During the latter days of World War II, U.S. Army Air Forces bombers dropped phosphorus smoke bombs to assemble groups of B-29 Super-fortresses before flying over their targets. On April 25, 1945, Staff Sgt. Henry Erwin was in the lead bomber while making a low-altitude run on a chemical plant over Koriyama. It was his job to drop the phosphorus bombs
It took Pvt. Henry Johnson 97 years to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his tenacity and grit in defending his fellow soldiers from German troops in a dugout in France's Argonne Forest, killing four at close range and in hand-to-hand combat, while suffering a head wound.
Tom T. Hall, who died at home on Aug. 20, 2021, was a U.S. Army veteran who became a giant of country music both as a songwriter and an artist. Although he retired from the business in the early 1990s, Hall remained a towering influence over country songwriters.
There is no plan to retire the National Defense Service Medal, or NDSM, the military's most common decoration, even after U.S. troops pull out of Afghanistan later this month.
It was more than 80 years ago that Pvt. Felix Hall, an outgoing teenage soldier training to serve his country in war, disappeared as he made the short walk from his workplace on Fort Benning toward the Blacks-only section of the segregated Georgia Army post.
The awards that 60 special operators received for the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993 soon will receive an upgrade, the Army announced Thursday.
The United States Army Chaplain Corps is a unique part of American military tradition. Said to be among the smallest unit in the U.S. Army, the Chaplain Corps predates Independence Day, and since this unit began, chaplains have served in every American conflict.
A great way to encourage companies to hire and retain veterans is to recognize the best among them for what they already do. That’s just one way VETS Indexes incentivizes corporations, non-profits and government agencies to hire more, retain more and do more to help vets transition to civilian life.
Phyllis Gould, one of the millions of women who worked in defense plants in World War II and who later relentlessly fought for recognition of those “Rosie the Riveters,” has died. She was 99.
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day falls every year on July 27, recognizing the 5.7 million Veterans who served in the Korean War. During the Korean War, which lasted three years, from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953, the service members were subjected to harsh environmental conditions and faced unique risks.