Military History

col. bud day Military & Veterans News Remembering Medal of Honor Recipient Col. Bud Day 1925-2013 America lost a true hero over the weekend with the passing of Col. Bud Day, an Air Force fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient who was shot down in the Vietnam War, and led a life of inspiration for his peers and those who followed him. Day was the most highly decorated member of the U.S. armed forces since Gen. Douglas MacArthur. He was 88. "Bud Day was a very dear friend and a hero of gigantic size to me. I will miss him, but I will never forget t
Apollo 11 Crew Military & Veterans News Veterans Advantage Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Apollo 11 It was one of those few "you remember where you were when you found out" moments in American History, and yet it happened during a year chock-filled with historic moments. The United States held its first military draft lottery since World War II, the 60s generation was living its most-defining moments during a music concert in Woodstock, and two teams from New York City turned in improbable victories at the S
parker Higgins and George W. Bush Military & Veterans Life The Time George W. Bush, then Presidential Hopeful, Kept his Promise to My Son In late autumn last year, my son and Gettysburg College Freshman Parker Higgins spent an active and picturesque weekend afternoon with two friends on the grounds of the Gettysburg battlefield. Skateboarding to the summit of Little Round Top (the high ground of the battlefield overlooking the wheat field where Picket made his ill-fated charge), he thought he had the beautiful view all to himself, when he spotted
signing declaration of independence Military & Veterans Life July 4th: The Truth About the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and were tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships during the Revolutionary War.
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