History Stories
CATEGORY: Military History
Pensions for Veterans Were Once Viewed as Government Handouts
April 25, 2018

The very existence of the V.A.—which began in 1930—marked a change in how Americans perceived the people who fought its wars. Read More

The Original Black Panthers Fought in the 761st Tank Battalion During WWII
April 11, 2018

These African-American heroes battled the Nazis but were still second class citizens in their home country. Their story will be told in the movie ‘The Liberators.’ Read More

Lost Tuskegee Airman’s Body May Have Been Found
April 10, 2018

Captain Lawrence E. Dickson could be the first missing Tuskegee pilot identified since the end of World War II. Read More

The Violent History of the U.S.-Mexico Border
April 9, 2018

Chinese immigrants, escaped slaves, and Native Americans were all people U.S. forces tried to keep on one side or the other. Read More

How the Army’s Cover-Up Made the My Lai Massacre Even Worse
March 16, 2018

It took 20 months for the war crime to come to light. Read More

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