Category: usa

🇺🇸 Today is Purple Heart Day. I’d like to ta…

🇺🇸 Today is Purple Heart Day. I’d like to take a moment to thank all those who sacrificed in the service of the United States. #usa #purpleheartday

🇺🇸 US Marine with M2 .50 cal with IR scope. …

🇺🇸 US Marine with M2
.50 cal with IR scope. Khe Sanh, 1968. [via r/militaryporn] #history #usmc #guns #gun #marines #usa #nam #vietnamwar
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🇺🇸 Sgt. Alvin York who, while practically un…

🇺🇸 Sgt. Alvin York who, while practically unassisted, captured 132 Germans (including a Major) and killed 25. Along with the Medal of Honor, York was awarded the French Croix de Guerre with Palm by Marshal Foch who said to him: “What you did was the greatest thing accomplished by any private soldier of all of the armies of Europe.” #history #ww1 #usarmy #usa #america
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The torpedoed Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer…

The torpedoed Imperial Japanese Navy destroyer Yamakaze seen through the periscope of the US Navy submarine USS Nautilus (SS-168) on June 26, 1942. The Nautilus ended World War Two with the Presidential Unit Citation and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 14 Battle Stars. The subs commander, Lt. Commander William Brockman Jr. was awarded the Navy Cross for his actions during the Battle of Midway. [Source: Wikipedia] #history #ww2 #usn #navy #usnavy #usa
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🇺🇸 Retired Staff Sgt. Dennis Ferk of the 164…

🇺🇸 Retired Staff Sgt. Dennis Ferk of the 164th infantry division of the North Dakota Army National Guard finally received the Bronze Star he earned during World War II. An article is available on the Albuquerque Journal’s website. #usa #history #wwii #ww2

Confederate veterans gathered at the 50th anni…

Confederate veterans gathered at the 50th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, July, 1913. #history #civilwar #usa #america #confederate #csa #gettysburg

🇺🇸 Marine Lance Corporal Bill Lyons, 19, of …

🇺🇸 Marine Lance Corporal Bill Lyons, 19, of Springfield, Ohio, “B” Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, on the alert during sweep mission in Elephant Valley, in search of rocket sites. July 23, 1968. [The National Archives / ID 26386339 / Public Domain] #usa #marines #usmc #nam #vietnamwar #history #war #1968

🇺🇸 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

🇺🇸 Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th …

🇺🇸 Marines of Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment take to the water as they move to join up with other elements of their battalion. Operation Hastings, Dong Ha, Vietnam. Hastings was launched #onthisday in 1966 and was successful in it’s objective to push NVA forces back across the DMZ. The US 3rd Marine Division supported by the ARVN 1st Infantry Division engaged the 324B NVA Division. The Marines had 126 men KIA, ARVN lost 21 KIA. NVA losses were estimated at 700 KIA, 17 captured. [Photo source: The National Archives / ID: NAID 532443] #history #vietnamwar #marines #usmc #nam #1966 #60s #usa #vietnam