Private Trachtenberg was shot 12 times in both legs, both thighs and right hand. The next day as his comrades planned to continue the attack, news of the armistice arrived at 8:30am.
To ease the burden on the postal system, V-mail was introduced during World War II for correspondence with service members stationed abroad. Stationery was photographed and transported on microfilm and then reproduced on small paper sheets at the destination. It was the primary way for soldiers and their families at home to communicate during the Read more about L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II[…]
Abie Fox, a Polish émigré and Fort Worth, Texas, coffee shop owner, entered the U.S. Navy in April 1917 and he immediately shipped out for training at the Great Lakes Naval Air Station. He eventually joined the USS Texas as a Fireman Second Class on June 28, 1917.
Sometimes, there’s nothing better for your morale than a kosher salami sent from Mom. Our museum archives has many stories of young service members overjoyed at receiving a salami overseas. In 2007, Martin Sack wrote this recalling his experience in Korea in 1954: The 1st Ordnance Battalion was stationed in a former Japanese military base Read more about Save the Salami by Martin Sack[…]
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History will be closed for the upcoming holiday observances: Thursday and Friday, September 21 – 22 – Rosh Hashana Thursday and Friday, October 5 – 6 – Sukkot Thursday, October 12 – Shemini Atzeret Friday, October 13 – Simchat Torah