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American Henry Gunther is generally recognized as the last soldier killed in action in World War I. He was killed 60 seconds before the armistice came into force while charging astonished German troops who were aware the Armistice was nearly upon them

American Henry Gunther is generally recognized as the last soldier killed in action in World War I. He was killed 60 seconds before the armistice came into force while charging astonished German troops who were aware the Armistice was nearly upon them

World War One: The symbolic reunion of five brothers killed in action - BBC News

Reunited in death: The five brothers killed in WW1

World War One: The symbolic reunion of five brothers killed in action - BBC News

George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.

More than 50 years after their heroic actions, these seven African Americans who served during World War II were honored with our nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, in January.

Fred Andrews was a soldier from Birmingham who fought during World War I. He was killed in action in 1916 at 21 years of age. His mother produced this postcard in an effort to find him, and even sent copies to Germany.

Desperate for news of her son, Fred Andrews’ mother sent this postcard to German prisoner of war camps. The card was stamped ‘Nicht ermittelt’, ‘not verified’. © Birmingham Museums and Galleries (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

Albert Ball, decorated British flying ace during World War I. Died at the age of 20 while pursuing the brother of the infamous (and also dashing) Red Baron through a cloudbank.  Submitted by agreeablecar

Albert Ball, decorated British flying ace during World War I. Died at the age of 20 while pursuing the brother of the infamous Red Baron through a cloudbank. Submitted by agreeablecar

The WW1 Memorial Plaque – also known as the Death Penny or Dead Mans Penny – was awarded to personnel killed as a result of war. Over 1.3 Million World War One Memorial Plaques were issued. Plaques were awarded to the next of kin of those killed in action and were accompanied by a memorial scroll from the King.

The WW1 Memorial Plaque – also known as the Death Penny or Dead Mans Penny – was awarded to personnel killed as a result of war. Over 1.3 Million World War One Memorial Plaques were issued. Plaques were awarded to the next of kin of those killed in action and were accompanied by a memorial scroll from the King.

Dickey Chapelle was born Georgette Meyer in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Chapelle covered the Second World War in Iwo Jima and Okinawa and became known for her coverage of major wars for Life, Look, and National Geographic. In 1965, while covering the Vietnam conflict, Chapelle was killed by a landmine. She was the first female correspondent killed in action.

Dickey Chapelle, born Georgette Louise Meyer in WISCONSIN (March was an American photo-journalist known for her work as a war correspondent from World War II through the Vietnam War. First female war correspondent killed.

Vietnam War Memorial. This a beautiful depiction. When the wall traveled to our area we visited it with my step-Dad. Veterans have such a heavy survivor's guilt, I have never seen him so upset.

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The Vietnam Memorial for those fallen soldiers . The Vietnam Memorial for those fallen soldiers . The Vietnam Memorial for those fallen soldiers .

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