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Aachen or Bad Aachen, French and traditional English: Aix-la-Chapelle, is a spa and border city.
The Air Medal is a military decoration of the United States Armed Forces.
The Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine was a phase in the Western European Campaign of World War II.
The Allied invasion of Sicily, codenamed Operation Husky, was a major campaign of World War II, in which the Allies took the island of Sicily from the Axis powers (Italy and Nazi Germany).
Antwerp (Antwerpen, Anvers) is a city in Belgium, and is the capital of Antwerp province in Flanders.
Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado, spanning Arapahoe and Adams counties, with the extreme southeastern portion of the city extending into Douglas County.
Ühlingen-Birkendorf is a municipality in the district of Waldshut in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Bad Honnef is a spa town in Germany near Bonn in the Rhein-Sieg district, North Rhine-Westphalia.
Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is a process by a United States federal government commission to increase United States Department of Defense efficiency by planning the end of the Cold War realignment and closure of military installations.
The Battle of Hürtgen Forest (Schlacht im Hürtgenwald) was a series of fierce battles fought from 19 September to 16 December 1944 between American and German forces on the Western Front during World War II in the Hürtgen Forest about east of the Belgian–German border.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II.
The Battle of the Scheldt in World War II was a series of military operations by Canadian, British and Polish formations to open up the shipping route to Antwerp so that its port could be used to supply the Allies in north-west Europe.
Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, (17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976), nicknamed "Monty" and "The Spartan General", was a senior British Army officer who fought in both the First World War and the Second World War.
Robert Shaw (May 22, 1921 – April 10, 2011) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL).
Breda is a city and municipality in the southern part of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Brabant.
A bridgehead (or bridge-head) is the strategically important area of ground around the end of a bridge or other place of possible crossing over a body of water which at time of conflict is sought to be defended/taken over by the belligerent forces.
The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces.
The Bronze Star Medal, unofficially the Bronze Star, is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.
Major General Bryant Edward Moore (June 6, 1894 – February 24, 1951) was a United States Army officer who commanded the 8th Infantry Division during and after World War II, and the IX Corps in the Korean War.
A cadet is a trainee.
Camp Adair was a United States Army division training facility established north of Corvallis, Oregon, operating from 1942 to 1946.
Campaign streamers are decorations attached to military flags to recognize particular achievements or events of a military unit or service.
Cecil Hamilton Bolton (October 7, 1908 – January 22, 1965) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.
Charles Repenning (August 4, 1922, Oak Park, Illinois—January 5, 2005, Lakewood, Colorado) was an American paleontologist and zoologist noted for his work on shrews, fossil rodents, modern pinnipeds and their extinct relatives, the Desmostylia.
Cologne (Köln,, Kölle) is the largest city in the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth most populated city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich).
The term Combat service support (or CSS) is utilized by numerous military organizations throughout the world to describe entities that provide direct and indirect sustainment services to the groups that engage (or are potentially to be engaged) in combat.
In the United States Army, the term combat support refers to units that provide fire support and operational assistance to combat elements.
Düren is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, between Aachen and Cologne on the river Rur.
Demobilization or demobilisation (see spelling differences) is the process of standing down a nation's armed forces from combat-ready status.
A distinctive unit insignia (DUI) is a metallic heraldic badge or device worn by soldiers in the United States Army.
The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army (and previously the United States Air Force), for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force.
The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) is a military award of the United States Army that is presented to any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States military, has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in a duty of great responsibility.
A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.
Edward Irving Koch (December 12, 1924February 1, 2013) was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator.
Eschweiler is a municipality in the district of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany on the river Inde, near the German-Belgian-Dutch frontier, and about east of Aachen and west of Cologne.
Etten is a village in the Dutch province of Gelderland.
Etten-Leur is a municipality in the southern Netherlands.
Field Marshal has been the highest rank in the British Army since 1736.
The First Canadian Army (1reArmée canadienne) was a field army and the senior formation of the Canadian Army that served on the Western Front from July 1944 until May 1945 during the Second World War.
The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army, having seen service in both World War I and World War II, under some of the most famous and distinguished officers of the U.S. Army.
Fort Lawton was a United States Army post located in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle, Washington overlooking Puget Sound.
Fort Lewis is a United States military facility located south-southwest of Tacoma, Washington, under the jurisdiction of the United States Army Joint Base Garrison, Joint Base Lewis–McChord.
Fort Shafter is in Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu, Hawai‘i, extending up the interfluve (ridgeline) between Kalihi and Moanalua valleys, as well as onto the coastal plain (as Shafter Flats) at Māpunapuna.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
Major General Gilbert R. Cook (December 30, 1889 – September 19, 1963) was a senior United States Army officer.
The Governor of Iowa is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Iowa.
Wolf Gunther Plaut, (November 1, 1912 – February 8, 2012) was a Reform rabbi and author.
