military

  • U. S. Military Soldiers Buried Overseas

    Oct 25

    The United States Military branches have tried over the decades to fulfill a commitment to bring every single American soldier back home, even those killed in battle. Yet, over the 20th century with the many wars, it was not always possible.  So special cemeteries, considered American property, were constructed on foreign soil for those fallen sol...

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  • Stories of American Veterans

    May 6

    The United States Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. helps preserve much of the written and spoken words by Americans over the decades. It is an ongoing process and that was the reason the U. S. Congress authorized the creation of the Veterans History Project, which is part of the American Folklore Center at the Library of Congress. The ...

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  • Military Aviation Accidents

    Apr 2

    Since the invention and then the utilization of airplanes by the military, there have been fatal plane crashes involving service personnel. The military does complete a report of each crash to see if there was a problem with the plane or pilot which contributed to the crash. From such knowledge it is hoped future occurrences will be minimized. ...

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  • The U. S. Military Pension File

    Oct 18

    If an ancestor served, even for a short time, there maybe a military record kept by the Federal government. Unfortunately, a massive fire swept through on July 12, 1973 the storage building in St. Louis, Missouri where the military records were kept. The building which housed 17 million military records was destroyed and with it most of the milit...

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