Category: usa

🇺🇸 Peter “Rupey” Ruplenas. US Amryand Air Fo…

🇺🇸 Peter “Rupey” Ruplenas. US Amryand Air Force combat photographer during WW2, Korea & Vietnam. He passed away in April, 2016. #usa #history #ww2 #veteran #rip

MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command – Studie…

MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command – Studies & Observations Group) . Vietnam War. #1960s #war #history #usa #nam

#OnThisDay 1862: American Civil War: US Genera…

#OnThisDay 1862: American Civil War: US General Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Donelson, Tennessee, from Confederate forces. The first major victory for the Union in the Civil War. #civilwar #history #usa

🇺🇸One year ago today, we lost this great war…

🇺🇸One year ago today, we lost this great warrior. RIP General Hal Moore (1922-2017) #usa #america #usarmy #army #halmoore

On this day in 1941, Charles A. Lindbergh, a n…

On this day in 1941, Charles A. Lindbergh, a national hero since his nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Lend-Lease policy-and suggests that the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Hitler.

#ww2 #congress #usa

🇺🇸 Long Khanh Province, Republic of Vietnam….

🇺🇸 Long Khanh Province, Republic of Vietnam. SP4 R. Richter, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade (l) and Sergeant Daniel E. Spencer ®, with a fallen comrade. Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration. #usa #nam #usarmy #vietnamwar

🇺🇸 First Lt. Alonzo Cushing (L) with fellow …

🇺🇸 First Lt. Alonzo Cushing (L) with fellow officers of the 4th Artillery in a picture taken sometime between 1860 and 1863. Cushing received the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2014 by President Barack Obama.

Cushing was killed on July 3, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg. Cushing defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett’s Charge, a major Confederate thrust that was repelled by Union forces. Though severely wounded, his actions helped made it possible for the Union Army to repel the assault. [U.S. National Archives/Mathew Brady] #war #history #civilwar #usa #america #westpoint #union #army #usarmy

🇺🇸 1st Lt. Cyril Richard “Rick” …

🇺🇸 1st Lt. Cyril Richard “Rick” Rescorla in the Ia Drang Valley.

Born in Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom, in 1939, Rick had been a paratrooper in the Parachute Regiment of the British Army. He later served with the British South Africa Police and as an inspector of the paramilitary police of Rhodesia, now Zambia, before returning to civilian life as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Service of London. After he immigrated to the United States, Rick enlisted in the U.S. Army. He graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix in 1963, and attended Officers Candidate School and the Basic Airborne Course at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning. Second Lt. Rescorla went to Vietnam as an Infantry platoon leader with Company B, 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). As one of the first ground combat units to deploy to Vietnam, his battalion was involved in the November 1965 battles in the Ia Drang Valley.

Although his company was extracted after they had fought at Landing Zone X-Ray, after only a brief rest they were alerted to return to reinforce another unit. No one complained as they marched to the helicopters that that would take them back into the fight. Rescorla remembered that “No one had shaved, but our weapons sparkled. A spectator asked ‘What outfit are you?’ I answered, ‘The Hard Corps of Bravo Company, 2d of the 7th.’ ‘Where are you headed? I answered, ‘To kick ass!’”

Lt. Col. Hal Moore praised Rescorla as “the greatest platoon commander I have ever seen.”

After leaving active duty, Rick remained in the U.S. Army Reserve and retired with the rank of colonel. He was employed as the director of security for the financial services firm Morgan Stanley, located in the World Trade Center, Tower 2 (South Tower), on 9/11/01 where he developed and had his co-workers practice an evacuation plan. When the terrorist attack struck, he led the firm’s employees down the stairwells to safety. Rick Rescorla was last seen on the tenth floor, heading back ups to make sure no one remained behind before the tower collapsed. He was credited with saving the lives of 2,687 people that fateful day. #usa #history #vietnamwar #nam

My mother gave me this for xmas. She didn’t ev…

My mother gave me this for xmas. She didn’t even know I had been eyeballing this biography for weeks. She got it because Stonewall and her are from the same town, Clarksburg, West Virginia. (Virginia at the time of Stonewall’s birth obv). #war #history #usa #america #civilwar #stonewall #jackson #westvirginia #wv #almostheaven

🔥Zippo Mission, Vietnam War. #war #history #v…

🔥Zippo Mission, Vietnam War. #war #history #vietnamwar #nam #60s #1960s #usa #america #vintage #zippo