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John Bell Hood, born in Kentucky, graduated West Point in 1853. Hood's Texas Brigade charged and broke the union position at Gaines' Mill, but at the price of every field officer in the brigade, except for him, being killed or wounded. He would fight in most of the large battles of the war and would eventually command the Army of the Tennesee during the disastrous Franklin and Nashville Campaign. Hood would end the war with only 1 good arm and 1 leg and he died in 1879 of yellow fever.

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from BuzzFeed

16 Of The Creepiest Places In Texas That'll Forever Haunt Your Dreams

Texas Killing Fields in Texas City, Texas | 16 Of The Creepiest Places In Texas That'll Forever Haunt Your Dreams

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August 1942. Corpus Christi, Texas. "Women from all fields have joined the production army. Miss Grace Weaver, a civil service worker at the Naval Air Base and a schoolteacher before the war, is doing her part for victory along with her brother, who is a flying instructor in the Army. Miss Weaver paints the American insignia on repaired Navy plane wings."

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Army MAJ William F. Hecker III, 37, of St. Louis, Missouri. Died January 5, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during combat convoy operations in Najaf Province, Iraq.

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Army Capt. Christopher P. Petty Died January 5, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 33, of Vienna, Va.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Jan. 5 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during convoy operations in Najaf, Iraq.

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Army Sgt. Anthony O. Thompson Died September 18, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 26, of Orangeburg, S.C.; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas; killed Sept. 18 during an ambush by small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in Tikrit, Iraq.

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from NPR.org

A Contraband Camera: Photos Of World War II WASP

Lillian Yonally (above) was a WASP – a Women Airforce Service Pilot. During WWII, the 1,100 WASPs flew military aircraft on training flights in the USA to train volunteer male pilots for combat missions.

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from Mail Online

The mystery of the Texas Killing Fields... And how one man may hold the answer to the 30 young women found murdered there

The mystery of the Texas Killing Fields... And how one man may hold the answer to the 30 young women found murdered there | Daily Mail Online

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John Gregg - Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a member of the Provincial Congress of the Southern Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama and later in Richmond, Virginia. He resigned his congressional seat, formed the 7th Texas Infantry and was commissioned Brigadier General in September 1862. While fighting in the Battle of Richmond, Virginia, October 7, 1864, he was killed in action on the field at age 36.

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