Medal of Honor Citation: Christian Albert Rank: Private Organization: U.S. Army Company: Company G Division: 47th Ohio Infantry Born: Cincinnati, Ohio Departed: Yes Date of Issue: 08/10/1895 Place / Date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863 Citation: Gallantry in the charge of the “volunteer storming party.”
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Medal of Honor Citation: Frederick Alber Rank: Private Organization: U.S. Army Company: Company A Division: 17th Michigan Infantry Born: 1838, Germany Departed: Yes Entered Service At: Manchester, Mich. Date of Issue: 07/30/1896 Place / Date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864 Citation: Bravely rescued Lt. Charles H. Todd of his regiment who had been captured […]
Medal of Honor Citation: John G. B. Adams Rank: Second Lieutenant Organization: U.S. Army Company: Company I Division: 19th Massachusetts Infantry Born: Groveland, Mass. Departed: Yes Date of Issue: 12/16/1896 Place / Date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862 Citation: Seized the 2 colors from the hands of a corporal and a lieutenant as they […]
Medal of Honor Citation: James F. Adams Rank: Private Organization: U.S. Army Company: Company D Division: 1st West Virginia Cavalry Born: Cabell County, Va. Place / Date: At Nineveh, Va., 12 November 1864 Citation: Capture of State flag of 14th Virginia Cavalry (C.S.A.).
Medal of Honor Citation: Henry G. Bonebrake Rank: Lieutenant Company: Company G Born: Waynesboro, Pa. Place / Date: At Five Forks, Va., 1 April 1865 Organization: U.S. Army Division: 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Departed: Yes Citation: As 1 of the first of Devin’s Division to enter the works, he fought in a hand-to-hand struggle with a […]
For most Americans the Korean War is long over. However, for Tennessee native Tom Forehand Jr., the war never ended. You see, his father, Army Master Sergeant Tom Forehand Sr., came up missing in April 1951 on Hill 412 which was overrun by Chinese Communist forces. Tom Jr. has spent most of his life wondering […]
Few Americans know anything about the Philippine Insurrection or Philippine-American Revolution. Shortly after Spain surrendered ending the Spanish-American War in 1998, fighting broke out after it was made clear that the U.S. would not grant the Philippines, a former Spanish colony, independence. The “insurrection” ended in 1902 with a U.S. victory at a cost of […]
gasoline automobile had been around since 1892, the horse was still widely used. (more…)
One hundred years ago the United States of America was watching anxiously while European powers slaughtered each other. In 1917 America would enter World War I and catch the tail end of the worst war the world had experienced up to that time. The U.S. would go on to suffer over 320,000 casualties. Look inside […]
Often the service of guard and reserve service members is pushed aside by uninformed observers as easy or un-important duty. The 42nd Infantry Division is one of many National Guard and Reserve units that served proudly in Iraq and endured casualties. Look inside for a video detailing the Rainbow Division’s service in Iraq. (more…)
The First Infantry Division of the United States Army is one of the proudest units in that service. During the Vietnam War the “Big Red 1” saw 6,146 of its soldiers die in combat, a figure that exceeds the total US forces losses in the recently completed Iraq War. Look inside for combat photos of […]
For years my cousins and I had heard that our Grampa Metz had been wounded in World War II. We were young and loved to play Army so we were quite interested in what happened to him during the war. However, he never wanted to discuss his combat experiences.. until one day. (more…)