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10 Dramatic Battles in American History

From the Battle of Gettysburg to the Second Battle of Fallujah, these conflicts will never be forgotten.

The Earliest-Born American to Be Photographed Is Also a Veteran

In 1852, at age 103, Revolutionary War veteran Conrad Heyer sat down to have his picture taken. 

George Washington Was Nearly Impossible to Kill

Diseases, brutal weather, and enemy fire all failed to take him down.

That Time Los Angeles Fought off an Imaginary Japanese Bombing Raid

They called it the "Battle of L.A." There was just one problem—the City of Angels wasn't under attack.

That Time a WWII Bomber Pilot Climbed Onto the Wing Mid-Flight to Save His Crew

His crew tied a rope around his chest and he made his way onto the wing to extinguish the blaze.

When Civil War Musicians Served as Battlefield Medics

The life of a Civil War regimental band member wasn't all treble clefs and drumsticks.

Meet the Nightfighters, a Division of Allied Soldiers Who Attacked Nazis with Empty Rifles and Grenades

They launched their attacks under cover of darkness, equipped only with empty rifles, bayonets, and grenades.

Moonshot: That Time American Intelligence Collected Soviet Communication Signals Via the Moon

In 1960, a U-2 spy plane captured images of a massive and mysterious antenna in Soviet Russia...

That Time Imperial Japan Tried to Bomb the U.S. Using Hydrogen Balloons

Approximately 9,000 balloons packed with explosives drifted toward American shores...

A Most Dangerous Humanitarian Mission: When Allied Pilots Dropped Food Into Nazi Occupied Territory

The best planes for the job were bombers—aircraft that German artillery units fired upon at every opportunity.

Moe Berg: The Boston Red Sox Catcher Who May Have Changed the Course of World War II

The third-string catcher secretly served as a spy for American intelligence during WWII...

This Hard-Luck WWII Soldier Survived the Bataan Death March, Torture, and the Atomic Bomb

His captivity began with the infamous Bataan Death March and only ended with the surrender of Japan.