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Army SGT Kyle Dayton, 22, of El Dorado Hills, California. Died December 3, 2007, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died of injuries sustained in a non-combat-related incident in Ashwah, Anbar Province, Iraq. SGT Dayton's unit responded to a logistics convoy accident and one of the vehicles unexpectedly ignited and exploded.

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General Robert F. Hoke proved to be one of Lee’s most capable commanders. Hoke was detached to his home State of North Carolina where he liberated Plymouth from enemy occupation in April 1864, and very nearly accomplished the same at New Bern. Sent by Lee to defend Fort Fisher from enemy attack in late 1864, Hoke’s veteran division effectively opposed the enemy march on Wilmington, forcing them into wide flanking movements. Read more at…

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Valley of Fire ~ Nevada Main attractions:extensive outcrops of red, yellow and pink rocks, eroded into striking formations. Park also has petrified dunes, narrow canyons, sheer cliffs and petroglyphs, and is one of the most photogenic locations in the Southwest Nearest city with hotels:North Las Vegas, 43 miles Management: Nevada Division of State Parks

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Erwin Rommel was an outstanding and an unconventional military leader with unique methods of command. Erwin Rommel is one of the few commanders, who was not involved in any war crimes. Rommel was highly respected by his enemies and was considered to be the last of the knights. During the North African Campaign, Rommel often cut the water rations of his troop, so that the prisoners of war could survive.

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Much has been documented about US soldiers’ involvement in the Korean War. In this memoir, one officer details the little-known events of the battle of the Koto-ri Pass in North Korea in 1950. Chosin Reservoir narrates the role of the First Platoon, Battery A, Fiftieth AAA Battalion, X Corps, US Army, in facilitating the withdrawal of the First Marine Division from the Chosin Reservoir.

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The aptly named Point Sublime, on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, offers one of the most breathtaking views of this natural wonder. The U.S. Geological Survey commissioned artists William Henry Holmes and Thomas Moran to create illustrations for Tertiary History of the Grand Cañon, to convey to readers the stunning visual impact of the geological formations. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

The Bukovina (land of beech trees) is one fascinating part of the north east of Rumania. It is famous for its magnificent painted monasteries where the tradition of painting Easter eggs is still alive.

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January 1943. "Freight train operations on the Chicago & North Western Railroad between Chicago and Clinton, Iowa. The caboose is the conductor's second home. He always uses the same one and many conductors cook and sleep there while waiting for trains to take back from division points." Medium-format negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

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