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Cpl. Brett G. Coughlin arrived with Delta Company in Saudi Arabia at the port of Al Jubail on September 13, 1990. For the next three months the company trained in the northern...
An American soldier describes the battle to wrest the Philippines from Japan in 1945.
Mark Rickert wrote this email while serving as a journalist with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Iraq. On this day, he and his group were investigating rumors of a mass grave. The letter is written to his grandfather, Merle Kilgore, who was a friend and manager of Hank Williams, Jr. An audio version of this email read by Hank Williams, Jr., from the Simon and Schuster audiobook Behind the Lines by Andrew...
Morris Wiener, an American soldier in England, and his wife, Sylvia Weiner, a social worker in New York City, wrote to each other on D-Day, sharing what the experience was like on either side of the Atlantic.
Entertainment is always a national asset. Invaluable in time of peace, it is indispensable in wartime.—Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1943Background
Music during World War II had an unprecedented impact on America, both on the home front and on troops serving overseas. Unlike World War I, which occurred in the pre-radio era, by December 1941, virtually every American household, 96.2 percent, owned radios. Never before had recordings of songs and live...