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Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.

-- Thucydides


War Stories: 441 results
The Memoirs of a Veteran Naval Officer, part 1
Wednesday, September 05, 2001 (Navy - Archives)
The Prison Camp Violin
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 (POW)
A Window in Time
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 (POW)
The Sinking of USS Indianapolis, 30 July 1945
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 (World War II)
The sinking of German submarines U-515 and U-68 off Madeira Island
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 (World War II)
Baptism of Fire
Tuesday, September 04, 2001 (Vietnam)
Saturday, September 01, 2001 (Vietnam)
My first day in Vietnam
Friday, August 31, 2001 (Vietnam)
Mystery Guests--The LRRP's drop in unexpectedly
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 (Vietnam)
General John Sullivan's Expediton against the Iroquois, October, 1779
Wednesday, August 29, 2001 (Revolutionary War)
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This Day in History
1916: The Russians force the Turkish 3rd Army back to Erzurum.

1942: General MacArthur repels the Japanese in Bataan.

1943: The deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the concentration camp at Treblinka is resumed-but not without much bloodshed and resistance along the way.

1945: The German Army launches its second attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest from the advancing Red Army.

1950: Peoples Republic of China formally recognizes the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam and agrees to furnish it military assistance.

1951: China rejected the U.N. cease-fire proposal as the Eighth Army re-entered Wonju without opposition.

1953: U.S. Navy carrier aircraft hit targets at Wonsan, Songjin, Hungnam and Changyon on the North Korea's east coast while surface elements fired on Sinchon and Kosong targets.

1953: The U.S. Coast Guards were dispatched from Sangley Point to save the crew of a Navy Lockheed P2V reconnaissance plane. They landed in 12-foot seas, risking their own crew to save their Navy counterparts. The Coast Guard fished 11 survivors from the wrecked plane. Tragically the Coast Guards port engine failed during take off, slamming the plane back into the cold waters of the South China Sea. Seven of the rescued Navy fliers survived this second crash; however, most of the Coast Guard crew was lost.

1962: The United States begins spraying foliage with herbicides in South Vietnam, in order to reveal the whereabouts of Vietcong guerrillas.

1985: For the first time since joining the World Court in 1946, the United States walks out of a case. The case that caused the dramatic walkout concerned U.S. paramilitary activities against the Nicaraguan government.