America in Uniform
April 2012 Archives

Here’s a submission from a subscriber.  Thanks, JoAnn and James! Cpt. Otis “Treasure!!  Interesting find, to say the least.” Note: Be sure to click on the link to the Telegraph link for more information on the man who devoted the […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Audie L. Murphy Rejected twice for war service, this scrawny Texas farm boy became America’s most decorated WWII hero–and a movie star. Click here for the heart-wrenching story of the life of Audie L. […]

Gen. George Armstrong Custer is buried on the grounds of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Since I was driving through the area, I decided to pay my respects. At the gate, the distracted young MP put down […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Air Force Captain Barry Crawford Jr. Captain Barry F. Crawford Jr. was awarded the Air Force Cross during a Pentagon ceremony April 12 for his heroic actions controlling the air space and calling in airstrikes […]

The Daily Mail gets it wrong, so very wrong. “Four U.S. soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber today as they took pictures and went sightseeing in an Afghanistan park. “Witnesses said the bomber walked up to the troops, who […]

Following an overnight flight to meet my father at his latest military assignment, my mother, eight noisy and shoving siblings, and I arrived at Rhein-Main Air Base in Germany. “Do you have any weapons or illegal drugs in your possession?” […]

Military Heroes – U. S. Army Father Emil Kapaun It is not every day that a man is considered for both the Congressional Medal of Honor and sainthood. When American officers ordered the able-bodied to retreat, Father Kapaun, a 35-year-old […]

Life in the Navy is dangerous. Which is why a sign was posted on a pier at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reminding American sailors to “Drive Like You Work. Slow.” — David Holt Provided Courtesy of Reader’s Digest.  Click here for […]

For one former enlisted Marine and veteran of the war in Iraq, being a commissioned officer carries a great deal of personal weight. Click here for a beautifully written tribute to Lance Corporal Brian P. Montgomery by his brother Second […]

The U.S. Coast Guard tall ship Eagle arrives in New Orleans as part of The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration in New Orleans is part of a series of city visits by the Navy, […]