The M240B General Purpose Machine Gun

Many infantry weapons past and present—automatic rifles, submachine guns, assault rifles, and general purpose machine guns—can be traced directly to World War I.

Post- Fort Drum, Philippines

Fort Drum, also known as El Fraile Island, was a heavily fortified site situated at the mouth of Manila Bay in the Philippines, due south of Corregidor Island, in the Boca Grande Channel. Nicknamed the “Concrete Battleship,” Fort Drum looked much like a heavily armed warship at sea.

96th Infantry Division

Organized in the final weeks of World War I, the 96th Division never joined the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) fighting the German Army on the Western Front. It would not be until the next world war that the 96th saw combat, this time battling the Japanese in the Pacific Theater on Leyte.

America’s Atomic Army of the 1950’s and the Pentomic Division

Throughout the twentieth century, the Army was in a state of constant transformation and reform driven by changing missions and technological advances. The development of nuclear weapons at the end of World War II resulted in it becoming virtually irrelevant in the 1950s. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, running for President in 1952, promised to end the Korean War, which had devolved into a bloody stalemate.

Camp Merritt, New Jersey

The camp was named for the famous Civil War cavalry officer Wesley Merritt (1836-1910). Following the Civil War, Merritt served in the Indian Wars and was the Superintendent at West Point from 1882 through 1887.

M113 (Armored Personnel Carrier)

The M113, measuring 15 feet, 11 inches long, 8 feet, 10 inches wide, and 8 feet, 2 inches in height, and weighing just over twelve tons, could carry eleven fully equipped soldiers and a crew of two (driver and track commander).

Soldier- MG Albert C Smith

Albert Cowper Smith, the son of Eugene and Blanch Smith, was born on 5 June 1894 in Warrenton, Virginia. “Coop,” as he was called by friends and family throughout his life, thrived on the many outdoor activities to be found in the surrounding countryside, especially hunting, fishing, and riding.