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There is no type of human endeavor where it is so important that the leader understands all phases of his job as that of the profession of arms.

-- Major General James Fry

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What is the most important program of the Veterans Administration?

Counseling10 %10 %10 % 10.26 % (8)
Education and training19 %19 %19 % 19.23 % (15)
Medical care28 %28 %28 % 28.21 % (22)
Disability compensation & pension38 %38 %38 % 38.46 % (30)
Home loan guarantees3 %3 %3 % 3.85 % (3)
National cemetery system0 %0 %0 % 0.00 % (0)
Insurance0 %0 %0 % 0.00 % (0)
Research0 %0 %0 % 0.00 % (0)

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This Day in History
1778: British troops evacuate Philadelphia.

1812: The U.S. declares war on Great Britain for impressment of sailors and interference with commerce.

1815: At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history.

1863: After repeated acts of insubordination, General Ulysses S. Grant relieves General John McClernand during the siege of Vicksburg.

1864: Union war hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is severely wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, while leading an attack on a Confederate position.

1918: Allied forces on the Western Front begin their largest counter-attack yet against the German army.

1942: The first African-American officer, Bernard W. Robinson, is commissioned in the Naval Reserve.

1945: Organized Japanese resistance ends on the island of Mindanao.

1951: General Vo Nguyen Giap ends his Red River Campaign against the French in Indochina.

1953: ROK President Syngman Rhee ordered ROK guards to release 25,000 North Korean prisoners who did not wish to be repatriated. This unilateral action by Rhee threatened to derail armistice negotiations.