Category Archives: Military History

Remembering D-Day June 6, 1944

Today in history, we remember D-Day, June 6, 1944, the opening salvo of Operation Overlord launched by the Western Allies to invade northern France with the ultimate goal of overthrowing Hitler and the Nazis.  Five beaches – Omaha, Gold, Juno, … Continue reading

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Remembering Veterans Today

This post is dedicated to veterans.Starting with my father, my oldest brother, numerous uncles, cousins, and other family members who have served in the military.   A special shout-out goes to Daniel Kring, my great-grandfather’s brother who paid the ultimate … Continue reading

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Happy 239th Birthday U. S. Navy

Happy Birthday shout-out to the U.S. Navy on its 239th. http://www.navy.com  Here’s a fitting YouTube video posted by Matthew Gasper. http://www.youtube.com/embed/acnt3r6z5ns  (opens in a new window) Navy uniform app: http://www.navy.com/uniform360/#/service-dress-blues/0 Information and screenshots of naval insignia from the Navy’s website: http://www.navy.com/inside/uniforms.html . Enlisted rank … Continue reading

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Fold3.com Offering Free Access to Revolutionary War Records Through 31 July 2014

In addition to my last post about MyHeritage offering free World War I access this month, Fold3.com is offering free Revolutionary War access through the end of the month. Free access includes Revolutionary War pensions, service records, war rolls, payment … Continue reading

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Free World War I Records Access on MyHeritage.com Through 31 July 2014

World War I records on MyHeritage free through the end of July – http://blog.myheritage.com/2014/07/search-wwi-military-records-for-free. It includes the following record collections: Silver War Badge Recipients, 1914 – 1918 British Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 – 1919 The National Roll … Continue reading

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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker – Only Female to Receive the Congressional Medal of Honor

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) is the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor (CMOH or MOH). You can read more about Dr. Edwards at the Veterans Site blog, National Library of Medicine, Medal … Continue reading

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Remembering Audie Murphy 20 June 1924 – 28 May 1971

Remembering Audie Murphy (20 June 1924 – 28 May 1971). Audie Murphy’s Find-A-Grave memorial in Arlington and Arlington National Cemetery on BillionGraves. A cenotaph memorial – GPS location 37.364529, -80.225759 in Roanoke County, Virginia. Historical Marker Database link for his memorial. Official website for … Continue reading

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