Halle (Saale) is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.
The Harz is a Mittelgebirge that has the highest elevations in Northern Germany and its rugged terrain extends across parts of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia.
The history of the United States Army began in 1775.
Hugh Leo Carey (April 11, 1919 – August 7, 2011) was an American politician and attorney.
I Corps ("First Corps") was an army corps in existence as an active formation in the British Army for most of the 80 years from its creation in the First World War until the end of the Cold War, longer than any other corps.
Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.
III Corps is a corps of the United States Army headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas.
The Inde (L'Inde) is a small river in Belgium, and in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Germany.
Inden is a municipality in the district of Düren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.
The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France, on 6 June 1944.
James George Snitzer (1926 – 22 March 1945), also known as Jimmy Snitzer or Jim Snitzer, was an American film actor.
John Russell Deane Jr. (June 8, 1919 – July 18, 2013) was a highly decorated United States Army officer with the rank of General.
The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.
Leo Arthur Hoegh (pronounced hoyg;Obituary,, New York Times, 2000-07-24, accessed June 15, 2008. March 30, 1908 – July 15, 2000) was a decorated U.S. Army officer, lawyer, and politician who served as the 33rd Governor of Iowa from 1955 to 1957.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, major general is a two-star general-officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8.
Manche is a French department in Normandy (Normandie), named for the English Channel, which is known as La Manche, literally "the sleeve", in French, that borders its north and west shores and part of its east shore.
The Mark is a river in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.
Medebach is a town in the Hochsauerland district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Merkén or merquén (from the Mapuche mezkeñ) is a smoked chili pepper (or in Spanish, ají) used as a condiment that is often combined with other ingredients when in ground form.
The Meuse (la Meuse; Walloon: Moûze) or Maas (Maas; Maos or Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea.
Moerdijk is a municipality and a town in the South of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.
A mortar is usually a simple, lightweight, man portable, muzzle-loaded weapon, consisting of a smooth-bore metal tube fixed to a base plate (to absorb recoil) with a lightweight bipod mount.
The Mulde is a river in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Nevada (see pronunciations) is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.
The Ninth Army is a field army of the United States Army, garrisoned at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission.
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority.
One Station Unit Training, sometimes referred to as One Site Unit Training, is a term used by the United States Army to refer to a training program in which recruits remain with the same unit for both Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT).
Operation Market Garden (17–25 September 1944) was an unsuccessful Allied military operation planned, and predominantly led, by the British.
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region on the West Coast of the United States.
The Oregon Maneuver was a large scale military training exercise held in Central Oregon in 1943.
Paderborn is a city in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district.
Paleontology or palaeontology is the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch (roughly 11,700 years before present).
Pasco is a city in, and the county seat of, Franklin County, Washington, United States.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County.
The Presidential Unit Citation (PUC), originally called the Distinguished Unit Citation, is awarded to units of the Uniformed services of the United States, and those of allied countries, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy on or after 7 December 1941 (the date of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the start of American involvement in World War II).
Pretzsch is a small town and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
R.R. Bowker LLC ("Bowker") is an American limited liability company based in New Providence, New Jersey, and incorporated in Delaware.
In Judaism, a rabbi is a teacher of Torah.
Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training or colloquially boot camp, refers to the initial instruction of new military personnel.
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army (Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия (РККА), Raboche-krest'yanskaya Krasnaya armiya (RKKA), frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия (КА), Krasnaya armiya (KA), in English: Red Army, also in critical literature and folklore of that epoch – Red Horde, Army of Work) was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and, after 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
Remagen is a town in Germany in the Land Rhineland-Palatinate, in the district of Ahrweiler.
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) are a group of college and university-based officer training programs for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.
--> The Rhine (Rhenus, Rein, Rhein, le Rhin,, Italiano: Reno, Rijn) is a European river that begins in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in the southeastern Swiss Alps, forms part of the Swiss-Liechtenstein, Swiss-Austrian, Swiss-German and then the Franco-German border, then flows through the German Rhineland and the Netherlands and eventually empties into the North Sea.
Roosendaal is both a city and a municipality in the southern Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Ruhr Pocket was a battle of encirclement that took place in April 1945, on the Western Front near the end of World War II, in the Ruhr Area of Germany.
The Rur (German; in Dutch Roer and French: la Roer) is a major river that flows through portions of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
The Saale, also known as the Saxon Saale (Sächsische Saale) and Thuringian Saale (Thüringische Saale), is a river in Germany and a left-bank tributary of the Elbe.
Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.
A shoulder sleeve insignia (often abbreviated SSI), is an embroidered patch worn on some uniforms of the United States Army.
The Silver Star Medal, unofficially the Silver Star, is the United States Armed Forces's third-highest personal decoration for valor in combat.
