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Horace Appleby gets his Silver Star

On January 6, 1945, Horace Appleby and his unit from Echo Company, 180th Infantry Regiment withdrew under heavy fire from their positions. When they got to cover, Horace noticed that one of his friends was missing, so he plunged back into the heavy fire and guided his friend to relative safety. For his actions that […]

War Story: 1861

In 1861, A.M. Chandler enlisted in the Palo Alto Confederates, which became part of the 44th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. His mother, Louisa Gardner Chandler, sent Silas, one of her 36 slaves, with him. On Sept. 20, 1863, the 44th Mississippi was engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga, where Chandler was wounded in his leg. Show More Summary

Look Inside The Army's Elite "Old Guard" This Memorial Day

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It is the oldest active duty unit of the US Army and it presides over America’s fallen heroes on a daily basis. What for many would be a task too heavy to bear on a daily basis, the Third Infantry Regiment takes incredible pride and honor in executing. Read more...

President to award two Medals of Honor on June 2, 2015

The White House announces today that two more Medals of Honor will be awarded to two heroes of the Great War; Sergeant William Shemin of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, and Private Henry “Black Death” Johnson of Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division will receive the awards posthumously. Both men […]

Fish in a parachute

Apparently, this is a thing – Specialist Matthew Tattersall of the 2d Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment took his pet fish on his last parachute jump with him and his commanders are not amused, according to the Army Times; “The way I see it, if you do the crime, you’d better be willing to do […]

The Unknown Soldiers

In the just-released The Harlem Hellfighters, Max Brooks—who made his name with the The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z—dives into the story and heroics of the 369 th U.S. Army Infantry Regiment, the all-black unit assembled...Show More Summary

Brett Felton; “hardcore Christian” returns to Iraq

According to CBS News, Brett Felton served in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment until he left the service in 2007. Now, he has returned with the sole mission of helping Iraqi Christians to defend themselves against ISIS “If you look at him, he’s literally all tattooed out like a […]

Cav Soldiers Prepare for Life After Inactivation

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A springtime, brigade-wide inactivation will not keep soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division from p......

Soldier Receives Surprise on Father's Day Weekend

CAMP CASEY, South Korea-- As beads of sweat rapidly accumulated and trickled down his face, Pvt. Benjamin Rankin III, M1 Armor Crewman, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, re......

Monster Machines: We Find Out What It's Like To Ride Inside An Authentic WW2-Era Tank

The Matilda II Mark IV was an Allied infantry tank of the Second World War. Noted for its formidably armored hull, it was one of the primary tanks used by Australian Army regiments during New Guinea, Bougainville and Borneo campaigns. Show More Summary

What's The Most Unusual Financial Investment You've Ever Made?

Peter Ray is a private collector of war memorabilia based in Bilpin, NSW. The jewel of his collection is a Matilda II Mk IV infantry tank used by Australian army regiments during World War II. Purchased in 1980 for a mere $700, it currently commands a price tag of more than $400,000. Sometimes, weird investments truly pay off. More »      

Raymond Edward Morris; phony Ranger

Scotty sends us his work on this Raymond Edward Morris fellow who wants you to think that he was a Ranger. Well, he went to the Basic Airborne Course and became jump qualified and he served in the 1/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, those Devils in baggy pants that the Germans complained about, as an infantryman, […]

LTC Margaret DeSanti; phony Army nurse

Our buddy, Doug Sterner, sent us links to a couple of articles, the first one in 2002 at a Rakkasan meeting (the 187th Infantry Regiment) where this retired Army nurse, Margaret DeSanti, injected herself into an interview with the Kentucky New Era. At the time she was calling herself a “retired Captain”; That brings […]

British Women to Fight on Front Line

Women will soon be allowed to fight alongside men on the front line as the government looks to relax restrictions on them joining infantry regiments. A six month study into whether women are suited to fight in combat units has alleviated concerns that the Ministry of Defence had about these positions, the Telegraph reports. Show More Summary

Paratroopers to Iraq

The Army Times reports that about 250 paratroopers from the 1/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82d Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq for “security operations”; They will deploy for nine months to the Central Command area of responsibility to conduct security operations. […] The soldiers are not part of the 1,500-troop increase authorized Nov. […]

Two More Are Home

DPMO has announced the identification of two US MIAs from the Korean War.   • PFC Paul L. Tingle, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost 26 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for Nov. 12, 2014. PFC Tingle will be buried with full military honors; […]

The 48th/150th: "Another Season of Quiet Fell On The Troops:" October-November 1864

There is surprisingly little written or known about the actions of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Fall of 1864 and Winter of 1864-1865, and perhaps this is because the regiment was largely inactive during this period. There...Show More Summary

A Baker’s Dozen Return

DPMO has announced the identification of twelve US MIAs from World War II and another US MIA from the Korean War. PFC Richard N. Bean, Company D, 1st Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost 15 June 1944 on Saipan. He was accounted for 4 September 2014. 1st Lt. William Cook […]

A Unique Purple Hearts Reunited Success Story

PVT John Bateman, US Army, was an infantryman. During World War II, he was assigned to the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. Bateman was assigned to the unit as a replacement. He joined the unit in Mindanao in the Philippines. One of the first people he met on arriving was John Trinca.  Both were […]

SGT Ryan Pitts to be awarded the Medal of Honor

The White House has released the announcement that the Medal of Honor will be awarded to Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts of 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, serving as the Forward Observer at the Battle of Wanat in Afghanistan on July 13, 2008. The award will be made […]

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