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Army Civil War Medal of Honor Citations

Medal of Honor Citation: Frederick Alber

Army Medal of HonorMedal 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 by a party of Confederates by shooting down one, knocking over another with the butt of his musket, and taking them both prisoners.

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Civil War Medal of Honor Citations Navy

Medal of Honor Citation: Michael Aheam

Navy Medal of HonorMedal of Honor Citation: Michael Aheam
Rank: Paymaster’s Steward
Organization: U.S. Navy
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: France
G.O. Number: 45
Place / Date: Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864
Citation: Served on board the U.S.S. Kearsarge when she destroyed the Alabama off Cherbourg, France, 19 June 1864. Carrying out his duties courageously, PmS. Aheam exhibited marked coolness and good conduct and was highly recommended by his divisional officer for gallantry under enemy fire.

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Army Civil War Medal of Honor Citations

Medal of Honor Citation: John G. B. Adams

Army Medal of HonorMedal 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 fell mortally wounded, and with a color in each hand advanced across the field to a point where the regiment was reformed on those colors.

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Army Civil War Medal of Honor Citations

Medal of Honor Citation: James F. Adams

Army Medal of HonorMedal 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.).

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Army Civil War Medal of Honor Citations

Medal of Honor Citation: Henry G. Bonebrake

Army Medal of HonorMedal 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 Confederate to capture his flag by superior physical strength.

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Army Korea

Son Still Searches for Father Lost on Hill 412 in Korea

Forehand Family
Forehand Family

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 and researching about Hill 412 and the whereabouts of his father.  He is now making 130 pages of his research available to his fellow military history researchers and others interested in the bloody Korean War. Look inside for an excerpt describing the battle of Hill 412 and a link to Forehand’s entire work.

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Army

Philippine Insurrection: “Gallant Fight by American Troops”

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 4,000 American dead and 20,000 rebel casualties. A whopping 500,000 Filipino civilians were also killed according to Military.com. Some insurgents continued guerrilla operations until 1913.

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Army World War I

Historic Video: Army horse training during World War I

gasoline automobile had been around since 1892, the horse was still widely used.

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Army Video World War I

Rare video: U.S. Army in World War I

U.S. Army artillerymen in World War I.
U.S. Army artillerymen in World War I.
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 for rare video footage of the U.S. Army in World War I.

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Army Guard-Reserves Iraq (2002-2011) Video

42nd Infantry Division in Iraq 2004-05

Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, New York National Guard, pay respects to a fallen comrade at a memorial service in Iraq.
Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, New York National Guard, pay respects to a fallen comrade at a memorial service in Iraq.
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.

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Army Photo Galleries Vietnam

Images of the First Infantry Division in Vietnam

1st Infantry Division Patch
1st Infantry Division Patch
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 the First Division in the Vietnam War. Some of these photos may never have been published on the web before. These photos were taken during the 1965-1967 time period.

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Medal of Honor Citations Navy Video World War II

Medal of Honor Citation: Jack Williams

Jack Williams
Jack Williams
Medal of Honor Citation of the Day for March 30, 2014. Jack Williams, a young Navy corpsman from Arkansas, loses his life while working to save wounded Marines.