Who was the U.S. Army’s greatest commander in World War II?

Posted March 13, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
Categories: WWII

To vote in this poll, click below.

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McKinney veteran finally receives Distinguished Flying Cross medal earned in World War II

Posted August 27, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
Categories: WWII

McKinney veteran finally receives Distinguished Flying Cross medal earned in World War II

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Posted July 31, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
Categories: On this Date, WWI

On this date on 1914 Russia announced mobilization of army.

In 1917 Battle of Ypres was started.

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Posted July 30, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
Categories: On this Date, WWII

On this date in 1945 the USS Indianapolis is sunk enroute to Leyte Gulf. Of the 1,196 aboard, only 316 remained alive when they were rescued from the water almost five days later. It marked the worst American naval disaster of World War II.

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Posted July 29, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
Categories: On this Date, WWII

On this date in 1921 Adolf Hitler becomes F├╝hrer (leader) of the National Socialist German Workers (Nazi) Party.

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Posted July 28, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
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On this date in 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jared C. Monti to Receive Medal of Honor Posthumously

Posted July 27, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
Categories: Uncategorized

President Obama will present the family of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jared C. Monti with a Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2006. Monti was killed in the action that he earned this Medal in. The Medal of Honor is the military’s highest award for valor.

Read more about Monti in the Tulsa World, NPR News, or the UPI.

Britain’s Last Living WWI Vet Harry Patch Dies at 111

Posted July 27, 2009 by americanveteranscenter
Categories: Current events, WWI

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Britain’s last living World War I veteran died on July 25, 2009. Harry Patch served in the trenches as a machine gunner. Read more about Harry Patch.