This is the youngest soldier in World War I. Momčilo Gavrić lived in Serbia at the outbreak of the war. In 1916, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his father, mother, grandmother, his three sisters, and four of his brothers. After hearing what had happened, the major accepted Momčilo into the unit and assigned him to a soldier. That night, Momčilo showed the major where the Austro-Hungarian soldiers were and helped bombard them. At ten, he was promoted to Corporal and at eleven to Lance Sergeant. by bette
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bette This is the youngest soldier in World War I. Momčilo Gavrić lived in Serbia at the outbreak of the war. In 1916, Austro-Hungarian soldiers killed his father, mother, grandmother, his three sisters, and four of his brothers. After hearing what had happened, the major accepted Momčilo into the unit and assigned him to a soldier. That night, Momčilo showed the major where the Austro-Hungarian soldiers were and helped bombard them. At ten, he was promoted to Corporal and at eleven to Lance Sergeant.
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1914-1945:  Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. by bette
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bette 1914-1945: Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
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This is Sergeant Alvin C. York. Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I. He was only a Corporal when he led an attack on a German machine gun nest where he and his men took out 32 machine guns during the Argonne Offensive in October 1918. by noreen
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noreen This is Sergeant Alvin C. York. Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I. He was only a Corporal when he led an attack on a German machine gun nest where he and his men took out 32 machine guns during the Argonne Offensive in October 1918.
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Memorial Day: Vietnam: In 1968 Dan Bullock, at the age of 14, left his home in Brooklyn, NY with a forged birth certificate and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Bullock was in Vietnam for less then a month when he was killed in action 6 months and two weeks shy of his 16th birthday. He was the youngest soldier killed in Vietnam (age 15) and possibly the youngest US KIA since WWI. by janna
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janna Memorial Day: Vietnam: In 1968 Dan Bullock, at the age of 14, left his home in Brooklyn, NY with a forged birth certificate and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Bullock was in Vietnam for less then a month when he was killed in action 6 months and two weeks shy of his 16th birthday. He was the youngest soldier killed in Vietnam (age 15) and possibly the youngest US KIA since WWI.
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Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz. Istvan arrived at Auschwitz with his mother, Livia, and her mother.  Other inmates convinced Livia to give the boy to his grandmother and go through selection alone.  She was chosen for forced labor and survived the war.  Istvan and his grandmother were gassed. by victoria
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victoria Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz. Istvan arrived at Auschwitz with his mother, Livia, and her mother. Other inmates convinced Livia to give the boy to his grandmother and go through selection alone. She was chosen for forced labor and survived the war. Istvan and his grandmother were gassed.
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Gulf War: A Florida reservist says an emotional goodbye to his family before being deployed. The photo is part of "The American Soldier — A Photographic Tribute to Soldiers and Marines" exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Museum by ainiyisheng
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ainiyisheng Gulf War: A Florida reservist says an emotional goodbye to his family before being deployed. The photo is part of "The American Soldier — A Photographic Tribute to Soldiers and Marines" exhibit at the Gerald R. Ford Museum
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Turkish soldiers near the Rogatyn in Galicia (west Ukraine) , years 1915-1916. Note the Turkish German uniforms and gear / equipment of German army. Austro-Hungarian and Turkish troops wore the same helmet type / so. German /. They were members of the so-called assault team (sturmtruppen) by marcy
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marcy Turkish soldiers near the Rogatyn in Galicia (west Ukraine) , years 1915-1916. Note the Turkish German uniforms and gear / equipment of German army. Austro-Hungarian and Turkish troops wore the same helmet type / so. German /. They were members of the so-called assault team (sturmtruppen)
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Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin's many acts of courage during the Korean War saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. In the heat of battle, he inspired his comrades with his fearlessness. And amid the inhumanity of a Chinese prisoner of war camp, he gave them hope.   Born in Hungary in 1929, Ted and his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps when he was just 13 years old. He was taken to Mauthausen Camp in by victoria
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victoria Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin's many acts of courage during the Korean War saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. In the heat of battle, he inspired his comrades with his fearlessness. And amid the inhumanity of a Chinese prisoner of war camp, he gave them hope. Born in Hungary in 1929, Ted and his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps when he was just 13 years old. He was taken to Mauthausen Camp in
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A Japanese soldier, Yasuno Chikao, prepares to behead Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet at Aitape in New Guinea. The Australian commando from "M" Special Unit was captured while his small patrol was operating deep behind enemy lines. 1943. The photograph was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944. by crystalc
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crystalc A Japanese soldier, Yasuno Chikao, prepares to behead Australian Sergeant Leonard G. Siffleet at Aitape in New Guinea. The Australian commando from "M" Special Unit was captured while his small patrol was operating deep behind enemy lines. 1943. The photograph was discovered on the body of a dead Japanese major near Hollandia by American troops in April 1944.
