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Military Rank Structure

Military Rank Structure

Since the time of the Revolutionary War, the United States military has had a formal structure. Over time, that has helped it develop from a stoic collection of patriots with a cause to the world’s most powerful armed forces. Over time, new branches of the Armed Forces have been added to the United States Army and Navy, and its structure has been altered, but the tradition of proud service has not abated. Together We Served, the world’s largest tool for locating US veterans, is intimately...

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Patriot Army Saved From Disaster

Patriot Army Saved From Disaster

The Battle of Long Island, also known as the Battle of Brooklyn and the Battle of Brooklyn Heights, was a military action of the American Revolutionary War fought on August 27, 1776, at the western edge of Long Island in the present-day borough of Brooklyn, New York.

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American Nurses in WWI

American Nurses in WWI

Over 22,000 professionally-trained female nurses were recruited by the American Red Cross to serve in the U.S. Army between 1917 and 1919 — and over 10,000 of these served near the Western Front. More than 1,500 nurses served in the U.S. Navy during this period, and several hundred worked for the American Red Cross.

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Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware (1941–1968)

Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware (1941–1968)

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.

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Cold War Veterans

Cold War Veterans

The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and the United States and their respective allies, the Eastern Bloc and the Western Bloc, after World War II. Together We Serve discusses details about the Cold War and the Veterans from the war.

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No Ordinary Dog by Will Chesney

No Ordinary Dog by Will Chesney

No Ordinary Dog is the powerful true story of Will Chesney, SEAL Team Operator and military dog handler, and Cairo, the dog that saved his life. In May 2011, two dozen Navy SEALs descended on Osama bin Laden’s compound. The only mission member whose name was publicized was Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. This book tells Cairo’s story and his handler, Will Chesney, as they became irrevocably tied together.

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Coast Guard’s Most Prominent Operations

Coast Guard’s Most Prominent Operations

Have you contributed to the United States Coast Guard’s operations? While one of the smaller branches of the United States Armed Forces, the Coast Guard is vital to its defense and broader protection. Together We Served, the internet’s largest repository of personal military history, recognize the Coast Guard's valor in some of its most prominent operations and the service that all Coast Guard veterans have provided to the United States. Missions of the United States Coast Guard Broadly, the...

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