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In 1943, Spain's Axis Volunteers Stopped a Russian Advance at Horrendous Cost

Robert Beckhusen Security, The death of the spanish blue division. On the frigid morning of Feb. 10, 1943, the 5,900 soldiers of the 250th “Blue” Infantry Division — Spanish volunteers fighting for the Axis on the Eastern Front of World...Show More Summary

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

This Week in World War I: July 1-8, 1916

British infantry advancing during the launch of the Somme Offensive, July 1, 1916 The Somme Offensive By 1916, British casualties on the Western Front had amounted to more than 400,000 men dead, wounded or missing. 20,000 new volunteer recruits were needed every month to replace the casualties. Show More Summary

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.

Chief: 44 Women Have Volunteered to Become Army Infantry Officers

The Army could have 44 of the first female infantry officers this time next year, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told Congress.

‘Stunning’ Walt Whitman? Letter From A ?Dying Civil War Soldier Discovered

A volunteer sorting through various Civil War files at the National Archives found a rare letter written by poet and essayist Walt Whitman for wounded soldier, Pvt. Robert N. Jabo of the 8th New Hampshire infantry. The letter was discovered last month while pension files for Civil War widows were being prepared to be digitized... Show More Summary

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 […]

The 48th/150th: The End

The Remnants of the First State Flag Presented to the 48th Pennsylvaniain September 1861 ( 150 years ago today...on July 22, 1865, the 48th Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry would cease to any longer exist. The regiment was disbanded, its soldiers and officers mustered out of service, its veterans returning to their homes. Show More Summary

The 48th/150th: The 48th's Last Battle: The Attack on Fort Mahone: April 2, 1865

...Where Gowen Fell...Fort Mahone Today Throughout the four years of the American Civil War--by rail, by foot, and on water--the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry traversed nearly 5,000 miles of ground, campaigning in several different theaters of operations, and across seven states. Show More Summary

‘From the Birthplace of Secession to the Graveyard of Slavery’

One hundred and fifty years ago today the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry entered Charleston, South Carolina. Blain Roberts and Ethan Kytle offer a vivid description…

Rangerettes and Female Marine Infantry Officers

Fox News: Two female Marine officers who volunteered to attempt the Corps’ challenging Infantry Officer Course did not proceed beyond the first day of the course, a Marine Corps spokesperson confirms to the Free Beacon. The two were the only female officers attempting the course in the current cycle, which began Thursday in Quantico, Virginia. […]

Army Calling for Female Volunteers for Ranger School

For the first time, the Army is planning to allow female solders to attend Ranger School as part of an assessment that could permanently open the grueling infantry course to women.

The Female Officer Behind A Daring Combat Training Op-Ed Is Headed To Afghanistan

The female Marine officer who wrote about her theory as to why so many women had failed the grueling infantry officer course has volunteered for duty in Afghanistan, Business Insider has learned. In an op-ed published Mar. 28 in The Washington Post, 2nd Lt. Show More Summary

Casualties were spectacularly high in units adjacent to the 57th Regiment Volunteer Blind Infantry

So this story broke right as I was leaving work, and I didn’t have time to investigate it too deeply — my employers believe in not exploiting my labor, no matter how much I plead to the contrary, the damned communists — but I really am interested in investigating this issue further. Maybe it’s just [...]

National Gallery of Art to honor 54th Massachusetts Regiment

5 years agoArts : Culture Monster

During the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was composed of free black men who volunteered as soldiers to fight against the Confederacy. The infantry regiment, formed after the Emancipation Proclamation, was one of the first black Union Army regiments and participated in battles until the end of the war.

Commemorating the 54th Massachusetts in the Heart of the Rebellion

This Thursday marks the 150th anniversary of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry’s unsuccessful assault at Battery Wagner outside of Charleston. Though the amount of attention focused on this event pales in comparison with the recent commemoration of the battle of Gettysburg, the event constitutes the “high water-mark” of the black soldier experience in the Civil [...]

60th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

I’ve shot this flag on Acorn Street (Beacon Hill, Boston), but I never realized that it is the a flag of the 60th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which only existed from 1864 – 1865 (no, that’s not a typo): The … Continue reading ?

North Cemetery to Philippine National Library/Archives

Equipped with additional information and with city offices resuming work, the search for Mr. Cloyde W. Williams continued. I learned that he was a US Infantry Volunteer (34th Regiment), who fought... ...

Both Female Officers Drop Out Of Marine Corps Infantry Course

On September 28, during the first day of the Infantry Officer Course at Quantico, Virginia one of the two women volunteers attempting to make  it through the Marine Corps’ toughest training dropped out. It should be noted that 25 percent of the men enrolled dropped out the same day. Now, NPR reports, the only other woman in [...]Show More Summary

Second Female Marine Fails Grueling Infantry Officer Course

5 years agoNews : The Two-Way

The female volunteers are part of a study by the Marines to see if women can become ground combat leaders. No other female Marines have signed up for the next course.

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