Novelty, Adaptation Needed in Lethal Future Fight

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Novelty, Adaptation Needed in Lethal Future Fight

As the Army modernizes for large-scale combat operations, an examination of the war in Ukraine and the 1940 Battle of France could provide insights for penetrating organized defenses in an era of high technology, writes the author of a new paper.

WWII Army Veteran Receives France’s Highest Honor

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WWII Army Veteran Receives France’s Highest Honor

John Gojmerac, a World War II veteran who served in the 3rd Infantry Division, recently was awarded the insignia of Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest decoration.

Jeremie Robert, consul general of France in New York, presented the award to Gojmerac Oct. 20 in a ceremony in Tonawanda, New York. 

AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in June

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AUSA Releases 2 New Podcasts in June

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing two new podcasts in June as part of its relaunched “Army Matters” series.

First up is a podcast featuring retired Col. Edna Cummings, an Army Reserve ambassador for Maryland and documentary producer who has championed the story of the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. Known as the “Six Triple Eight,” the battalion was the first and only all-female, all-Black American battalion to deploy overseas during World War II.

New AUSA Graphic Novel Features World War II Hero

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New AUSA Graphic Novel Features World War II Hero

Staff Sgt. Edward Carter Jr., who single-handedly fought the enemy while wounded and helped U.S. forces capture a nearby German town during World War II, is the focus of the latest graphic novel in the Association of the U.S. Army’s series on recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor.

Medal of Honor: Edward Carter Jr. tells of the Los Angeles native’s actions on March 23, 1945, near Speyer, Germany. It also highlights his incredible life before the Army. 

Retired Lt. Gen. Richard Trefry Dies

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Retired Lt. Gen. Richard Trefry Dies

Retired Lt. Gen. Richard Trefry, a veteran of World War II and Vietnam who spent 33 years in uniform and a longtime senior fellow of the Association of the U.S. Army, has died. He was 98.

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.