Fate of the Former USS Enterprise

The ex-USS Enterprise will be towed, but not for now. Huntington Ingalls will be responsible to temporarily store and eventually tow the carrier under a $34 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification. CVN 65 was the oldest carrier in the fleet when … More »

US State & Local Medals

Given for service in the Second World War By David L. Burrows With the 100th Anniversary of United States entry into WWI, many collectors are discovering or renewing their interest in medals issued to veterans by local towns, cities, counties, … More »

A Tank Mystery Solved

M36 retrieved from Austrian lake by Alexander F. Contini, MPA, MA, MS Sergeant First Class Alexander and Chief Warrant Officer Deborah Contini visited St. Gilgen, Austria on their honeymoon in 1985. It was a romantic gesture as it was there … More »

Catherine “Kitty” Chappel

A WWII American Red Cross volunteer by Chris William Catherine “Kitty” Chappel was born on December 7, 1916, in the eastern port city of New London, Connecticut. Kitty’s family was comprised of “old New England stock,” being descended from the … More »

Riders for the Reich

German Equestrian Badges of WWII by Chris William The German armed forces of WWII were often thought of as being highly modern and up-to–date for their times. Limited resources, however, meant the daily transportation of supplies and secondary troops were … More »