The American Civil War has been exhaustively written about, but less scrutinized is the civil war within the Confederacy between pro- and anti-Union factions.
Great Military Stories
On September 26, 1918, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tampa (operating as the USS Tampa under wartime rules) was lost with all hands, a total of 131 men. This was the greatest combat loss taken by the U.S. Naval forces during World War I as well as the greatest loss of life incurred by the U.S. Coast Guard in its entire history.
Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware was born in Denver on November 23, 1915. His military career began on July 9, 1941, when he undertook his basic training at Camp Roberts, California, following his induction into the Army under the Selective Service Act. He attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry on July 18, 1942.
After Pearl Harbor came the American Doolittle Raid and the brutal Japanese reprisals in China. Together We Served looks closer.
The Red Baron, also known as Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, was born into an aristocratic Prussian family in Breslau in 1892. Son of Major Albrecht Philipp Karl Julius Freiherr von Richthofen, his education was in a succession of military schools and academies. An excellent athlete and horseman, he was commissioned in the First Regiment of the Uhlans Kaiser Alexander III in 1911. After the First World War started in 1914, he served on both the western and eastern fronts as a Cavalry Officer.
The Silver Star Medal is the United States Armed Forces’ third-highest military decoration for valor in combat. Together We Served breaks down another Profiles in Courage: SGT Leigh Ann Hester receiving a Silver Star for Combat Valor.
The D-Day landings are remembered as ferocious beach battles, but the heroic efforts of the 82nd and 101st Airborne are also of historic importance.