A Nurse Goes To War

A Nurse Goes To War

Wanting to do her part to help with the war effort, Joy Lillie, a confident twenty two year old from Grand Rapids, Michigan, joined the US Army Nurse Corp as the Second World War raged on in Europe. She had just married her high school sweetheart, who was serving...
Doris Miller

Doris Miller

At 7:57 AM on the morning of December 7, 1941, Mess Attendant Second Class Doris Miller was collecting laundry aboard the USS West Virginia when the first of nine torpedoes struck the battleship, signaling the beginning of the surprise Japanese attack on the US Naval...
Master of Disguise

Master of Disguise

A military field nurse, a Bible salesman, a black man named Cuff, an Irish soap peddler–these were just a few of the disguises adopted by Emma Edmonds, who fled an abusive father at age 15. Her father had wanted a son and resented her for not being a boy to help...
Our Latest Medal of Honor Recipient

Our Latest Medal of Honor Recipient

Braving small arms fire and exploding ordinance, Army Sgt. Major Thomas Payne and Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler and their team of U.S. and Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga special forces freed 70 hostages who were due to be executed by ISIS at a compound in Hawija. On the...
Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington

Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington

Colonel Gregory “Pappy” Boyington was an American World War II flying ace who shot down 28 enemy Japanese planes, organized the legendary Black Sheep Squadron in the South Pacific in 1943, and was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor and Navy Cross. Boyington, a 1934...