Military History

Stories of American history, tradition, heroism, weaponry and war.

8 female soldiers who changed the course of US military history
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and a celebration of women would be incomplete if the female trailblazers of the United States Army were not recognized. From breaking barriers in combat to challenging the status quo across eras, here are 8 female soldiers who changed the course of history for the U.S. military.
The quest to recover one Vietnam-era Air Force pilot lost in Lake Huron crash
On June 13, 1966, U.S. Air Force Maj. William J. Vinopal climbed into his Convair F-106A Delta Dart, a single-seat, flight interceptor aircraft, for a routine training mission over the lake. It would turn out to be his last flight. Now, over 50 years later, a group of veterans is on a mission to locate the wreckage and recover Vinopal’s remains.
75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden
75th anniversary of daring WWII Allied operation marked in the Netherlands
Parachutes glowing gold and white against clear blue skies, hundreds of paratroopers floated to the ground in the eastern Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift end to World War II.
National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City defaced
Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith said two men were responsible for the vandalism spray painted “Xs” over the faces of World War I generals and “communist symbols” just before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.
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