“Outstanding Veterans” Series: Ensign Jesse Brown

On July 26th, 1948 President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981, effectively creating the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. This order required the immediate desegregation of all United States military branches, units, and housing facilities. As ever on his rather progressive social crusade, President Truman faced intense criticism … Continue reading “Outstanding Veterans” Series: Ensign Jesse Brown

“Outstanding Veterans”: Major Dick Winters

Beginning our “Outstanding Veterans” series is Major Richard “Dick” Winters, commander of Easy Company of the 2nd battalion, 506th parachute infantry regiment, part of the “Screaming Eagles” 101st Airborne Division. Genteel and respectful towards the men under his command, Winters would shape the lives of his soldiers in arms for eternity as he would shape … Continue reading “Outstanding Veterans”: Major Dick Winters