Category: army

🇬🇧 British paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, …

🇬🇧 British paratroopers from 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) advance towards the old town section of central Basra on the 7th of April, 2003, whilst a 7.62mm L7A2 GPMG gunner provides suppressive fire. Their objective was to clear paramilitaries and Fedayeen fighters from the city’s old town. [Photo & Caption via Philip’s Military Helmets on Facebook] #history #iraqwar #uk #british #army
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🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutraliz…

🇺🇸 100 years ago today, Alvin York neutralized an enemy machine gun nest and captured 132 German soldiers near Chatel Chéhéry, France . For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. His citation reads:
“After his platoon suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machine gun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machine gun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.” #usa #america #onthisday #wwi #ww1 #usarmy #army
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German soldiers taken prisoner in Alsace-Lorra…

German soldiers taken prisoner in Alsace-Lorraine under the escort of soldiers of the 75th Infantry Division of the US Army. [Histomil] #history #ww2 #tanks #usarmy #army #wwii
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🇺🇸 Company H, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment…

🇺🇸 Company H, 41st Armored Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division with knocked out or abandoned vehicles from 2nd SS Panzer Division “Das Reich.” #history #ww2 #wwii #usa #army #usarmy
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🇺🇸 US troops at the Second Temple of Hera, P…

🇺🇸 US troops at the Second Temple of Hera, Paestum, Italy, mid-Sep 1943. #history #ww2 #wwii #italy #usa #america #usarmy #army #ruins #1943 #40s
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🇺🇸 Troops of the 1st Air Cav, ambushed at La…

🇺🇸 Troops of the 1st Air Cav, ambushed at Landing Zone Albany on Nov. 17, 1965, lie in a field illuminated by flares from aircraft. Battle of the Ia Drang Valley. [AP Photo/Rick Merron] #history #vietnamwar #war #nam #vietnam #usarmy #army

US Army Major General J. Lawton Collins and Ma…

US Army Major General J. Lawton Collins and Major Charles Davis at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 14 Aug 1943. [ww2dbase / National Archives / Public Domain] #history #ww2 #usa #usarmy #army #1943

🇺🇸 Wieland Norris of Rolling Hills, Californ…

🇺🇸 Wieland Norris of Rolling Hills, California, who fell in 1970. Today would have been his birthday. He is the younger brother of legendary actor Chuck Norris. [Source: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund] #usa #army #america #nam #vietnamwar #1970 #chucknorris #history #war

🇺🇸 A sign marking the approximate location w…

🇺🇸 A sign marking the approximate location where Maj. Gen. Reynolds, commanding I Corps, Army of the Potomac, was shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter on July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. [Library of Congress] #usa #usarmy #army#civilwar #history

🇺🇸 Troops of the 325th Glider Infantry movin…

🇺🇸 Troops of the 325th Glider Infantry moving through the fog to a new position. Battle of the Bulge. [US Army photograph] #usarmy #army #ww2 #wwii #history #usa #america