While fighting for the US during WWII,
Joe Medicine Crow became the last war
chief of the Crow tribe by completing
the 4 required tasks: touch an enemy
without killing him, take an enemy’s
weapon, lead a successful war party,
and steal an enemy’s horse. Whenever
he went to battle, he wore his war paint
under his Army uniform and a sacred
eagle feather under his helmet. Source
U.S Army Special Forces and SEALs on the ground in the northern Syrian province of Raqa, to aid and assist the Syrian Democratic Forces who are making its push for IS territory north of Raqa city. May 25, 2016.
U.S. Army Special Forces snipers, assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Operational Detachment-A and U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controllers, assigned to the 284th Air Support Operation Squadron, guide AH1 Cobra attack helicopters, assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducting a close air support mission during Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016.
On March 16 2006 Private Channing Moss was hit with an RPG (that did not explode) in his abdomen after his Humvee was ambushed by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. He was flown to the nearest field hospital where the surgeons removed the RPG, though army policy states that he should not be operated on. Both teams risked their lives for Pvt. Moss who is alive today with 4 kids.
Spc. Matthew Tattersall of the 82nd Airborne celebrates his final jump before leaving the Army with his pet beta fish, Willy Did MakeIt. Matthew was giving 12 days extra duty and had to write an essay on safety.
During World War Two, the United States issued playing cards to it’s civilians to inform them on how to spot aircraft and determine who was who. The countries included were Nazi Germany, Great Britain, Imperial Japan, and of course the United States.
Soldiers from D Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team (CBCT), Oregon Army National Guard, maneuver M1A2 Abrams tanks during a company live fire exercise, Aug. 16, 2015, at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.