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12 JULY 1862- ARMY MEDAL OF HONOR SIGNED INTO LAW A Navy was approved in December 1861, Lincoln signed the Army version into law in 1862 "to such NCO's and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action." It included officers in 1863.
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CMH Jul 11
NEW ARMY MUSEUM COMPLEX APPROVED FOR FORT HOOD “The moment we have been working towards for nine years has finally arrived,” said retired Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, president and CEO of the foundation.
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CMH Jul 11
11-12 JULY 1864-BATTLE OF FORT STEVENS, WASHINGTON DC A series of skirmishes over two days, Confederate forces attacked Fort Stevens in NW DC. Strong defenses forced the rebels to withdraw. Pres Lincoln was on site both days observing the fighting.
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CMH Jul 10
We highlight Army art today created by former Staff Artist Master Sergeant Henrietta Snowden, who completed her assignment at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in November 2002. "Peacekeeper" In Kosovo 15 x 24, watercolor and colored pencil
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CMH Jul 10
The selected Army art shown here was created by former Staff Artist Master Sergeant Henrietta Snowden, who completed her assignment at the U.S. Army Center of Military History in November 2002. "Combat Medic" Watercolor/Color Pencil, 18 X 24
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CMH Jul 9
HIGHLIGHT WARRANT OFFICERS See museum exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of Army Warrant Officers such as The Army Aviation Museum, Army Women's Museum and the Army Transportation Museum. For more details visit the museum link at
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CMH Jul 9
9 JULY-17 AUG 1943 -INVASION OF SICILY Operation HUSKY, began with Allied air raids over western Sicily to deceive the defenders about where the Allies intented to land. Landings on 10 July in bad weather caught the defenders off guard and enhanced tactical surprise.
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CMH Jul 9
9 JULY 1918 -WARRANT OFFICER CORPS BIRTHDAY An Act of Congress established the Mine Planter Service and created the warrant officer ranks to eliminate the Army's need for civilian mine layers. Today, Warrant Officers serve in 44 specialties but not in Infantry and Armor.
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CMH Jul 8
"Only through high training requirements, rigidly enforced, can low casualty rates be possible. Only well armed and equipped, adequately trained and efficiently led forces can expect victory in future combat." -GEN Matthew B. Ridgway
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CMH Jul 8
7 JULY 1944 - ARMY DENTIST, CPT BEN SALOMON, AWARDED MEDAL OF HONOR He is the only Army dentist awarded the MOH to date. He was the Surgeon in the 27th Inf Dvn, during the battle for Saipan. During a banzai charge, took over a MG to allow Soldiers to evacuate killing 98 enemy.
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CMH Jul 7
7 JULY 1865 - LINCOLN CONSPIRATORS ARE EXECUTED Four people convicted of "treasonable conspiracy" at the old Washington Penitentiary, today's Fort McNair, were hanged including Mary Surratt, the first woman executed in the United States.
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CMH Jul 6
TASK FORCE SMITH JULY 1950 - KOREAN WAR 70th Remembering the lessons learned as American ground troops go into battle in Korea to slow the North Korean Army's advance. Enjoy this short informative video. 2nd Infantry Division Eighth Army-Korea
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CMH Jul 6
Remembering Task Force Smith and the hard lessons learned in unpreparedness.
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CMH Jul 6
Importance of history is demonstrated in the lessons of Task Force Smith.
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CMH Jul 5
5 JULY 1814- BATTLE OF CHIPPEWA Brig Gen Winfield Scott's BDE was confronted by a similar size of British regulars from across the Chippewa River. Scott's brigade engaged the British and broke the enemy line with a charge, sending them into a hasty retreat.
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CMH Jul 5
5 JULY 1950 TASK FORCE SMITH BEGINS - KOREAN WAR 70th The first American ground troops go into battle in Korea to slow the North Korean Army's advance. Enjoy this short informative video. 2nd Infantry Division Eighth Army-Korea
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CMH Jul 5
5 JULY 1950 -TASK FORCE SMITH The first U.S. ground unit to arrive in Korea, established a defensive position north of Osan. They took on two N. Korean regt's with T34 tanks. Outnumbered and without effective antitank weapons, or air support, the task force was overrun.
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CMH Jul 4
4 JULY 1917 -After a parade in Paris, American Army leaders visited the grave of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution. LTC Stanton commented, "we pledge our hearts and our honor in carrying this war to a successful issue. LAFAYETTE WE ARE HERE!"
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CMH Jul 4
4 JULY 1863 - SIEGE OF VICKSBURG ENDS - The final phase of the Vicksburg Campaign lasted from 29 March to 4 July 1863. Maj Gen Grant’s U.S. Army of Tennessee converged on Vicksburg, laid siege on the city, trapping 30K Confederates, until they surrendered.
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CMH Jul 4
4 JULY 1776 - INDEPENDENCE DAY Gen Washington informed the troops that the Army was no longer defending the liberty of the king's American subjects, but fighting to establish a new and independent nation. With the Army assembled, commanders read the Declaration of Independence.
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