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1st Lt. Paul Donal Meyer met his wife 2nd Lt. Elaine Gardner Mitchell during World War II.
May 15, 2015 When the United States entered World War II, gender roles began to shift based on the needs of a country at war. Women started working in factories, and the U.S. military began actively recruiting women to serve. 1st Lt.
Pfc. Robert D. Watts in uniform in an undated photo.
May 13, 2015 Drafted into the service in January 1942 at the age of 27, Pfc. Robert D. Watts, best known as Dalton to his family and friends, personified the American G.I. of World War II.
Cpl. David L. Conway died April 14, 1945.
May 11, 2015 In the midst of 1944, World War II raged in both Europe and the Pacific. Cpl. David L. Conway, a married man with a two-year-old daughter at home, had been stationed in Washington, DC, far away from the theaters of operation.
May 7, 2015 The American Battle Monuments Commission in conjunction with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) and Virginia Tech (VT) has released Bringing the Great War Home: Teaching with the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery,
Cpl. William H. Myers, Jr., in uniform in an undated photo.
May 6, 2015 Shortly after Cpl. William H. Myers, Jr., arrived overseas with the 571st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in November 1944, he learned he was going to be a father.
Headstones decorated with flowers and photos.
May 5, 2015 Every marble headstone and every name on the Wall of the Missing at an ABMC cemetery represents a person who gave the ultimate sacrifice. These people were fathers, mothers, brothers, uncles, sons, and daughters.
An eagle sculpture adorns the entrance to Lorraine American Cemetery.
May 4, 2015 National History Day (NHD) announced this morning the launch of phase one of a new, free teacher resource,
United States flag with American Battle Monuments Commission logo
May 1, 2015 On May 8, 1945 the world celebrated the end of World War II in Europe, but for some young American children it represented the beginning of a lifetime without their fathers.
Screenshot of map showing Italy and Mediterrean Sea
April 27, 2015 Allied forces conquered Sicily in the summer of 1943, securing the island by August 17. This defeat precipitated the fall of Fascist Dictator Benito Mussolini, and the new Italian government negotiated an armistice with the Allies.