Delve into the Secret World of Intelligence – at Your Own Risk

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If history and covert activity is something that inspires, this secret initiation is to die for – even if it won’t likely come to that.

When Does a War Truly End?

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Thomas Pluck believes that wars battle on until everyone touched by them is dead. And on and on they go.

Choosing Love Over Fear

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For this survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, accepting an American into the family meant letting go of hurt and rage.

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Von Thompson brings out the horrors and human costs of World War II’s Pacific Theater.

Not Humming

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Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.

The Year I Broke Through

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High school senior and acting ace Jacob Sundlie didn’t let adversity break him. Instead, he learned to play the role of the survivor.

Bones

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Von Thompson writes of the Pacific Island nation of Palau, haunted by the clash of Japanese and American forces during World War II.

A Memorial To My Father

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Ben Dean shares the memory of his father on this past memorial day, and discusses part of his father’s life that had never been discussed before.

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Taking us back to World War II, Charles Bane Jr. writes on one soldier’s life-changing moment.

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Guns

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Love them or hate them, chances are if you were raised in America someone in your family owned a gun. James Stafford tells his family tale of firearms, and of the event that holstered his forever.

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In this excerpt, Eric Norris writes about an awkward, thoughtful conversation with his Japanese-American boyfriend, both men recalling their fathers’ roles in World War II.

Why Do Men Still Love the Film The Great Escape?

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To mark the 70th anniversary of the mass escape from Stalag Luft III, Glen Poole examines the enduring masculine appeal of the Great Escape

The Problem With Japanese Superheroes

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A swastika isn’t an acceptable costume; the rising sun shouldn’t be either.

Watch How This Soldier’s Courageous Call Saved Lives (Video)

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On a dark night two weeks after D-Day, Jack Leroy Tueller silences a German sniper—in a most surprising way.

Father

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Rescue comes from unexpected hands in Gary Bouchard’s breathtaking tribute to his veteran father.

Little-Known Hero of World War II Dies at 101

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Bob Fletcher risked a lot when, in the middle of World War II, he quit his job so he could become a farmer to help the Japanese families forced to live in internment camps.