On this 76th anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy “D-Day” we wanted to share a transcript of the Battle Honors awarded to the 116th Infantry Regiment who were in the first wave on Omaha Beach and suffered some of the greatest casualties of the day. As approved by Executive Order No. 9296 (Section I, […]
A memoir of World War II combat medic, Ray Lambert, who made the landings in Tunisia, Sicily, and Normandy.
A self-portrait of Ugo “Parrot” Milesi sent to his wife through V-Mail.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here […]
William Daniel Reinsmith was born on 3 October 1889 in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania to parents Joseph Reinsmith and Maggie Handwerk. William was a 27-year-old rodman (survey crew chainholder) for the Lehigh & New England Railroad Company when he registered for the first World War I draft on 5 June 1917. He was called for […]
On 16 September 1940 the United States Congress, under the directive of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, passed the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940. It was the first peace-time draft in American history, although not unwarranted as both Europe and Japan were already in conflicts -France had fallen to the Nazis in June 1940 […]