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Soldier Stories

With funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education, the Army Heritage Center Foundation has developed interactive teaching tools that tell Soldier stories using collections found at the Army Heritage and Education Center. Some of these stories relate to our DVD and CD-ROMs, which can be purchased through the Online Store. Click on the "More Info" link to find out more about these individuals and the events they participated in.

The Stories They Could Tell

  

Ruth Rappaport:  The Soldier's Librarian
Vietnam War

  

PFC Willie J. Eaglin:  For Love of Country
Korean War

 

 McBride Richard L. McBride:  Grinding Through
World War II

 

bobspeer -_from_berlin_observer_II Robert Speer: A Chaplain's Tale
Vietnam War

 

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John D. LaWall: Hard Marches
& Tropical Sun
Philippine Insurrection

 

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Donald Kyler: Over the Top
World War I

 

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Against the Soviet Bear: Paul H. Totten and the Polar Bears
World War I

 

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Fighting For Freedom: Samuel M. Shute and the 2nd New Jersey Regiment
Revolutionary War

 

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Fire & Ice: Adolphus W. Greely
American Explorers

 

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Brigadier General James A. Herbert
Korean War/Vietnam War

 

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A Ranger Born: Col. Robert W. Black
Korean War/Vietnam War

 

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Frozen to the Bone: SSG Richard Turner
Korean War

 

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Angels in the Wards: 
Jane & Bell Robison
Civil War Nurses

 

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Student of the Grand School: 
Corporal Abial Hall Edwards
Civil War

 

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From Patriot to Pioneer: 
Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays
The Story of the US Army's First Female General

 

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How Comanche Heritage Helped Win the War: Charles J. Chibitty and the Code Talkers
World War II, European Theater

 

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Behind the Iron Curtain:  Captain Kevin Born and the Berlin Brigade
Cold War

 

High Private of the Rear Ranks:  
Charles C. Perkins
Civil War

 

Drawing on History:  Willard Dominick
World War II, Pacific Theater

 

Determined To Serve: General Luther P. Bradley
Civil War and the American Western Frontier

 

Forging Two Frontiers: Hobart Kemper Bailey
The American Western Frontier, Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection

 

Defending the Long Road to Freedom: Benjamin Oliver Davis
The Story of the Army's first African-American General

 

Army Nurses of World War One: Service Beyond Expectations
Army Nurses Go to War

 

The Eye of the Army: A Photographic Exhibit
Army Signal Corps photographs from 1850 to Vietnam.

 

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Posters from the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center collections.