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Honoring our heroes: First Sergeant Carlos N. Saenz, 46, died from injuries sustained when an IED struck his vehicle during a patrol near Al Hillah, Iraq, on May 5, 2006. He was a Civil Affairs Specialist assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion - Texas. Two other USACAPOC(A) Soldiers were also killed in that blast. Another was critically wounded. All were supporting the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division. by liz
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liz Honoring our heroes: First Sergeant Carlos N. Saenz, 46, died from injuries sustained when an IED struck his vehicle during a patrol near Al Hillah, Iraq, on May 5, 2006. He was a Civil Affairs Specialist assigned to the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion - Texas. Two other USACAPOC(A) Soldiers were also killed in that blast. Another was critically wounded. All were supporting the 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division.
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John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where  they have a small monument to him... by tammie
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tammie John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where they have a small monument to him...
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"Stubby began life as a stray on the Yale campus in 1917 and went on to become the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. This highly decorated pooch served his country well! The Boston terrier / pit bull mix joined his owner John Robert Conroy in serving with the 102nd Infantry, 26th Division in World War One. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months and participated in four offensives and 17 battles." More of his story links from this photo. by jerry
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jerry "Stubby began life as a stray on the Yale campus in 1917 and went on to become the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat. This highly decorated pooch served his country well! The Boston terrier / pit bull mix joined his owner John Robert Conroy in serving with the 102nd Infantry, 26th Division in World War One. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months and participated in four offensives and 17 battles." More of his story links from this photo.
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The House of Habsburg ruled Austria from the 13th c.through the end of WWI. At various times, their domain included from Belgium to Naples to Portugal to Mexico. In 1914, their holdings had dwindled to a diverse range of central European lands known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This multi-ethnic imperium wasn't well suited to the nationalistic spirit of the times. Serbia wanted to incorporate Serbian- and Croatian-speaking territories, a move that Austria-Hungary by charmaine
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charmaine The House of Habsburg ruled Austria from the 13th c.through the end of WWI. At various times, their domain included from Belgium to Naples to Portugal to Mexico. In 1914, their holdings had dwindled to a diverse range of central European lands known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This multi-ethnic imperium wasn't well suited to the nationalistic spirit of the times. Serbia wanted to incorporate Serbian- and Croatian-speaking territories, a move that Austria-Hungary
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Buffalo Soldier, Sergeant William H. Hamilton - 10th Calvary  Troop D, year 1906 - when stationed at Fort Robinson Nebraska. (with family). .... This is my touch of history, my Great-Grandmother, Grandfather & Granmother with my father in the buggy! (I would guess, this might have been his baptism commemoration) by TenaVir
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TenaVir Buffalo Soldier, Sergeant William H. Hamilton - 10th Calvary Troop D, year 1906 - when stationed at Fort Robinson Nebraska. (with family). .... This is my touch of history, my Great-Grandmother, Grandfather & Granmother with my father in the buggy! (I would guess, this might have been his baptism commemoration)
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A tea house in Beijing, China. Photo by August Srebocan, an Austro-Hungarian marine who served as a guard at an area of Tianjin controlled by Vienna between 1914 until 1917. He was imprisoned by Chinese troops after Beijing declared war. He fled to Inner Mongolia but was re-arrested. He was freed and deported in 1920 by tisha
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tisha A tea house in Beijing, China. Photo by August Srebocan, an Austro-Hungarian marine who served as a guard at an area of Tianjin controlled by Vienna between 1914 until 1917. He was imprisoned by Chinese troops after Beijing declared war. He fled to Inner Mongolia but was re-arrested. He was freed and deported in 1920
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July 30, 1914 - Austro-Hungarian warships (Monitors) bombard Belgrade, capital of Serbia. The Danube Flotilla set out. by marjorie
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marjorie July 30, 1914 - Austro-Hungarian warships (Monitors) bombard Belgrade, capital of Serbia. The Danube Flotilla set out.
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Woman wearing black turban (1930) by János Vaszary (1867–1938). He was a Hungarian painter, often painting pictures with a social message. His pictures of soldiers of World War I are particularly moving. Later he painted expressionistic visions. His style, witty and superficial as influenced by French art, often changed. The influence of Fauvism, Matisse, Dufy and Van Dongen are present in his works. by florence
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florence Woman wearing black turban (1930) by János Vaszary (1867–1938). He was a Hungarian painter, often painting pictures with a social message. His pictures of soldiers of World War I are particularly moving. Later he painted expressionistic visions. His style, witty and superficial as influenced by French art, often changed. The influence of Fauvism, Matisse, Dufy and Van Dongen are present in his works.
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A German soldier returning to his home after WWII, who just found out all his family was killed and his house gone due to the Allied air raids by qurain
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qurain A German soldier returning to his home after WWII, who just found out all his family was killed and his house gone due to the Allied air raids
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Girl Scouts in 1916 collect peach pits during World War I, which were ground up and used to filter soldiers' gas masks. Girl Scouts rock. by christa
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christa Girl Scouts in 1916 collect peach pits during World War I, which were ground up and used to filter soldiers' gas masks. Girl Scouts rock.
