From the Civil War, to Vietnam, to World War II, and more contemporary conflicts, soldiers have been writing home from the front lines for centuries. Has anyone ever written to you from the battlefield? Do you have any war letters or stories about wartime correspondence to share with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE?
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Franklin Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The international race to develop biological weapons during the 20th century.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.