Blake Stilwell is a writer for We Are the Mighty, a site by and for veterans.
Meet the infamous bodyguards of the Roman Empire—and find out how they lost their once-legendary power.
Superior numbers sometimes just mean a chance at superior embarrassment.
John Burns showed his commitment to the United States—and its union—until his final days.
Innovative design ensured the two worked together seamlessly.
Though even they don't know the tomb's precise location, the Darkhad continue to keep their leader's final resting place a treasured secret.
Pigs, buckets, and dogs were flash points for conflicts that could have been easily avoided.
A Dutch pro-China group was secretly filled with anti-communist agents for decades.
These hired fighters didn't just disappear—but what happened to them may surprise you.
These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.
Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.
Squirrel Week resulted in some 100,000 rodent casualties.
An intercepted telegram provided a reason for President Wilson to join the effort.
Confederates and Union troops alike made flawed decisions with fatal consequences.
His combative stance was the final stand of the Viking Age—and allowed the Norman invasion its foothold.
The statues were a sign of honor for their enemy and a symbol of the strength of the empire.
With German forces approaching, Russia turned to a new source of manpower.
Natural barricades, manmade obstacles, and heavy reinforcements kept the capital safe.
During the War of 1812, no one wanted to come face-to-face with the Kentuckians.
The Napoleon House lay awaiting its infamous tenant.
Gilbert Bates toured the South and England on foot in Union uniform, flag in hand.