(history.army.mil CMH Pub 72-19). 36th Engineers held the front line on Anzio for fifty days, earning the name “The Little Seahorse Division”, given by the Germans.(globalsecurity.org) On 25 May 1977, 36th Engineers linked up with U.S. II Corps and the Fifth Army forces. Once the link up was made, the Fifth Amy along with the Engineers, merged on the Anzio bank head.
John Basilone was one of the elite few of our nation to be awarded with the national Medal of Honor. John was the sixth of ten children, born in Buffalo, New York but raised in Raritan, New Jersey. He opted not to go to highschool, and joined the Army looking for “adventure.” He boxed in the Army, before he was sent to the Philippines. After he completed his first tour, Mr. Basilone returned home and became bored.
Thanks to the Military Outpost known as El Morro in San Juan all attacks failed until “Boom Sound” The United States. Transition 2: “I have just informed you about Puerto Rico before it met the United States, now I’m going to discuss How The United States took her from Puerto Rico.” How the United States took her from Puerto Rico Source 3: “Puerto Rico.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, retrieved 19 Oct. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico#Pre-Columbian_era.
Colder Than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir was written and published by Joseph R. Owen in 1996. This book gives us a riveting point-of-view of the early and uncertain days of the Korean War through the eyes of Owen himself, as a platoon leader (PL) in a Marine rifle company. As a PL of a mortar section in Baker-One-Seven-Baker Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment- Owen witnessed his hastily assembled men of a few regulars and reservists (who to mention some that have not gone to boot camp) quickly harden into the superb Baker-One-Seven known today. He makes it known quickly (in the foreword and the preface) that some of the major problems he initially encountered was due to how unprepared his unit was. Owen makes the
ON A windswept Delaware air field last week, US Air Force Staff Sgt Phillip A Myers became the first fallen American soldier to be publicly welcomed home in 18 years. President Obama had just lifted the Pentagon’s media ban, which President George HW Bush instituted in 1991, during the Gulf War, and his son continued for the wars in Iraq and
Educated at West Point, George S. Patton (1885-1945) began his military career leading cavalry troops against Mexican forces and became the first officer assigned to the new U.S. Army Tank Corps during World War I. Promoted through the ranks over the next several decades, he reached the high point of his career during World War II, when he led the U.S. 7th Army in its invasion of Sicily and swept across northern France at the head of the 3rd Army in the summer of 1944. Late that same year, Patton’s forces played a key role in defeating the German counterattack in the Battle of the Bulge, after which he led them across the Rhine River and into Germany, capturing 10,000 miles of territory and liberating the country from the Nazi regime. Patton
Adm. William Mcraven graduated from UT in 1977, following his graduation he elected to volunteer for BUD/S, (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training). After nearly thirty-seven years of service, Adm. Mcraven concluded his career having commanded every special operations task force that the US military had to offer. Adm.
Bruce Weigl considered as one of the greatest poets. As soon as 18th birthday, he was selected for Army and served Vietnam for one year. He received the Bronze Star and returned to his hometown of Lorain, Ohio. After the returning home, he continues his studied. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin College, his Master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah.
Last week on November 20th, 2015, I went to the Walter Rosenblum’s “They Fight with Cameras” photo gallery in the AOK library. Walter Rosenblum served as a combat camera man in the US Army Signal Corps Unit specifically to capture the essence of World War II. He and his unit landed on Omaha beach on D-Day, and Rosenblum was close enough to the action that he received a Purple Heart, a Silver Star, and a Bronze Star for his service. With these photos, you can see the various emotions of the brave soldiers who fought in Normandy.
One day on a search and rescue mission, his plane crashed into the ocean, leaving only him and two other men alive. Aboard the life raft with Mac McNamara and Russell Allen Phillips, Louie thought he only had minor injuries, but really he had broken all of his
He noted that the fort was in disarray, as well as the armaments of the fort and the fort’s walls, and he took this information to a comrade of his (Randall, 1990). The comrade relayed this information to the Connecticut Committee of Correspondence, who commissioned a force to take possession of the fort and its contents. The Massachusetts Committee of Safety later commissioned Arnold as a Colonel and ordered him to take the fort (Nelson, 2000). While this was happening, Ethan Allen had recruited more than 150 men, known as the Green Mountain Boys, to undertake the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, and they nominated him Colonel of the expedition (Smith, 1907). Colonel Arnold met Colonel Allen and his Green Mountain Boys at Castleton in the Hampshire Grants, a day’s ride southeast from the opposite shore of
e. Newspaper article about medals awarded to 1LT SBS. f. Biography of Lieutenant General W.B. Fulton (Deceased), former Commanding General of 9th Infantry Division. g. Biography of Colonel G.I. Tutwiller (Deceased), former battalion Commander, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry. 12. On 5 December 2014, the HRC Awards and Decorations Branch responded to Congressman
The USS Indianapolis was a heavy cruiser of the US Navy, named for the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The sinking of this ship in 1945 led to the greatest single loss of life at sea. The ship was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks within minutes in shark-infested waters. The sinking of the USS Indianapolis shows the greatest loss of life at sea, what the survivors had to endure before saving and the prosecution of the captain of the USS. The ship was done with its first mission, delivering the world's first operational atomic bomb to the island of Tinian.
Brendon Marrocco, from Staten Island, New York, enlisted in the United States Army on January 15, 2008. He was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, for basic training the following May. After completion, Marrocco volunteered to serve in the Army Infantry and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In late October 2008, as a private first class, Marrocco’s unit deployed to Iraq, where he was stationed at Forward Operating Base Summerall, to serve a twelve-month deployment. This is where his life would take a drastic turn.
An american soldier, Robert Gould Shaw was born on October 10, 1837 in Boston MA. So he was roughly about 24 to 25 years old when he joined the Civil War. Robert was a Union soldier in the war. Unwilling, he was a leader the famous 54th Massachusetts infantry. That was one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War.