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Joseph Beyrle: Dual Soldier

Introduction Joseph Beyrle is the only American soldier ever to fight for the United States Army and the Russian Red Army. Joe completed this feat in World War 2 where he was a paratrooper who was captured and taken to…

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Grosse Ile Naval Air Station

The Grosse Ile Naval Air Station was, at the time of its operation, located on the southern tip of the island of Grosse Ile in the Detroit River.  Although this air station is relatively unknown it played a major part…

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The abridged history of Fort Brady

Fort Brady During Fort Brady’s history, it has gone through many changes. From a humble beginning as a small fort on St. Mary’s River to Lake Superior State University’s campus. Fort Brady was an active fort since it’s founding in…

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Raco Army Air Field and the CIM-10 BOMARC

Introduction: August 6th and 9th of 1945 marked a turning in World War II, and while Japan’s official surrender would not be for nearly a month later the very nature of warfare had changed. Nearly four years after the bombings Hiroshima and…

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Colonel Demus T. Craw Medal of Honor Memorial

Header image, above, property of 7&4 News (http://www.mohcraw.com/images/monument.jpg) More than half a century after his death, a Medal of Honor recipient was honored for his valiant sacrifice. Born on April 9, 1900, Colonel Demus T. Craw grew up in Long…

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Naval Air Station Grosse Ile

  Although most people have probably not heard of, or know anything about, the Naval Air Station in Grosse Ile, Michigan, it was at one time a very important military base for the United States. Built in 1927, and lasting…

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Naval Air Station Glenview

  Even though the Naval Air Station Glenview (NAS Glenview) had short life span of action 1936-1995 it saw major use during World War II and the Cold War. It trained 20,000 Navy pilots and acted as the Navy’s Primary…

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USS Silversides Submarine (SS-236)

The History of SS-236 USS Silversides with full banners (Photo courtesy of United States Navy) The USS Silversides was a prominent submarine in the Pacific Ocean over the course of World War II. She was manufactured in Mare Island Navy…

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125th Infantry Regiment

  Introduction The 125th Infantry Regiment of the Michigan National Guard has adopted new methods of fighting and has evolved throughout its long history of warfare, from the Civil War to the war on terror in the Middle East. The…

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The History of Fort Wayne(Detroit)

    Before the Construction of Fort Wayne The history of the future site of Fort Wayne extends much further back than the simple mapping and surveying of the area.  Natives Americans had been living in the area for many…

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