Tag Archives: World War II

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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TOKYO, Japan- Sept. 2, 1945- Allied sailors and officers watch Army Gen. Douglas MacArthur sign documents during the surrender ceremony aboard USS Missouri. U.S Army photo

World War II ended 70 years ago on Sept. 2. Here are a few things you may not know about the end of the war.
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The Enola Gay now sits on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. DoD photo by Kevin O'Brien

The Enola Gay and its story continue to fascinate long after Aug. 6, 1945, when it dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, helping end WWII.
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