At the end of the Vietnam War and the end of selective service, the United States Army was forced to rebuild itself into an all-volunteer force. The Army in the late 1970s and early 1980s was untested in combat and faced a crisis in confidence, a reduction in size, and
It took three long years. But the Michigan Military Heritage Museum in Grass Lake has a new prize exhibit — a 1917 Ford Model T restored to look like a World War I-era ambulance. The ambulance arrived at the museum on Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Board Member Scott Gerych couldn’t
In the early morning hours of December 20, 1989, the United States Army spearheaded a carefully planned and well-executed attack that overwhelmed the Panamanian Defense Forces (PDF) of dictator Manuel Noriega. The goal was to restore the democratically elected government of Guillermo Endara and arrest Noriega on drug trafficking charges.
During the First World War, Michigan contributed over 135,000 servicemen and women and had over 5,000 casualties but Michigan’s biggest contribution to the war effort was not its servicemen and women but its engineering and manufacturing capability. Michigan had four volunteer units they were Base Hospitals #17 (Harper Hospital now
During World War 2, Michigan became the Arsenal of Democracy producing 25,000 tanks and 8,500 B-24 Bombers. $21 Billion of the war effort spending of $200 Billion went to Michigan companies. Of that $21 Billion, $13 Billion went to Detroit area companies. 613,543 residents served in the armed forces, 10,263
Civil War General William H. Withington and his Congressional Medal of Honor? See an Original Civil War Era Congressional Medal of Honor from William H. Withington. General Withington from Jackson County, served his country during the Civil War and was awarded the country’s high medal for his actions at the