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, […]
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Dorothy Wheeler, of Lincoln, Nebraska, captain of one of the Navy Nurses softball teams, slams out a long single into left field during a game at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego in June 1943. Grace Nilsen, of Escanaba, Michigan is the catcher. How Navy Nurses Keep Fit – “Keep fit to keep fighting men […]
Taken on May 27, 1916 by Tucker Beckett using flashlight powder, this night-time photo shows members of the Company A, 16th Infantry around a campfire. The soldiers were part of the Mexican Punitive Expedition which began in March of 1916. General John J. Pershing led several thousand U.S. troops across the border into Mexico following attacks […]
In 1974, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) released this clip of the Air Defense Command (ADC) detecting Santa Claus on their radar scopes, they launch an intercept and provide clearances upon verification of his identity. According to the National Archives, the tradition of NORAD releasing the location of Santa Claus began in 1955 with Colonel […]
Privates David D. Acker (Left) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Algeon T. Rucker of Loretto, Kentucky, provide the final touches for the tree outside Fort Jackson’s Third Training Regiment Headquarters on December 16, 1963. Both men are in Advanced Infantry Training with Company A, 11th Battalion, Third Training Regiment.
Yesterday, William Bean’s letter to his mother was posted. Today, here are five Christmas postcards he sent home in 1918. All five have the words “Merry Xmas to All. Will.” In 1918, Bean was serving as a military policeman with the 59th Artillery. In a letter to his mother, he tells her of his plans to […]