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......
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......
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
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 »
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, […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
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; […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A paratrooper during World War II with the 508th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne unit, Cpl. Jack Schlegel experienced everything from D-Day to being captured by the Germans to sharing a drink with Gen. George Patton. Show More Summary
The Old Guard, or the 3rd U.S. infantry regiment, is the oldest active-duty infantry unit in the Army and conducts ceremonies and memorial affairs to honor fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery
WASHINGTON – Retired Army Capt. Frank Medina first heard about the segregated 65th Infantry Regiment as a child from his Korean War veteran grandfather, who talked about the discrimination he and his fellow Puerto Rican “Borinqueneers’” faced in the U.S. military. “I remember his stories and...
There are many immortal images of the D-Day landings. Still, the above photo – "Into the Jaws of Death" by Robert Sargent – is my favourite. It shows what US Army soldiers from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment faced as they landed at the Easy-Red sector of Omaha beach. How they must have [...]
Infantry Officer Bradley Bethea was in Afghanistan's Paktika province on June 30, 2009, the day Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl was reported missing. Bergdahl's unit was the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. BetheaShow More Summary
On the 13th May, 1940, as Guderian’s tank divisions swept across France, one final major pocket of resistance stood before them. The 295th regiment of the French 55th infantry division occupied Buson ridge, the final pre-prepared defensive position between the Germans and the French interior. The men of the 295th were well prepared, relatively well [...]
DPMO has announced the identification of two more US MIAs from Korea. CPL Lucio R. Aguilar, M Company, 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 28 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for on 6 May 2014. He will be buried with full military honors in Corpus Christi, TX. […]