Alexander Milliner: Washington’s favorite drummer boy
Alexander Milliner enlisted as a drummer boy who served in Gen. Washington’s Life Guard unit. He was reportedly a favorite of Washington’s, often playing at his personal request. He was present at the battles of Brandywine, Monmouth – where he was shot in the thigh after a bullet passed through his drum – Saratoga, White Plains, [...]
Kennedy: “We choose to go to the moon”, 1962
President Kennedy, in his “Nation’s Space Effort” speech at Rice University Stadium in Houston, Texas, spoke the following famous line: “We choose to go to the moon, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” He gave the speech on September 12, 1962. Share the History Love... [...]
Medical evacuation patients on the USS Tripoli, 1967
Wounded Marines on the deck of the Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH-10) await transfer to the 22nd Casualty Station in Danang from which they will be sent to the States, July 1967. Share the History Love... [...]
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