World War II Veteran at 13 Years Old


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Calvin Graham

In 1942, Seaman Calvin Graham was decorated for valor in battle. Then his mother learned where he’d been and revealed his secret to the Navy.

Smithsonian
By Gilbert King
smithsonian.com 
December 19, 2012

In 1942, Seaman Calvin Graham was decorated for valor in battle. Then his mother learned where he’d been and revealed his secret to the Navy.

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Navy Fires More Captains than Torpedoes


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ceremony on the ship's fantail last week. (Photo credit: US Navy/Office of Public Demonstrations

Duffel Blog
NORFOLK, Va. — With the recent firing of Navy Capt. Rachel Haltner, commanding officer of the USNS Comfort, shortly before a deployment to South America, the Navy has officially fired more captains than torpedoes over the last five years, Naval History and Heritage Command has announced. Read more

Here’s amazing color footage of Berlin from just after the Nazis were defeated


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Berlin, 1945

For nearly a month from April to May 1945, Berlin was the site of the last major offensive in the European theatre of World War II. The Battle of Berlin, which was fought between Soviet and Nazi forces, destroyed large portions of the German capital.

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Image of the Day: 11 May 2015


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“ Italian soldier inside a rock bunker in the alps, 1918 ”

Italian Soldier inside a rock bunker in the Alps 1918, WWI

It doesn’t matter what side the Soldier fights for–whether friend or foe–the anguish of war takes its toll on all of them.

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