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Major General John Buford, Jr. (March 4, 1826 – December 16, 1863). In the Gettysburg Campaign, Buford, who had been promoted to command of the 1st Division, is credited with selecting the field of battle at Gettysburg. His skillful defensive troop dispositions, coupled with the bravery and tenacity of his dismounted men, allowed the I Corps, under Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds, time to come up in support and thus maintain a Union foothold at tactically important positions. by shauna
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shauna Major General John Buford, Jr. (March 4, 1826 – December 16, 1863). In the Gettysburg Campaign, Buford, who had been promoted to command of the 1st Division, is credited with selecting the field of battle at Gettysburg. His skillful defensive troop dispositions, coupled with the bravery and tenacity of his dismounted men, allowed the I Corps, under Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds, time to come up in support and thus maintain a Union foothold at tactically important positions.
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Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War by liz
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liz Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded near her Humvee during combat operations in Al Kifl, near Najaf. Aged 23, she was the first female graduate of West Point to die in the Iraq War
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Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot. #Pitbull hero by dana
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dana Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot. #Pitbull hero
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Josef Sudek (b. March 17, 1896, Kolin, Bohemia – d. September 15, 1976) was a Czech photographer, best known for his haunting night-scapes of Prague. Originally a bookbinder, Sudek was badly injured during action by the Hungarian Army on the Italian Front of World War I in 1916. Although he had no experience with photography and was one-handed due to his amputation, he was given a camera and studied photography for two years in Prague under Jaromir Funke. His Army disability pension gave hi... by merle
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merle Josef Sudek (b. March 17, 1896, Kolin, Bohemia – d. September 15, 1976) was a Czech photographer, best known for his haunting night-scapes of Prague. Originally a bookbinder, Sudek was badly injured during action by the Hungarian Army on the Italian Front of World War I in 1916. Although he had no experience with photography and was one-handed due to his amputation, he was given a camera and studied photography for two years in Prague under Jaromir Funke. His Army disability pension gave hi...
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Ernie Pyle (1900-1945): Compassionate, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who chronicled the lives of common soldiers and sailors throughout WWII; killed by a Japanese sniper on Okinawa in the closing days of the war. by pansy
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pansy Ernie Pyle (1900-1945): Compassionate, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who chronicled the lives of common soldiers and sailors throughout WWII; killed by a Japanese sniper on Okinawa in the closing days of the war.
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On this date: Oct. 1, 2009 Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez, 24, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., when he was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was on his fifth deployment with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. by liz
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liz On this date: Oct. 1, 2009 Sgt. Roberto D. Sanchez, 24, was a team leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., when he was killed during combat operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. He was on his fifth deployment with three previous deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan.
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At war: A soldier in the Somme trenches by erna
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A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket.  He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature. by judith
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judith A soldier during the Civil War had his life saved by the Bible in his pocket. He wrote to President Lincoln about it, and the President sent him a replacement with the Presidential signature.
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But the most devastating were human losses. By December of 1941, the USSR had lost 2.7 million soldiers killed and 3.3 million captured – its entire pre-war army. For every German soldier lost, the Soviets lost 20. Photo: Soviet soldiers surrendering (Belarus, July 1941) by kristi
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kristi But the most devastating were human losses. By December of 1941, the USSR had lost 2.7 million soldiers killed and 3.3 million captured – its entire pre-war army. For every German soldier lost, the Soviets lost 20. Photo: Soviet soldiers surrendering (Belarus, July 1941)
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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand Died January 9, 2002 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 23, of Coos Bay, Ore.; assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif.; killed in a refueling tanker crash, on Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan. by justine
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justine Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand Died January 9, 2002 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 23, of Coos Bay, Ore.; assigned to Marine Aerial Transport Refueler Squadron 352, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Calif.; killed in a refueling tanker crash, on Jan. 9, 2002 in Pakistan.
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The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty." by elisabeth
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elisabeth The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."
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Abraham Beeler (1822-1864), Union, enlisted as 1st lt Aug 1851, Company S, 34th Infantry Regiment Illinois, promoted to 1st lt, resigned 1863 & enlisted in Paymaster's Dept Regiment U.S. Volunteers in 1864, promoted to Full Adjutant Paymaster, died from wounds at Randolph, Tenn, 28 Oct 1864, left wife and five children, youngest born in 1864 by candy
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candy Abraham Beeler (1822-1864), Union, enlisted as 1st lt Aug 1851, Company S, 34th Infantry Regiment Illinois, promoted to 1st lt, resigned 1863 & enlisted in Paymaster's Dept Regiment U.S. Volunteers in 1864, promoted to Full Adjutant Paymaster, died from wounds at Randolph, Tenn, 28 Oct 1864, left wife and five children, youngest born in 1864
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