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I have always regarded the forward edge of battle as the most exclusive club in the world.

-- Sir Brian Harrock

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10 most-read War Stories.

 1: 19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers - (27117 Reads)
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 4: My Life as a Soldier - (24224 Reads)
 5: Civil War Diary, 1864-1865 - (23125 Reads)
 6: German High Seas Fleet - (22878 Reads)
 7: Australian Imperial Forces - (22630 Reads)
 8: Death of a Wooden Shoe - (21411 Reads)
 9: World War II Patrol Craft - (20801 Reads)
 10: The sinking of the USS PRINGLE - (20630 Reads)

10 most-active categories.

 1: Archives - (16221 hits)

10 most-read articles in special sections.

 1: Cruise Books In the Navy Department Library's Collection - (47568 Reads)
 2: Common Words of the 1860's - (28683 Reads)
 3: British Anti-Aircraft Command, TA on 3 September 1939 - (27018 Reads)
 4: Seabee Unit Cruise Books in the Navy Department Library - (22284 Reads)
 5: The Army Ordnance Song - (19047 Reads)
 6: Beaver Wars (1642-1698) - (18027 Reads)
 7: The British Army Overseas and the Colonies on 3 September 1939 - (18015 Reads)
 8: Coast Guard Cutters & Craft, Name List - (16104 Reads)
 9: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom - (15930 Reads)
 10: The Ordnance Soldier's Creed - (14611 Reads)

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10 most-voted-on polls.

 1: Should the military be used to enforce quarantines in the event of pandemic disease outbreaks? - (888 Votes)
 2: Should homeland defense be a permanent mission for the Guard and Reserve? - (492 Votes)
 3: Should Military Members be Allowed to Sue the Military? - (485 Votes)
 4: Is the U.S. media presenting balanced coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? - (484 Votes)
 5: Is America doing enough to address homeland security issues? - (482 Votes)
 6: I joined the military at age: - (429 Votes)
 7: Should the U.S. Support the Creation of a Permanent U.N. Peacekeeping & Police Force? - (429 Votes)
 8: Does the U.S. military rely too heavily upon civilian contractors? - (388 Votes)
 9: Which of the following Military Training Programs do you think is the toughest? - (371 Votes)
 10: Should U.S. military agencies have the power to assassinate terrorists? - (364 Votes)

10 most-read reviews.

 1: Steel My Soldiers' Heart by David Hackworth - (8372 Reads)
 2: Court-Martial at Parris Island - (8145 Reads)
 3: Platoon Bravo Company - (7826 Reads)
 4: Home To War by Gerald Nicosia - (7577 Reads)
 5: TEXAS IN THE WAR 1861-1865 - (7553 Reads)
 6: Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units 1861-1865 - (7504 Reads)
 7: The Guns Of Port Hudson Vol.2 - (7392 Reads)
 8: Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay,M.D.,Ph.D. - (7237 Reads)
 9: Death Before Dawn: SEAL Strike Book One - (7169 Reads)
 10: Hearts in Conflict: A One-Volume History of the Civil War - (6854 Reads)

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 4: Quang Tri Map (Category: Vietnam War) - (268 Downloads)
 5: Boeing aircraft (Category: Screensavers) - (250 Downloads)
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 7: AFVN radio broadcast (Category: Vietnam War) - (235 Downloads)
 8: Cookie Cruncher (Category: Utilities) - (234 Downloads)
 9: FM 3-22.27 MK 19 40-mm Grenade Machine Gun, MOD 3 (Category: Training and Doctrine) - (229 Downloads)
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This Day in History
1770: The British soldiers responsible for the "Boston Massacre" are acquitted on murder charges.

1862: The Union loses its first ship to a torpedo, USS Cairo, in the Yazoo River.

1863: Orders are given in Richmond, Virginia, that no more supplies from the Union should be received by Federal prisoners.

1927: Communists forces seize Canton, China.

1930: The Spanish Civil War begins as rebels take a border town.

1930: The last Allied troops withdraw from the Saar region in Germany.

1941: The U.S. Navy takes control of the largest and most luxurious ocean liner on the seas at that time, Frances Normandie, while it is docked at New York City. Shortly thereafter, the conversion for U.S. wartime use began.

1943: The German Army launches Operation Winter Tempest, the relief of the Sixth Army trapped in Stalingrad.

1950: On the way to the sea from the Chosin/Changjin Reservoir, the 1st Marine Division closed into Hungnam having cut its way through six Chinese divisions, killing approximately 20,000 of the enemy.

1967: The United States ends the airlift of 6,500 men in Vietnam.