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S: Our Soldiers. Our Guardian Angels.

BC: Home of the free because of the Brave.

FC: Our Soldiers. Our Guardian Angels | By: Austin M. Turza

1: Respect all of our soldiers that have fought for us. Take great pride in your country because these are the soldiers who protected it. | A Book by Austin M.Turza | This book is dedicated to all our soldiers. May God Bless You

2: The Beginning of WWII | World War two started when Germany invaded Poland on September 1st in 1939. Germany attacked unexpectedly. Not even a week later on September 3rd the French and the British where fighting against Germany. Hitler had a barbaric method of waging war which made civilian men, women and children just as much as a target as any military one. Hitler commanded Jozef Geobbels to attack Poland. Before the attack Jozef Geobbels claimed that the German invasion was a defensive act by Germany in response to Polish aggression. Jozef Geobbels also stated that "Don't tell a lie and no one will believe you but if you tell a big lie everyone will believe you". | found on wikipedia

3: Pearl Harbor | The attack on Pearl Harbor was by the Japanese . The day of the bombing was December 7, 1941.(December 8th in Japan.) The Japanese bombed the U.S Navel Base in Hawaii. The attack was a surprise military strike commanded by the Imperial General Headquarters Japanese Navy. The attack was intended as a preventive in order to keep the U.S. fleet from interfering actions. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan on December 8, 1941. | found on wikipedia

4: The Atom Bomb and the End of WWII | In 1945 the final stages of the war the U.S. dropped two Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The U.S. was the first military to use atomic weapons. The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 and the second bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945 three days later. Many Japanese soldiers and civilians suffered from radiation poisoning. The radiation was so bad that even years later they were affected by it. The Japanese called it the atom bomb disease.The casualties in Hiroshima were about 90,000~166,000 and in Nagasaki, 60,000~80,000 people died. Six days later the detonation on Nagasaki, on August 1945 Japan surrendered to the U.S. Meanwhile over in Russia the Germans surrendered to Russia on May 7th. | found on wikipiedia

5: Vietnam War (1954-1975) | North Vietnam was battling for ownership of South Vietnam, so that they would be a unified communist nation. Very few lives were untouched by grief, anger and fear. The Vietnamese suffered the worst hardship, Soldiers were scarred emotionally as well as physically. By 1968 the draft peaked to over 500,000 soldiers involved in Vietnam. President Nixon's policy was called "Vietnamization" and called for slowly pulling our troops out of Vietnam. A cease -fire was finally signed in 1973. | found on Wikipedia

6: The Persian Gulf Wars (1990-1991) | The First Persian Gulf War was an armed conflict between Iraq and a coalition of 32 nations including the United States, Britain, Egypt, France, and Saudi Arabia. It was the result of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990; Iraq then annexed Kuwait, which it had long claimed. The United Nations Security council called for Iraq to withdraw and subsequently embargoed most trade with Iraq. On August 7, 1990, U.S. troops moved to Saudi Arabia to protect Saudi oil fields. On November 29, 1990, the United Nations set January 15, 1991 as the deadline for a peaceful withdrawal of Iraq troops from Kuwait. When Saddam Hussein refused to comply, Operation Desert storm was launched on January 18, 1991, under the leadership of U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf.

7: War in Afghanistan (2001-Present) | The war in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, as the US Armed Forces launched Operation Enduring Freedom along with the British Armed Forces and Afghan United Front (Northern Alliance) in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks with the stated goal of dismantling Al-Qaeda and ending its use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist operations. The United States also promised to remove the Taliban regime from power and create a viable democratic state.

8: September 11, 2001 | The prelude to the Afghanistan War were the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United states, in which 2,752 civilians lost their lives in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. The attacks were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by Al-Qaeda. On that morning, 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners and intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. | found on Wikipedia

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