The Soldier's Medal is an individual decoration of the United States Army.
The Soviet Army (SA; Советская Армия, Sovetskaya Armiya) is the name given to the main land-based branch of the Soviet Armed Forces between February 1946 and December 1991, when it was replaced with the Russian Ground Forces, although it was not taken fully out of service until 25 December 1993.
Standdaarbuiten is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant.
Staufenberg is the southernmost municipality of the district of Göttingen, and of Lower Saxony, Germany.
Stolberg is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Stommeln is a village in the north-west of Cologne, Germany.
The Superior Unit Award is a decoration of the United States Army which is awarded in peacetime to any unit of the Army which displays outstanding meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances.
Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr. (April 1, 1888 – September 12, 1969) was a senior United States Army officer who fought in both World War I and World War II.
Training is teaching, or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies.
The Tunisian Campaign (also known as the Battle of Tunisia) was a series of battles that took place in Tunisia during the North African Campaign of the Second World War, between Axis and Allied forces.
The Twelfth United States Army Group was the largest and most powerful United States Army formation ever to take to the field, commanding four field armies at its peak in 1945: First United States Army, Third United States Army, Ninth United States Army and Fifteenth United States Army.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
United States Army Basic Training (also known as Initial Entry Training, IET) is the recruit training program of physical and mental preparation for service in the United States Army, United States Army Reserve or Army National Guard.
The United States Army Center of Military History (CMH) is a directorate within the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.
The United States Army Institute of Heraldry, also known as The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH), furnishes heraldic services to the U.S. Armed Forces and other U.S. government organizations, including the Executive Office of the President.
The United States Army Reserve (USAR) is the federal reserve force of the United States Army.
The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York, in Orange County.
Utah is a state in the western United States.
Established in 1849, the Vancouver Barracks was the first U.S. Army base located in the Pacific Northwest.
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, and the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon.
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, VE Day or simply V Day, celebrated on May 8, 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
The VII Corps of the United States Army was one of the two principal corps of the United States Army Europe during the Cold War.
The Weser is a river in Northwestern Germany.
The Western Allied invasion of Germany was coordinated by the Western Allies during the final months of hostilities in the European theatre of World War II.
The Western Front was a military theatre of World War II encompassing Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany. World War II military engagements in Southern Europe and elsewhere are generally considered under separate headings. The Western Front was marked by two phases of large-scale combat operations. The first phase saw the capitulation of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France during May and June 1940 after their defeat in the Low Countries and the northern half of France, and continued into an air war between Germany and Britain that climaxed with the Battle of Britain. The second phase consisted of large-scale ground combat (supported by a massive air war considered to be an additional front), which began in June 1944 with the Allied landings in Normandy and continued until the defeat of Germany in May 1945.
Willy F. James Jr. (March 18, 1920 - April 8, 1945) was a United States Army private first class who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during World War II.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Wuustwezel is a municipality located in the north of the Belgian province of Antwerp.
Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the western United States.
XIX Corps was a corps-sized formation of the United States Army, initially allocated to the Organized Reserves in California and seven other western and northwestern states.
Zevenbergen is a Dutch city which is a part of the municipality of Moerdijk.
Zundert is a municipality and town in the south of the Netherlands, in the province of North Brabant.
The Polish 1st Armoured Division (Polish 1 Dywizja Pancerna) was an armoured division of the Polish Armed Forces in the West during World War II.
The 1st Brigade, 104th Division is an training brigade of the United States Army.
The 1st Infantry Division is a combined arms division of the United States Army, and is the oldest continuously serving in the Regular Army.
The 21st Army Group was a World War II British headquarters formation, in command of two field armies and other supporting units, consisting primarily of the British Second Army and the First Canadian Army.
The 2nd Brigade, 104th Division is an infantry brigade of the United States Army.
The 304th Infantry Regiment currently consists of two battalions in the United States Army Reserve.
The 317th Infantry Regiment was a regiment of the United States Army during World War II.
The 3rd Armored Division ("Spearhead") was an armored division of the United States Army.
The 3rd Brigade, 104th Division is an infantry brigade of the United States Army.
The 413th Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army Reserve.
The 414th Regiment is a training regiment of the United States Army Reserve.
The 415th Regiment is a regiment of the United States Army Reserve.
The 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army.
The 4th Brigade, 104th Division is an infantry brigade of the United States Army.
The U.S. 60th Infantry Regiment is a regimental unit in the United States Army.
The 69th Infantry Division, nicknamed the "fighting 69th," was a Division of the United States Army formed during World War II.
The 7th Armored Division ("Lucky Seventh") was an armored division of the United States Army that saw distinguished service on the Western Front, from August 1944 until May 1945, during World War II.
The 9th Infantry Division ("Old Reliables") was created as the 9th Division during World War I, but never deployed overseas.