Saturday Snapshot

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations’ commitment to maintaining international peace and security among nations as well as promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. The drive to establish the UN was mainly led and driven by the United States in the aftermath of WWII, the most destructive conflict the […]

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The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion

In honor of National Airborne Day yesterday, and to give credit where it’s due to these other pioneers and unsung heroes… The 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion was nicknamed “Triple Nickles” because of its numerical designation and because 17 of its original 24 “colored test platoon” were from the 92nd Infantry (“Buffalo Soldiers”) Division of the […]

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Friday Foto

General Douglas MacArthur signing Japanese surrender aboard USS Missouri, 2 September 1945. Photo Credit: US National Archives. ********************************** With the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroyed by atomic weapons, the will of the Japanese leadership was tested. Then it came the news that the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, with troops crossing into […]

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