The first officially formed regiment of northern black soldiers who fought in the Civil War was formed after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and consisted mostly of free men.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
With over a million already dead, heroic American soldiers and nurses served in the closing battles of World War I.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
How do you manage weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them?
Winner, 2010 Peabody Award --- The 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the soldiers who broke ranks to bring the atrocity to light.
Insurmountable odds. Unforgiving conditions. Unyielding courage.