Robert Lewis Howard

SOG’S finest warrior

Robert Lewis Howard was a highly decorated United States Army Special Forces officer and Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. He was wounded 14 times over 54 months of combat, was awarded the Medal of Honor, eight Purple...

/ 10/18/2018
Roza Shanina

Roza Shanina the unseen terror of East Prussia

Roza Shanina was a Soviet sniper during World War II who was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. Shanina volunteered for the military after the death of her brother in 1941 and chose...

/ 10/16/2018
Charles Hazlitt Upham

Charles Hazlitt Upham

Charles Hazlitt Upham, VC & Bar was a New Zealand soldier who earned the Victoria Cross twice during the Second World War; in Crete in May 1941, and at Ruweisat Ridge, Egypt, in July 1942.

/ 10/16/2018

Lieutenant Thomas Norris

In the spring of 1972, an American electronic surveillance plane was shot down over North Vietnam. One crewman survived the crash and narrowly escaped capture. The Air Force launched an unprecedented rescue effort. In five days, 14 people were killed,...

/ 10/14/2018
Having a drink with a German friend

Collaborator girls of WWII

It’s 1942 and the Germans occupy and dominate the vast majority of Europe. They were there, on the scene, and the local men either were not (dead, in prison camps, in hiding) or were greatly diminished in status. Like soldiers...

/ 10/14/2018
The Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program

The Phoenix Program was a brutal counterinsurgency program run by William Colby, later head of the C.I.A., aimed at weeding out Viet Cong and their sympathizers. According to some sources, more than 25,000 suspected Viet Cong were killed, many of...

/ 10/14/2018
William Hart Pitsenbarger

William Hart Pitsenbarger

United States Air Force Pararescueman who gave his life aiding and defending a unit of soldiers pinned down by an enemy assault in Vietnam. He was initially posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross, which was later upgraded to the Medal...

/ 10/14/2018
Jerry M. Shriver (MAD DOG)

Jerry M. Shriver (MAD DOG)

By all accounts, Jerry M. Shriver — also known not-so-affectionately by the Vietcong as "Mad Dog" — was a man who had quite a bounty on his head during the Vietnam War.

/ 10/14/2018