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Taejon, Korea, 1950
Friday, January 18, 2002 (Korea)
The Invasion of Mesopotamia
Monday, January 14, 2002 (Army)
Lewisburg, West Virginia, 1862
Tuesday, January 08, 2002 (Civil War)
It Was a Different Life
Tuesday, January 08, 2002 (World War II)
The New Guy Who Saved My Life
Friday, December 28, 2001 (Vietnam)
Silent Night
Saturday, December 22, 2001 (Vietnam)
LZ Hawk
Monday, December 17, 2001 (Vietnam)
George Washington on Recruiting and Maintaining an Army
Sunday, December 16, 2001 (Army)
Dong Nai River Firefight
Sunday, December 16, 2001 (Vietnam)
War Memoirs July 1918 - Nov. 1918
Sunday, December 16, 2001 (World War I)
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1863: Confederate President Jefferson Davis names General Joseph Johnston commander of the Army of Tennessee.

1864: The Battle of Nashville concludes with a Union victory.

1904: Japanese warships quit Port Arthur in order to cut off the Russian Baltic fleets advance.

1940: British troops carry out an air raid on Italian Somalia.

1944: The Germans launch the last major offensive of the war, Operation Mist, also known as the Ardennes Offensive and the Battle of the Bulge, an attempt to push the Allied front line west from northern France to northwestern Belgium. The Battle of the Bulge was the largest fought on the Western front.

1950: The U.S. 24th Infantry Division received the Distinguished Unit Citation (now the Presidential Unit Citation) for "extraordinary heroism in combat against a numerically superior enemy." The division, commanded by Major General William F. Dean, by then a prisoner of war, was the first U.S. division to enter the Korean War.

1950: In the wake of the massive Chinese intervention in the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency.

1965: Gen. William Westmoreland, Commander of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam, sends a request for 243,000 more troops by the end of 1966.

1998: The United States launches a missile attack on Iraq for failing to comply with United Nations weapons inspectors.