WWII

Medal of Honor

2 times the Marines rejected future Medal of Honor recipients

The Marine Corps was full of heroes during WWII. The Battle of Iwo Jima saw more Medals of Honor awarded for a single battle than any other after the Civil War. Between the draft, and volunteers, they had no shortage of new recruits. As a result, The US Marine Corps passed on many young applicants, …

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night witches

“Just a bunch of girlies” – The Night Witches

All you heard was a “whoosh” as they closed in.  They were so stealthy that radars, infrared, nor radio locators could pick them up.  Flying biplanes stripped of almost everything, the “Night Witches” were the Nazis ultimate nightmare. In a time when women were barred from combat, even in the Soviet Union, these women stepped …

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Last known Coast Guard WWII POW to return home

77 years after his death, Lt. James “Jimmy” Crotty’s remains will return home.  Crotty played an integral part in turning the tides for Americans after Pearl Harbor and eventually became the first Coast Guard Prisoner of War (POW) since the War of 1812.  Crotty’s legacy has left its mark on Coast Guard history. Jimmy Crotty …

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b-17

Video: Flak Over Germany – B-17 Crew Rare Footage

B-17 Flying Fortresses in overseas combat theaters during World War II. The B-17 may have first seen combat in American markings in the Philippines, but it would earn its enduring fame with the Eighth Air Force, based in England and fighting over Occupied Europe. The story of the B-17 would become the story of the …

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WWII Veteran

Millennial Accuses WWII Vet of Ruining The Environment for Them – Gets Destroyed

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older man wearing a WWII Veteran hat that he should bring his own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The man apologized to the young girl and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.” The …

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playing cards

This is how POWs got playing cards with secret escape maps for Christmas

U.S. troops and their playing cards have a long history. A large chunk of deployment is spent killing time until the action starts – and card games have long been the weapon of choice for that mission. After more than a century, the U.S. Playing Card Company, manufacturer of playing card brands like Bee, Aviator, and Hoyle, is …

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A previously ‘unknown’ sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is returned home 75 years later

Seaman 2nd Class Lewis Wagoner was the first of the Wagoner boys to join the Navy. He loved school, and cared deeply for others. Lewis was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He died on the USS Oklahoma with 427 of his shipmates. “It made life hard,” said his brother, …

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Watch This Commando Explain How to Win A Knife Fight [VIDEO]

Some guys don’t need to say much to demonstrate their mettle. Stan W Scott is one of those guys. If his casual, calculating attitude when describing the best way to confuse the enemy and complete the “job of the century” using a knife doesn’t shake you, his equally cavalier story about breaking another guy’s arm …

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