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Visiting Normandy for D-Day: Jumping into Sainte-Mere-Eglise

The highlight of the trip was being able to jump into Sainte-Mere-Eglise along with troops from the 82nd Airborne Division, 173rd Infantry Regiment and many of our allied airborne partners.  It was an early morning rise at 0430 and on...Show More Summary

Private John P. Sersha comes home

Back in April, Hondo told us that Private John P. Sersha’s earthly remains had been identified. Sersha had been a member of F Co, 325th Glider Infantry regiment of the 82dh Airborne Division and he was killed September 27, 1944 during the battle known as Market-Garden in Holland’s Kiekberg forest. The battle was made popular […]

Caisson Platoon gets it’s coins

A few months ago, TSO did a fund raiser here for challenge coins for the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Myers, Virginia. The American Legion reports on that event; “When I was going through training with many of you, I kept a little green book where I would write down things […]

Congress Honors Army's Borinqueneers with Gold Medal

Leaders of the House and Senate have awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the Army's 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers.

Congress honors Army's Borinqueneers with gold medal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate have awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the Army's 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Borinqueneers (bohr-ehn-kin-EERS'). The unit was first formed as Puerto Rican volunteers, and was redesignated as the 65th Infantry Regiment in 1920.

British and US troops collaborate in technology experiments

The British 3rd Battalion, The Rifles of the United Kingdom, and Soldiers of A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment (Experimentation Force), partnered with the Maneuver Battle Lab to execute the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment, experimenting with a myriad of different technologies and how they can be applied to future war fighting tactics. The purpose

Once a Slave, Then a Soldier in a Battle for Freedom and His Family

In September 1864, Spotswood Rice, a 44-year-old soldier in the 67th Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry, wrote two letters from his hospital bed at a U.S. Army barracks near St. Louis. Seventy-three years later, in the same city, his daughter, Mary A. Show More Summary

Another Returns from the Korean War

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US soldier. • CPL Dudley L. Evans, G Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 15 February 1951 in South Korea. He was accounted for on 29 January 2016. You’re no longer missing, elder brother-in-arms. Our apologies that your […]

Another Delayed Return

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US soldier. From Korea • PFC Roy A. Henderson, B Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 27 July 1950 in South Korea. He was accounted for on 14 January 2016. You’re no longer missing, elder brother-in-arms. Our apologies […]

5-4 Cav partners with Jordan’s 3rd Mech Brigade

JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Jordan: Soldiers with U.S. Army Central’s 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, partnered with soldiers of the Jordanian Armed Forces, or JAF, to plan and execute an ongoing mission readiness exercise, or MRX, near the JAF’s Joint Training Center, Jordan, that began, Jan. 17. JAF

Blizzard won’t stop guards at the Tomb of the Unknowns from doing their duty

Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, volunteer members of the Army’s 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment stand as silent sentinels guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns. Through the brutal heat of a Washington summer or, like this weekend, a record snowfall and blizzard, the men of “The Old Guard” perform their duty with unmatched […]

British Infantry Trainers to Remain in Afghanistan for at Least Two Months

Ten military trainers from the UK’s Second Battalion of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (2 PWRR) will stay in Afghanistan’s Camp Shorabak for the next couple of months, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) news desk told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Another Returns

Shortly after I posted yesterday’s article on the subject, DPAA announced it had identifiied and accounted for another formerly-missing US Soldier. From Korea • PVT James M. Smith, K Company, 28th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 12 February 1951 in North Korea. He was accounted for on 8 December 2015. You’re […]

Another Is Home

DPAA has announced the identification and accounting for the following formerly-missing US Soldier. From Korea • PFC David S. Burke, C Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 27 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for on 3 December 2015. You’re no longer missing, elder brother-in-arms. […]

The Harlem Hellfighters – Vintage Photographs of The African-American 369th Infantry Regiment during World War I

First organized in 1916 as the 15th New York National Guard Infantry Regiment and manned by black enlisted soldiers with both black and white officers, the U.S. Army’s 369th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,”...Show More Summary

Five More Are Home

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • PVT Earl J. Keating, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 20 November 1942 on Papua New Guinea. He was accounted for on 6 November 2015. • Pvt. Robert J. Carter, G Company, 2nd […]

Two More Return Home

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • PVT John H. Klopp, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 5 December 1943 on Papua New Guinea. He was accounted for on 15 October 2015. From Korea • SFC Dean D. Chaney, K […]

JARED STANKER

On October 27th young Jared Stanker of Evergreen Park, Il was killed in Arghandab Valley, Afghanistan while serving with the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.Jared attended Brother Rice High School and was a parishioner of Queen Of Martyrs Catholic Church. Show More Summary

Another Two Are Home

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From Korea • SGT Christopher Y. Vars, E Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 11/29/1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for on 8/13/2015. From Vietnam • 1st Lt Stanley G. Johnson, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, […]

‘Iron Rangers’ support Total Army Concept during exercise

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, partnered with the 91st Training Support Division, July 10 through Aug. 7, during Warrior Exercise, or WAREX, 15-03. Lt. Col. Paul McCarthy, deputy commanding […]

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