Dismembered horses. Hundreds of Confederate dead and dying all around. It was the last day at Ground Zero of the grueling Battle of Gettysburg. And it was where 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing spent his last moments alive.
In a race kicked off by a recent Medal of Honor recipient skydiving to the start line, Army soldiers on Sunday captured the top spots in both male and female divisions of the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.
For Spc. Caroline Jepleting, it was the Army spirit that powered her through the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, clinching her the top U.S. military finisher spot despite battling jetlag and training for just two months.
Michelle Hicks is expecting, but she wasn’t expecting this. Fifty moms and mothers-to-be from nearby bases including Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir and Fort Meade were given a baby shower in Springfield, Va. Another 50 were treated in Fayetteville, N.C.
A much-criticized design for a monument to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower passed a key hurdle Thursday after getting preliminary approval from a federal agency, paving the way for builders to seek funding from Congress for the $142 million project.
The Eisenhower Memorial Commission will move forward with a revised design of a memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor the nation’s 34th president, scrapping an alternate proposal that would have involved the loss of its famed architect.
As President Barack Obama announced Thursday that military advisers would be sent to Iraq, some veterans of the Iraq War railed against more military intervention in the country, warning that it would add to the violence and destruction.
C.J. Lin joined the Stars and Stripes in 2012 as a web editor and reporter and is currently based in Washington, D.C. She previously covered crime and courts for the Los Angeles Daily News, crime and government for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and interned at the Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY. She received her master's in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism as a Newhouse Fellow at Syracuse University and a bachelor's in English from the University of California, Riverside.
When Kathleen Rodgers wrote “Johnnie Come Lately,” pieces of her military background found their way into the story. In fact, a lot of her life found its way into the story of Johnnie Kitchen and her family in the book, which hits bookstore shelves Sunday. The action takes place in Texas, for instance; Kathleen and her husband, now retired from the Air Force, also live in Texas.
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