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Articles by Rolando C. Delos Reyes III

Posted on Mar 4, 2005 in Stuff We Like

Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton: Above and Beyond

‘If you are familiar with the epic mini-series “Band of Brothers”, an HBO screenplay based on the novel written by acclaimed military historian Stephen Ambrose, then the name Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton will surely ring a bell. Compton, played by actor Neal McDonough, was a highly esteemed officer in Easy Company, part of the famed “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne. The unit was awarded with the Presidential Unit Citation for holding the main line of resistance during Hitler’s last counteroffensive in the Battle of the Bulge.’

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Posted on Mar 1, 2005 in War College

The Role of Women and Minorities during the Second World War

‘The Army also had inadequate tanks and aircraft. In a great display of patriotism, millions of American citizens volunteered to become soldiers. From an armed force of only 175,000 in 1941, the U.S. Army grew to more than 8,000,000. Along with the increase in manpower was the industrial mobilization of weapons and military equipment – after the war, the U.S. had created over 250,000 aircraft, and other war machines like tanks had the same booming growth rate.’

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