Counterattack in the Pacific: Action in New Guinea and the Philippines

American parachute forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations were first used in New Guinea where the Allies mounted a major counteroffensive to stop the Japanese advance on Australia. On …

Korean War Spotlight: The Story of Corporal Rudy Hernandez

Corporal Rodolfo Pérez “Rudy” Hernández (April 14, 1931 – December 21, 2013) was a United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor, America’s highest military decoration, for his actions on …

This History of Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger and his troops declared to all the people in Galveston, Texas General Order Number 3: “The people of Texas are informed that …

The Creation of the U.S. Army

Since it was established on June 14, 1775, a year before the Declaration of Independence was signed, the U.S. Army has played a vital role in the growth and development …

D-Day: The Roles Airborne and Special Operations Soldiers Played

In 1943 the Allies decided upon an invasion of Northwest Europe in May 1944. Landing in Normandy, they would capture the channel ports and secure an area for further ground …

The History of Memorial Day

As many people know, Memorial Day is an American holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May, and honors the men and women who sacrificed their lives while …

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich history and heritage that has played an integral role throughout United States history. This is one of those stories. On 6 June …

The U.S. Army’s First Parachute Combat Assault

The first Allied Airborne assault of World War II was planned as a part of Operation TORCH, the invasion of North Africa on November 8, 1942. The invasion force- 107,000 …

Interesting Facts About Victory In Europe Day (VE DAY)

“The western world has been freed of the evil forces which for five years and longer have imprisoned the bodies and broken the lives of millions upon millions of freeborn …

Army History Magazine

The U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum was featured in the most recent edition of Army History Magazine.  Read Jim Bartlinkski’s article here: