Jay A. Stout, author of Vanished Hero, has written a thoughtful and moving guest post for us in honor of Elwyn G. Righetti’s birthday—and the day he disappeared. Elwyn G. Righetti was perhaps the most aggressive fighter group commander to serve in World War II. Today, April 17, 2017, marks what would have been his 102nd birthday. … More Guest Post: ‘What-if’ing the Vanished Hero and Beyond
The Declaration Today marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson stood before congress and said, “With a profound sense of the solemn and even tragical character of the step I am taking and of the grave responsibilities which it involves, but in … More The US Enters the Great War – 100 Years Later
We’re all set up and ready to go at the Society for Military History Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, FL! Come stop by our booth and say hello today, March 30th, through Sunday, April 2nd, and check out the wonderful books on display.
“Tony Hirashiki was simply one of the best television cameramen to cover the Vietnam War. His soaring video, often acquired only at great personal risk, gave wings to even the most mundane narration. For those of us who worked with him he was also a source of gentleness and joy in a place where both … More A Vietnam War Cameraman Reflects on ‘The Television War’
Richard J. Rinaldo is a Vietnam War veteran and a Distinguished Service Cross recipient. Keep reading to learn about his early life, his inspiration for collecting the stories featuring in Courage in Combat, and his thoughts on courage in today’s military in the interview below.
At Casemate, we have had the unique opportunity to publish stories about the courage and accomplishments of women in the military. On International Women’s Day, we are honored to share the experiences of the following three women and their incredible sacrifices in war. Jessica Goodell Jess Goodell enlisted in the Marines immediately after graduating from high school … More International Women’s Day
The concept of a single-man tankette was born in a garage. Royal Engineer Major Giffard Le Quesne Martel worked on the tactical development of tanks during WW1. Even after the war, Martel never stopped theorizing about the future of tank warfare: what’s next? How can I improve what’s already available? Where do we go from … More A Brief History of Red Army Tankettes