Jackie Robinson’s Career in the Army

Did you know that April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day? On this day in 1947, Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s decades-old color barrier, when he stepped foot onto Ebbets Field …

The Role the 82d & 101st Airborne Divisions Played During the Holocaust

As Allied troops moved across Europe in a series of offensives against Nazi Germany, they found tens of thousands of concentration camp prisoners in deplorable conditions. The 82d and 101st …

The History of the Medal of Honor

In 1990, Congress declared March 25th as National Medal of Honor Day, but how did the Medal of Honor come to be? Continue reading to find out!  The Medal of …

Los Banos Internment Camp: The Patty Kelly Stevens Story

On February 23, 1945, the U.S. Army Airborne and Filipino guerrilla task force combined their efforts to liberate 2,147 Allied civilian and military internees from Los Banos Internment Camp, a …

The Battle of Corregidor

Background: The Taking of Corregidor In May 1942, Corregidor, a small rock island at the mouth of Manila Bay, remained one of the last Allied strongholds in the Philippines after …

Operation Homecoming: The Story of LTC (Ret.) Raymond Schrump

During the Vietnam War, there were 725 U.S. Prisoners of War (POWs). Operation Homecoming was a series of diplomatic negotiations that made the return of 591 American prisoners of war held by …

The History of the Monuments Men

The Nazis War on Culture: “Degenerate Art” The fate of the 11 million victims of the Holocaust was shaped by Nazi propaganda and the “weaponization” of art during the mid-1920s …

Hidden Treasures of the ASOM: Vietnam from the Enemy’s Perspective

Join ASOM Curator Jimmie Hallis as gives an exclusive look at artifacts that were discovered during Operation Crimp in Vietnam. These items shine light on how innovative Vietcong members were …

The Angels in Red Hats: MACV Team 162

The story of the Vietnamese Airborne Advisory Detachment is in many ways a study of America’s best efforts to support the democratic state of South Vietnam. The detachment, later known …

Family-Friendly Things to Do After Visiting the ASOM

Planning on visiting your Soldier stationed at Fort Bragg in the near future? Continue reading to learn the top five family-friendly places to visit while you’re in Fayetteville!