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From daggers to drones: The history of warfare

By Military1 Staff Humans have changed and evolved throughout our history as we have learned and developed new technologies and ways of doing things. This is true for our weapons, as well, which have changed dramatically since our beginning.  This graphic from HistoryDegree.net shows the progression of human weaponry from spears in 400,000 B.C. to our robotic, drone-heavy future. From the invention of the catapult to the creation of the nuclear bomb, every advancement showcases the dedication to ... More

Meet the Wonder Woman of World War II

By Chuck Lyons We Are The Mighty One of the leaders of the attack was an Australian woman that Resistance Capt. Henri Tardivat called “the most feminine woman I know.” Her name was Nancy Wake. But as she and her men approached the factory that night, there was a problem. A sentry spotted them. Wake sprang at him just as he was about to shout a warning, clamped a forearm beneath his jaw, and snapped his head back. The man’s body slipped quietly to the ground. “She is the most feminine wom ... More

Soldier identified 66 years after he died in Korean War

Rick Dandes The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. MIDDLEBURG — The remains of a Snyder County soldier, declared dead and missing 66 years ago in the Korean War, were returned to his family Monday afternoon. Army Pfc. Walter Hackenberg of Middleburg thus came home to his five still-living sisters, and will be laid to rest this Thursday at the Zion United Methodist Cemetery, said his sister Stella Knepp. His remains were flown into Harrisburg from Hawaii on Monday, and a volunteer honor guard of motorcyclists ... More

Why Gettysburg is the spookiest battlefield in America

By Eric Milzarski We Are The Mighty Long after around 7,800 soldiers died in the three day battle of Gettysburg, tourists and ghosts hunters claim to encounter the fallen. The remote village offers over ten different ghost tours that run year round for guests to get a glimpse of the supernatural at several prominent sites from the battlefield. People report the sunken gut feelings along with hearing faint echos of the battle that occurred. The site of the infamous downhill bayonet charge at Little Round ... More

Union soldier's grave uncovered in Hurricane Harvey aftermath

Victoria Advocate, Texas After Hurricane Harvey and several weeks of on-again, off-again rain, Cody Shugart was finally able to mow the grass on his Victoria County property. The fields in the pastures were halfway dry after receiving up to 20 inches of rain, and Oct. 13, Shugart climbed on his Kubota lawn mower and began cutting the grass. Shugart was mowing along the fence line of his pasture behind a pond when he hit something hard. His lawn mower roared. Shugart backed up and looked down and saw ... More

What to know about the return of the 'pinks and greens'

By Eric Milzarski We Are The Mighty The U.S. Army may be digging its iconic “pinks and greens” out of the WWII-era tough box. Premiering at the annual AUSA meeting held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., soldiers were walking around the conference floors wearing several variations on the “pinks and greens” dress uniform. The “pinks and greens” were the standard U.S. Army service uniform during WWII. In 1954, the Army transitioned to just ... More