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Traitors

On 1 Jan 1781, 1,500 soldiers from the Pennsylvania Line–all 11 regiments under General Anthony Wayne’s command–insisted that their 3-yr enlistments had expired, killed 3 officers in a drunken rage and abandoned the Continental...

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Winning the Revolutionary War

On 17 Dec 1777, the French foreign minister, Charles Gravier, count of Vergennes, officially acknowledged the US as an independent nation. News of the Continental Army’s overwhelming victory against the British General John Burgoyne at...

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One life to give

On 10 Sept 1776, General George Washington asked for a volunteer for an extremely dangerous mission: to gather intelligence behind enemy lines before the coming Battle of Harlem Heights. Captain Nathan Hale, 21 years old, of the 19th Regiment of the...

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Benedict Arnold’s Leg

On 30 Aug 1780 Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army, agreed to surrender his command to the British and join them. As a result, his name is sometimes used in lieu of the word “traitor.” When the Revolutionary War broke out he joined...

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Bastille Day in Afghanistan

Freedom is a bond that unites the US, Afghanistan and the coalition of partner nations. As service members of each nation sacrifice to secure Afghanistan, it’s important to remember those who have walked the path of freedom before us. Lessons...

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