Blake Stilwell is a writer for We Are the Mighty, a site by and for veterans.
These air forces are more Airplane than Top Gun.
Don't mess with the U.S. Air Force.
Battlefields are fertile grounds for ghosts.
This drink is a lifesaver... literally.
Here's how Billy Yank ultimately defeated Johnny Reb.
James May and six of his fellow soldiers were left behind on the dangerous beaches of Dunkirk.
All told, the city has seen 115 different wars and been razed to the ground 44 times.
In 1963, Wolfgang Engels crashed through the Iron Curtain.
The use of Native American languages during the Pacific Theater of World War II safeguarded every American move.
Captain Lawrence Dickson was just 24 when his red-tailed P-51 Mustang fighter was downed in 1944.
He retired in 1904—but the Army wasn't done with him.
In 1852, at age 103, Revolutionary War veteran Conrad Heyer sat down to have his picture taken.
Diseases, brutal weather, and enemy fire all failed to take him down.
His crew tied a rope around his chest and he made his way onto the wing to extinguish the blaze.
The third-string catcher secretly served as a spy for American intelligence during WWII...
His captivity began with the infamous Bataan Death March and only ended with the surrender of Japan.
His exploits as an escapee may have earned him a spot in Hollywood lore.
Someone decided to take home a macabre souvenir.
The vessels met in open water, and a ferocious naval battle ensued.