History

Download PDF attachments of Ernie Harwell's early work as a WWII correspondent for Leatherneck Magazine. DETROIT -- From the sandy shores of Lake Michigan to the rugged streets in Flint, they listened to Ernie Harwell tell the Detroit Tigers ' tales for more than 40 years. Beloved by generations of...
“One of my first orders after I assumed command of the Third Marine Division was that the combat bases would be manned by company-sized units instead of battalions. Everyone else was expected to be in the field.” MajGen Raymond G. Davis, USMC, CG, 3dMarDiv, 1968-69 Photos courtesy of Susan Strange...
Everyone who cares much about U.S. military history knows the names of two of its most luminous figures, John Lejeune and George C. Marshall. But few people know that the two men, one perhaps the greatest Marine of the 20th century, the other probably the greatest Army officer of the time, knew and...
Pavuvu. Say it slowly: PahVOO-VOO. Doesn't it bring a mental image of a tropical paradise, palm trees swaying in a gentle breeze, the soft scent of hibiscus blossoms filling the evening air, the sinuous figures of graceful dancing girls outlined against the setting sun? Aren't the romantic...
Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun
 Late in the afternoon of 7 Oct. 1846, frigate USS Savannah entered California’s San Pedro harbor and anchored alongside American merchant ship Vandalia . Within minutes, Captain Archibald Gillespie went aboard the man-of-war and briefed her commanding officer, Navy...
Driving into the small, quiet mountain town of Durango, Colo., one would not cxpcct a strong military influence. The town is not near any bases or stations, nor does it have a large military population. Nevertheless, a museum there, with the help of a local veteran, is determined to show the town's...
LOSS OF INNOCENCE: A History of Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in Vietnam. By Stephen Cone. Published by Friesen Press. 392 pages. Stock #1770973389. Softcover. $27 MCA Members. $29.99 Regular Price.

Pages