Kalpacks, Keffiyehs & Turbans

by Peter Suciu British headdress in the Middle East At the end of WWI, the British and French partitioned the former Ottoman Empire’s Middle Eastern territories and took these lands as mandates – a post-war transfer of territory that likely … More »

Citizen Soldier; Prisoner

by Chris William Just 19 years old, radio assembler Harold Dombo was a long way away from his Brooklyn, NY, hometown when he received a draft notice in 1942, while working at a defense plant in Carroll, Ill. In January … More »

Four dogs receive top honors for valor

WASHINGTON, D.C. _ A Czech German Shepherd who sniffed out improvised explosive devices while also coming under and surviving enemy fire in Afghanistan; an athletic black Labrador retriever who served four combat tours in Afghanistan where he detected explosives and … More »

The Spanish Cockade of 1898

A ‘Bit of Ribbon’ worth fighting for by William K. Combs Napoleon Bonaparte has often been quoted as saying, “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” For souvenir hungry American soldiers fighting in the … More »