Guest Post: ‘What-if’ing the Vanished Hero and Beyond

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 US Enters the Great War – 100 Years Later

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

A Vietnam War Cameraman Reflects on ‘The Television War’

“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’

International Women’s Day

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