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

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?

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

Choosing Love Over Fear

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

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

The Year I Broke Through

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


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

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.


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

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.


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?

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

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

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

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


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

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.