Speaking of Eisenhower, Field Marshal Lord Montgomery once said, "nice chap, no general." General George Patton once lamented that it was too bad that Eisenhower had no personal knowledge of war. General Omar Bradley would write that Eisenhower "had little grasp of sound battlefield tactics." That might seem like some pretty harsh criticism considering the West tends to look back on Eisenhower as the man who led the allies to victory in Europe. His iconic status was further cemented in history...
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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...
The Vietnam War lasted from 1964-1973 and claimed the lives of more than 58,000 American service members and wounded more than 150,000.
Interested in finding out what a Veteran of Foreign Wars means? Check out today’s blog by Together We Served to understand not only what a Veteran of Foreign Wars means, but also what they do and the difference between them and other veteran organizations.
Together We Served looks at the history of American military rank insignia and why they changed over time.