America’s fighting men and women have endured the hardships of combat for almost 250 years. However, those hardships haven’t prevented Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen from celebrating the Holy holiday. CombatTales.com presents a look at American war fighters celebrating Christmas during times of war. (more…)
All U.S military operations in Afghanistan since September 11, 2001.
Combat can be a chaotic and fluid environment. Look inside for stunning video from the war in Afghanistan. (more…)
It was a bad day for the terrorist Taliban when an Army Apache helicopter showed up to clean house. Look inside for amazing video of American soldiers as they fight terrorism with terror. (more…)
Date of Issue: 08/26/2013 Organization: U.S. Army, Battle Company, B Troop, 3d Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: Specialist Ty M. Carter distinguished himself by (more…)
In October President Obama awarded William Swenson, a former active duty Army Captain, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Captain Swenson received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Embedded Trainer and Mentor of the Afghan National Security Forces with Afghan Border Police Mentor Team, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry […]
Combat is chaos, danger and Murphy’s Law all blended into one session. Look inside to see a video of recent Medal of Honor recipient Army Army Capt. Will Swenson as he works to save the lives of his soldiers. (more…)
Staff Sergeant Shannon Kay protected his platoon, until the six soldiers hurt in the attack could be brought to safety. And today he was honored at Fort Benning. The massive explosion and subsequent firefight are seared in the Rancho Cucamonga native’s memory. (more…)
U.S. Army field artillerymen fire on Taliban position on side of mountain. (more…)
1-87th Infantry soldier’s war an terror got an early start. Any one of the soldiers that knew me would tell you that I put everything into the Army from the day I joined until the day I left. The military was and still is everything to me. I am a member of a local chapter […]
Former 4-25th Field Artillery Soldier tells of experience with land mines in Afghanistan I’ve already been in military for 10 years, five of those were active and five were in the Reserves. I went into the military a day after my eighteenth birthday wanting to see the world and that’s exactly what it did. The […]
A scout platoon engaged in the final minutes of a hour and a half firefight in eastern afghanistan. June 10th 2011 (15min. Clip).
Medal of Honor Citation: Leroy A. Petry Rank and Organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Place and Date: Paktya Province, Afghanistan, 26 May 2008. Entered service at: New Mexico. Born: 29 July 1979, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life […]