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The One Man Parachute Army Who Took Out A German Artillery Regiment In Normandy – Alone

“I know now that it was a crazy thing to do and I wouldn’t do it again in the same circumstances,” said Staff Sergeant Summers…

American World War 2 Medal Of Honor Recipient Became Commandant Of The Marine Corps

There have been a few Commandants who had been recipients of the Medal of Honor, but Louis H. Wilson was the last.  And given that…

Siege of Vienna: Led by a Mercenary, This Desperate Army Turned the Tide on the Ottoman Empire

For four hundred years, the Crusades had seen European powers take war deep into lands far from home, under the banner of Christianity. The clash…

When Malaria Sided With Napoleon: The Doomed British Walcheren Expedition That Cost 4,000 Lives

The British expedition sent to Walcheren in the Netherlands in 1809 was one of the boldest moves of the Napoleonic wars. Unfortunately for the soldiers…

Air America – Run By The CIA, This Controversial Covert Airline Was Used Extensively During The Vietnam War

The United States has lots of airlines: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, etc. One airline most people have not heard of is Air…

Richard Bong, USA’s Legendary Ace Of Aces, Died During A Test Flight

The names that line the pages of history are many in number – the lengthy lists of men and women who fought, who died, who…

When Napoleon Invaded Russia, Freezing Weather And Determined Defenders Drove Him Back

Napoleon’s 1812 invasion of Russia is one of the most famous campaigns of his career. It was extraordinary for many reasons. The Size of the…

Last Seen Punching With One Hand And His Trench Knife In The Other – They Found His Body Surrounded By 40 Dead Koreans

Jeff Edwards

Often in war it is difficult to the measure the impact of one man, but when that man is making his last stand on Heartbreak…

Victoria Cross: He Sucked the Bullet Out of His Wound, Stormed a German Dugout And Captured 75 Men

At the turn of the 20th century, Canada did not have much in the way of an army. The joke was that only its parliament…

Fearsome, Unstoppable US Soldier Awarded Medal Of Honor AND Distinguished Service Cross For Korean War Service

Jeff Edwards

It has often been said that you can’t keep a good man down. In the case of Benjamin F. Wilson, the medical personnel trying to…

The Man Who Bought – And Wore – A Medal of Honor Which Was Not His

Military stories vary widely: some are the moments that make history, secure victories or result in resounding losses. Others are merely moments of day to…

After Pearl Harbor, A Japanese Pilot Crash-Landed On A Hawaiian Island And Tried to Occupy It

In 1941, a lone Japanese pilot tried to capture the Hawaiian island of Ni’ihau. The natives responded by holding a luau for him. Though part…