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“Tex” Combs passes

Chief Tango sends us the sad news that Monroe “Tex” Combs, a member of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, known as the “Band of Brothers” in popular culture has passed at the tender age of 95. On the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, Combs parachuted into combat and counted […]

Army Lt. Col. Robert Howard relieved from training assignment

Stars & Stripes reports that Lieutenant Colonel Robert Howard, the battalion commander of 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, one of the One Station Unit Training battalions for infantrymen at Fort Benning, Georgia was relieved. S&S speculates that the firing was related to a female trainees’ charges that they were sexually assaulted by […]

Harold Frank is not a D-Day veteran

This is the saddest story of embellishment that I hope will ever make it to these pages. Harold Frank has been celebrated as the last survivor of Gulf Company, 357th Infantry Regiment of the 90th Infantry Division’s invasion of France on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. From an interview with Mr Franks; From the June 6 […]

French soldiers mowed down in attack

A driver plowed his car into a group of French soldiers in Paris this morning, three of whom are seriously injured, according to Fox News. The soldiers were part of the 35th infantry regiment in the suburb of Saint-Mande and were leaving their barracks just after 8 a.m. when the attack occurred. France’s Interior Minister […]

THE 36TH INFANTRY DIVISION’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY: I meant to link to this a few days ago. The 100th an…

THE 36TH INFANTRY DIVISION’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY: I meant to link to this a few days ago. The 100th anniversary was July 18. In the 1930s my grandfather commanded the division’s 131st Field Artillery Regiment.

Watercooler 7/24/2017 Open Thread: Colorado National Guard, A Stairway To…More Full Metal Stupid

Colorado National Guard The Colorado Volunteer Militia, predecessor of the Colorado Army National Guard, was originally formed in 1860. The 1st Colorado Infantry (officially the 1st Regiment of Colorado Volunteers) was a volunteer infantry regiment of...Show More Summary

Found: The Lost Sword of a Civil War Hero

In 1863, Col. Robert Gould Shaw led the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the Civil War’s first all-black regiment, into battle in South Carolina. Shaw carried a sword, and when he was killed in battle, that sword disappeared. Two years later, it was rediscovered and given to his parents, CBS News reports. Show More Summary

Another Returns

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II • SSG Gerald L. Jacobsen, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost in France on 15 July 1944. He was accounted for on 9 June 2017. From Korea • None From Southeast Asia • None Welcome back, […]

Another Return

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US personnel. From World War II • PFC Lonnie B. C. Eichelberger, I Company, 371st Infantry Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost in Italy, on 10 February 1945. He was accounted for on 5 May 2017. Welcome back, elder brother-in-arms. Our apologies that your […]

A Springtime of Slaughter: The 48th Pennsylvania During The Overland Campaign: May 5-June 3, 1864

It's early May...and 154 years ago, the soldiers of the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry were in the midst of what would prove to be their bloodiest campaign of the war. In the thirty-two days between May 3 and June 3, the regiment participated...Show More Summary

Moving Monuments: The 73rd Ohio Infantry

The monument to the 73rd Ohio Infantry Regiment is located in the National Cemetery Annex.This[...] The post Moving Monuments: The 73rd Ohio Infantry appeared first on Gettysburg Daily.

World War II Vet Gets Purple Heart After 7 Decades

A 92-year-old paratrooper has received his Purple Heart medal seven decades after he earned it fighting in World War II. Oscar Davis Jr. was a radiotelephone operator for the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment during the Battle of the Bulge when he was knocked down by a piece of shrapnel, saved by a radio on his back. Show More Summary

1-68 Armor Regiment brings armor to Estonia

A fleet of M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks belonging to 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, arrived in Tapa, Estonia, Feb. 6, 2017. Soldiers assigned to Company C, 1-68 AR, gathered at the railhead to unload equipment as it arrived from Poland following initial reception and forward

ARMOR SNOW PLOW: One of the more interesting photos in StrategyPage’s Battle of the Bulge photo seri…

ARMOR SNOW PLOW: One of the more interesting photos in StrategyPage’s Battle of the Bulge photo series. Members of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd Airborne Division) advance through a forest — riding on and following a Sherman tank.

Two More Come Home

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From Korea • SFC Robert R. Cummings, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment, US Army, was lost on 29 November 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for on 14 November 2016. • SFC Harold P. Haugland, D Battery, 15th Anti-Aircraft […]

Another Is Home

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From Korea • PFC Daniel Hunt, A Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 28 September 1951 in South Korea. He was accounted for on 2 November 2016. Welcome back, elder brother-in-arms. Our apologies that your […]

These Tiny Diesels Will Take U.S. Marines Where MRAPs And Hummers Can't

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Powersports giant Polaris has announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has ordered 144 MRZR-D4 diesel-powered buggies dispatch with each of the Corps’ active infantry regiments. These rigs will help Marines get around where speed and maneuverability are more important than armor. Read more...

Four Soldiers Return from Korea

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From Korea • CPL Donald E. Matney, H Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 20 July 1950 in South Korea. He was accounted for on 19 October 2016. • MAJ Jack D. Griffiths, Headquarters, 38th […]

A Sad End To A Promising Life: Captain Peter Fisher, Co. D 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Peter Fisher, pictured as a Lieutenant(U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center) All I really ever knew about Peter Fisher was from what I gleaned from the regimental records.I knew, for example, that he was twenty-two-years-old whenShow More Summary

Another Returns

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From Korea • CPL Melvin R. Hill, X Corps, Heavy Mortar Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, US Army, was lost on 2 December 1950 in North Korea. He was accounted for on 12 October 2016. Welcome back, elder brother-in-arms. Our apologies […]

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