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Many people feel these times are abnormal, but racism has been part of the fabric of humanity since recorded history. Often, racism was between tribes, between different religions, and of course, between peoples with different epidermal color variations. However, when did skin color start? Has there always been a variety of skin tones? The answer …

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Many Machines and Tactics Used on D-Day by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army were Developed by the U.S. Marine Corps

By: Bryan Mark Rigg, Ph.D. D-Day Today, June 6 is the 76th anniversary of D-Day and, besides thanking the Sailors and Soldiers who made this operation happen, I also hope you thanked a World War II Marine veteran, because without the amphibious warfare technology developed by the Marine Corps, the landing in Normandy that started …

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The Mastermind of Iwo Jima: The Japanese General Responsible for Thousands of Civilian and Military Deaths

Lieutenant General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, commanding officer of the Imperial Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, was an innovative leader. Born into a noble Samurai family on 7 July 1891 in Nagano Prefecture, he attended the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, finishing second in his class. Unlike most IJA generals, he spent time in North America. In 1928, …

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Gallantry and Risk Beyond the Call of Duty: The U.S. Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest U.S. military decoration for valor. The medal “recognizes individual gallantry at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.” Since Congress created it in 1861, fewer around 3,500 servicemen out of 45 million who have served during wartime have received it (40 percent of the …

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