Maritime workers who were basically kidnapped into the British Royal Navy were a key force in the War of Independence.
Imported from Mediterranean ports, the marvelous pack animals served to great acclaim in the military.
Jessica Lynch was the first woman American POW to be successfully rescued. She became symbolic in ways that had little to do with the facts of her story.
Intending to rein in spending, the 1947 National Security Act reorganized the military establishment.