Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen

As a Soldier, Lorimer Rich served his country in World War I. As an architect, he honored his fallen brethren by designing the Tomb of the Unknowns. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen Building the Tomb, honoring the fallen

Clash of the titans

The “Desert Roques” of the 64th Armor Regiment show what it takes to get a shot at the coveted U.S. Army Sullivan Cup. (DOD photos by Pete Ising, DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers)

Clash of the titans Clash of the titans

It’s in their genes

Tropic Lightning’s history and vision fuel key role in Pacific Rebalance. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

It’s in their genes It's in their genes

Running the ‘Gauntlet’

Soldiers fight through some of the Army’s darkest days in the Korean War.

Running the ‘Gauntlet’ Running the ‘Gauntlet’

Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors

A DOD program is helping five U.S. Army NCOs pursue their dreams to study medicine, while continuing to serve on active duty. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)

Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors Program offers enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to become doctors

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Cpl. Ralph Hockley’s Bremen Detention Camp Pass from post-World War II Germany. (Photo courtesy of retired Col. Ralph M. Hockley)
5 May 2016

Witness to history

In his youth, Col. Ralph M. Hockley was a German Jew on the run from the Nazis. Years later, he would return to Germany as an American Soldier, fight in the Korean War and serve as a intelligence agent during the Cold War.

Army Strong Family
14 April 2016

Giving all they can

The McIntyre-Brewer family has remained selfless and resilient in the face of deployments and life-threatening illnesses, advocating for veterans, wounded warriors and sick children.

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24 March 2016

Awarding the Medal of Honor

Army officials work to ensure heroes get the medals and recognition they deserve, even decades later.

Nicole Witmer, now a volunteer ambassador in the Veterans Ambassador Program, speaks with a veteran during the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center's Army Heritage Days in 2014. It was this event that she said inspired her to participate in the program.
10 November 2015

Every Army story is important

USAHEC's Veterans Ambassador Program aims to preserve the past through Soldiers' oral histories.

Sgt. Angelo Gepponi, who was a cook with the 77th Infantry Division in World War II, would paint scenes from daily life around camp. This watercolor, called "Field Mess Line (Untitled)," depicts Soldiers waiting to get chow. Gepponi's combat works will be displayed in the "Cook, Pot and Palette" exhibit at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, until December 2015. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)
9 September 2015

‘Cook, Pot and Palette’

Sgt. Angelo Gepponi’s field art from World War II continues to inspire artists today and serves as a witness to history.

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11 December 2015

Little-known facts about the Army-Navy game

Dec. 12, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy meet on the gridiron for the 116th time. The game steeped in tradition that's come to be known as "America's Game" has some fascinating little-known facts.

30 September 2015

Suicide: Recognizing the warning signs

Experts talk about how to recognize warning signs for suicide, even when, like many military families, you’re hundreds of miles away.

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The Designer
A Sentinel guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the snow, Dec. 29, 2012 in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The Tomb is guarded 24-hours a day 7-days a week. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luisito Brooks)
Former Honor Guard Sergeant of the Guard Sgt. 1st Class Tanner M. Welch stands near the engraved names of each Soldier who has been awarded the Tomb Guard Identification Badge.  (Photo courtesy of Sgt. 1st Class Tanner M. Welch)
The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, has never been officially named. (U.S. Army photo by Kerry Solan)
The Tomb Guard Identification Badge is the second-least awarded badge in the U.S. Army, after the Astronaut Badge. (Photo courtey of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard")
May 30, 1958 the unknowns from World War II and the Korean War were interred at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The flags that draped the caskets are on display in the Memorial Amphitheater Trophy Room at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Army photo)
April 9, 1932, craftsmen completed the carving of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (Photo courtesy of the Syracuse University Archives)
Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis (left) and Maj. Gen. B.F. Cheatham, Quartermaster General of the United States Army, inspect the accepted design and model for the completion of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, which was submitted by sculptor Thomas Hudson Jones and architect Lorimer Rich, both World War I veterans. (Photo courtesy of the National Archives)
Marble block that would be used to construct the Tomb of the Unknowns en route from the Yule Creek Valley in Colorado to Vermont. (Photo courtesy of the Syracuse University Archives)
As a U.S. Army infantryman, Lorimer Rich served his country in World War I. As an architect, he honored his fallen brethren by designing the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. (DOD graphic by Peggy Frierson, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity)
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