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The Four-Legged Marine Who Became a Korean War Hero
December 27, 2017

Sergeant Reckless was the only animal ever awarded an official rank in the Marine Corps. Read More

This Flamethrower Operator is the Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient from the Pacific Theater
November 10, 2017

How Hershel “Woody” Williams used his flamethrowing prowess to become an American hero. Read More

Why German Soldiers Don’t Have to Obey Orders
November 7, 2017

The country's military is disobedient by design. Read More

What is a Tomahawk Missile?
April 7, 2017

Explore the history of this iconic weapon. Read More

Ottoman “War Camel” Skeleton Found in Austrian Basement
April 7, 2015

Archaeologists have determined that animal bones found in an Austrian cellar are the remains of a 17th century Ottoman “war camel.” Read More

The Last Days of the Passenger Pigeon, 100 Years Ago
August 20, 2014

It took only a century for the passenger pigeon to go from North America’s most abundant bird species to extinction. Read More

The Pastry War, 175 Years Ago
November 27, 2013

An unpaid bakery debt launched the Pastry War between France and Mexico 175 years ago and ultimately cost General Santa Anna his leg. Read More

Remembering History’s Last Major Cavalry Charge
August 23, 2012

In 1942, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union. Read More

Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts
May 28, 2012

Explore eight surprising facts about Arlington National Cemetery, which has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations since 1868. Read More

War Animals From Horses to Glowworms: 7 Incredible Facts
December 22, 2011

Explore fascinating stories about the important military contributions of horses and other animals throughout history. Read More