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St. Louis, July 12, 1973: A Disaster with Long-Lasting Repercussions

St. Louis, July 12, 1973: A Disaster with Long-Lasting Repercussions

In 1973 a devastating fire in the National Personnel Records Center destroyed about 17 million military personnel files. A loss with long-lasting repercussions, it affects our understanding and knowledge of many individual WWII stories. Here in New Orleans, the destructive power of fire and especially water is well known. Large disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and fires affect our national consciousness, and their devastating power often goes beyond the destruction of buildings and...

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World War II Veterans

World War II Veterans

Attention, WWII history buffs, look no further! Together We Served have brought together some very interesting facts about World War II and the veterans who fought in this war. Together We Served will even help you find WWII veterans with the veteran locator tool!

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Military Service History

Military Service History

The Military is made up of six branches, each with their own active-duty and part-time components. Each varies in service commitment, location and how its members contribute to the overall mission of protecting our country, though all components are on the same rank-based pay scale. Find out more about the Military and Service History in today’s post from Together We Served.

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