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 […]
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M29 Weasels, with their wide tracks, made it easier for medics transporting wounded men back from front lines over snow-covered and rough terrain. Here medical personnel of the 307th Airborne Medical Company use a M29 Weasel to evacuate wounded comrades from the Bulge as Airborne troops moved to take Herresbach, Belgium on January 29, 1945.
“Turkey & Trimmings” was filmed by the 9th Italy Combat Camera Unit. The clips show GIs unloading Thanksgiving rations from a truck and examining the frozen turkeys. A cook and WAC cook assistant baste and roast the turkeys and pour gravy into kettles. GIs are then shown getting the turkey and trimmings in the chow line and […]
Companies B and C, 1st Bn, 8th Inf, 1st Bde, 4th Inf Div, assemble on top of Hill 742, located five miles northeast of Dak To, prior to moving out. A purple smoke bomb is ignited in the background to guide in a helicopter. This photograph was taken sometime between November 14-17, 1967 during the […]