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In 1942, Jackie Robinson was drafted into a segregated Army unit. He served with boxing legend Joe Louis.


R.C. Sheriff. Playwright and author. He wrote "Journey's End", which was based on his experiences in the trenches during WWI . He began his military career in The Artists Rifles.


General Albert Sidney Johnston killed at Shiloh, buried in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.


Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired 4-star general in the US Army. He was the 65th US Secretary of State. He was the first African American to serve in that position. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor, as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. He was the first African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Moses Williams, who started his military career as an illiterate soldier and later became commander of Fort Stevens near what is now Astoria, Ore. Williams died in 1899 and is buried in Vancouver. Flipper said the former Buffalo Soldier was one of the most decorated soldiers in the history of the U.S. government.


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General John Burgoyne had a long and distinguished military career, serving in the Seven Years War and later in Portugal against Spain, which made him a celebrated hero. King George elevated his rank to Lt. General and gave him an army to invade the colonies from the north. The planned pincer operation went awry and Burgoyne was forced to surrender his army.


One incredible luck for dacian archaeology: in 1965, in Philippi (Greece) was discovered a tombstone of a roman officer. It turned out to be the leader of the unit that was tasked by the emperor Trajan to track down Decebalus, the last of the dacian kings! You can see that, even if he had a long military career (revealed by the inscription), his most important achievement was that from the Dacian Wars, sculpted on the upper part of the stone, a carving similar to that frim the Trajan's…


Ulysses S. Grant was the most successful Union or Confederate general during the American Civil War. He began his military career as a cadet having enrolled in the West Point military academy at the age of 17 in 1839. After graduating from West Point in June, 1843 Grant went on to serve with distinction in the Mexican-American War. Grant was a keen observer of the war and learned battle strategies serving under Generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott...