great soundtrack, and brilliant…

Dwight Johnson: Medal of Honor Recipient and Vietnam War Hero

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Lyndon B. Johnson placing the Medal of Honor around Dwight Johnson's neck

On January 15, 1968, Dwight Johnson transformed into a one-man army after the tank he was driving became immobilized while under intense enemy fire. He…

Drew Dix: The First Special Forces Member to Receive the Medal of Honor

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Drew Dix holding up his hand

Drew Dix was an American Special Forces member who famously fought in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Dix successfully fought his way through a city…

William T. Perkins Jr: The Only Photographer to Receive the Medal of Honor

Marines walking through the jungle + Military portrait of William T. Perkins Jr.

There are few service members who have been awarded the Medal of Honor, and even fewer who have done so as a photographer. In fact,…

The Most Unforgiving Battlefield Conditions in Military History

Passchendaele Photo

When discussing battles throughout the history of warfare, the participants and the equipment and tactics they used are usually the focus. However, the actual physical…

During the Vietnam War, the CIA Paid Spies with Products from the Sears Catalog

Sometimes the most interesting aspects of military operations are the small logistical matters that are often overlooked. An example of this is how the CIA…