Veterans Day Military History Link Roundup

Veterans Day is observed every November 11th in the United States. It marks the end of fighting in World War I, the war that was supposed to end all wars, and honors our nation’s military veterans. Here at the Unwritten Record, we share a lot of records related to military history and those who have served in the military. Here’s a roundup of posts from the last year that you may have missed:

Image used in “Montford Point Marines.” Original Caption: “A MARINE INFANTRY PLATOON–at Montford Point Camp is caught swinging along in cadence back to the barracks area after a long, energy-draining hike.” Photographer: Wilson. Date: April 1945. Local Photo Identifier: 127-GC-404-9495

The Civil War

Alexander Gardner’s Photographs of the Civil War

The Voyage of the USS Chimo

Civil War Maps from the Army Corps of Engineers Now Digitized

World War I

“Hello Girls” – Women Telephone Operators during WWI

Spotlight: The Harlem Hellfighters Return Home

“…her loss remains unknown…” : The Mysterious Disappearance of the USS Cyclops (AC-4)

World War II

Navajo Code Talkers

Spotlight: US Air Force World War II Photography

Montford Point Marines


Life-Saving Stations of Maryland: Drawings from RG 26, Maps and Plans for Lifesaving Stations

Celebrate Nurses Week with the Military Nurse

Sinking the Fleets of World War I

Image used in “Hello Girls.” Exchange, Camp Grant, Ill. (NAID 45567937, 165-WW-597B-7)

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  1. My grand uncle, Paul H Maynard fought in the 26th Yankee Division WW1. I have dozens of letters written by him from the battlefields in France. The American Battle Monument Commission created a 24 minute documentary featuring some of Paul’s Letters. The film is Never Forgotten and can be seen on You Tube. Paul was selected to be the face of all the soldiers killed in WW1.
    He died the last hours of the war and was considered the last soldier from Connecticut killed in the war.
    His last letter written to his brother (my grandfather) ended with,“ Write often and don’t forget your old chum”.
    “Don’t forget your old chum”. That is what Veteran’s Day is all about. We must remember the sacrifices of so many.
    Rick Maynard

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