PTSD Awareness Day – How Can You Help?

National PTSD Awareness Day is observed on June 27th. This day of observance was started by Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) in honor of Iraq veteran Joel Biel. Biel served two tours in Iraq and was in the Army National Guard in North Dakota, before he took his own life. June 27th, Biel’s birthday, now marks […]

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Iconic Morale Patches and Their Meanings

Morale patches have been present in the U.S. military since WWI and WWII with the development of division and insignia patches, spearheaded by the 81st Division, the Wildcats. Besides rank, there was no other way to determine U.S. soldiers apart by division or unit. After the creation of rank, unit, and division patches, came along […]

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Remembering the Participants of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, the invasion of the beaches of France, famously known as D-Day, included American and Allied forces storming the beaches in hopes of breaching the Nazi’s hold on France. After D-Day the Nazi forces were pushed further east to Paris. The Invasion of Normandy began with air attacks, glider and parachute landings, […]

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