Tag Archives: World War II

Veteran Ezra Hill Sr. smiles as he talks about his life and service in the Army during World War II. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Luther Washington

The hardships of WWII were a struggle for all, but for black service members, they faced an extra hurdle – segregation. During Black History Month, one former WWII soldier shares his stories.
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier salute during the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 29, 2016. The Joseph Napier is the 15th fast response cutter to be commissioned. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney)

Happy Birthday, Coast Guard Reserve! Celebrating 75 years of enforcing maritime law and protecting the U.S.
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Destiny Flynn visits the grave of her husband, Marine Corps Special Operations Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, with their daughter, 1-year-old Leilani, ahead of Memorial Day. Photo by Kevin O'Brien.

2015 was a big year for the Defense Department. Here are the Top 5 blogs that grabbed the attention of our service members, veterans and their families.
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Soldiers fought through large snowdrifts during the bitter-cold Battle of the Bulge. National Archives photo

Mid-December marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler’s last great stand during WWII that was a huge victory for U.S. troops – at a high cost.
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The submarine USS Sea Dog on war patrol in the Pacific in May 1945. National Archives photo

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese destroyed many important U.S. military targets at Pearl Harbor, but they missed the Sub Base – an oversight that proved costly for them.
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