Leadership Lessons from Patton Still Apply Today

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Leadership Lessons from Patton Still Apply Today

Soldiers in today’s Army can learn much from Gen. George Patton’s leadership style and actions during World War II, author Stephen Moore said June 1 during an Association of the U.S. Army Noon Report webinar

Patton fought in nearly every major American 20th century conflict and earned a reputation as “one of America’s greatest battlefield commanders,” according to the National World War II Museum website.

Merrill’s Marauders Recognized With Gold Medal

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Merrill’s Marauders Recognized With Gold Medal

Nearly eight decades after their heroic actions during World War II, the Army’s famed Merrill’s Marauders were honored May 25 during a virtual Congressional Gold Medal ceremony. 

The Marauders “answered the call for the most dangerous missions” and “faced the most brutal conditions in the jungles of Burma,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said during the ceremony.

Webinar Features Lessons from Patton, WWII Battle

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Webinar Features Lessons from Patton, WWII Battle

Gen. George Patton’s actions during a pivotal World War II battle against Germany’s most feared general will be the focus of an upcoming webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The online event, part of AUSA’s Noon Report series, is scheduled for noon Eastern June 1. It will feature Stephen Moore, author of Patton’s Payback: The Battle of El Guettar and General Patton’s Rise to Glory.

AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in April

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AUSA Releases 5 New Podcasts in April

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing five new podcast episodes in April on topics ranging from owning your own business to Sesame Street to World War II heroes.

New Documentary Showcases Famed Merrill’s Marauders

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New Documentary Showcases Famed Merrill’s Marauders

Nearly 80 years after their heroic actions during World War II, the Army’s famed Merrill’s Marauders will be showcased in a documentary scheduled for release in March.

They Volunteered For This: Merrill’s Marauders will premiere at the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus on March 3. It is being produced by the World War II Foundation and award-winning filmmaker Tim Gray.

New Graphic Novel Features WWII ‘Buffalo Soldier’ Hero

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New Graphic Novel Features WWII ‘Buffalo Soldier’ Hero

The story of 1st Lt. Vernon Baker, who led his platoon in an assault on a German stronghold in the mountains of Italy during World War II, is told in the latest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest valor award.

Medal of Honor: Vernon Baker tells the incredible tale of one of the nation’s famed Buffalo Soldiers and how he waited more than 50 years before he was fully recognized for his courage on the battlefield.

Ritchie Boys Honored for WWII Service, Valor

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Ritchie Boys Honored for WWII Service, Valor

The Ritchie Boys, a group of more than 19,000 refugees trained in Maryland to be U.S. intelligence specialists during World War II, are being honored in a congressional resolution that passed the Senate Aug. 9.

They got their name from Camp Ritchie, where the foreign-born soldiers from more than 70 countries were taught to be counterintelligence, interpreters, interrogators, photo analysts and psychological warfare experts, among many other skills. About 200 of them, ranging in age from 95 to 107, are still living.

Bills Honoring 1st All-Black, All-Female Unit Gain Support

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Bills Honoring 1st All-Black, All-Female Unit Gain Support

Support is growing to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the first and only all-female, all-Black American battalion to deploy overseas during World War II.

Bills pending in the Senate and House call for honoring the women of the battalion, commonly known as the Six Triple Eight, for their pioneering service, devotion to duty and contributions to increase the morale of service members serving in the European theater during World War II.