Military History

Will Eisner

Will Eisner is a comic book legend, and the cartoonist also had a huge impact on the U.S. Army. 75 years after his service, his creativity is still felt.
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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 29, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Recent Medal of Honor recipient Navy SEAL Edward Byers Jr. put his life on the line without question to save another American.
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Army Lt. Vernon Baker was 1 of 7 black Medal of Honor recipients from World War II. Sadly, he was the only one left alive to receive it.
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Out of the 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients, only one was a woman. Here’s the story of Civil War Dr. Mary Walker.
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Army Pvt. Desmond Doss. DoD/National Archives photo

A recent movie highlighted the unique heroics of MoH recipient Pvt. Desmond Doss, who saved many soldiers without picking up a weapon.
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