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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


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


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


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


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


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


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.