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Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Axis offensive to capture Stalingrad began on 23 August 1942 and would culminate in one of the bloodiest and most destructive battles in military history. The Axis suffered 850,000 total casualties (wounded, killed, captured) 400,000 Germans, 200,000 Romanians, 130,000 Italians, and 120,000 Hungarians,Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. January 1943.

Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Axis offensive to capture Stalingrad began on 23 August 1942 and would culminate in one of the bloodiest and.

The Medal "For the Victory Over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" (Russian: Медаль «За победу над Германией в Великой Отечественной войне 1941—1945 гг.») was a military decoration of the Soviet Union established on May 9, 1945, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to denote military participation in the victory of the Soviet armed forces over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

The Medal "For the Victory Over Germany in the Great Patriotic War (Russian: Медаль «За победу над Германией в Великой Отечественной войне гг.

Gary Cooper.  A great actor, and a man of conscious, who served in the armed forces during world war 2

A great actor, and a man of conscience, who served in the armed forces during When they made a movie about the life of WWI hero Sgt York, he insisted that Gary Cooper play him.

Being down doesn't mean you're out...especially if you've still got a fellow soldier, marine, medic or corpsman within earshot.

Looks like a real photo, but it's just dolls . Mark Hogancamp has created a fictional universe Marwencol. Marwencol is the name of the town that is the setting for a story populated by World War II soldiers, Nazis and Barbies.

Marines perform during a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released)

Three noncommissioned officers from Marine Barracks, Washington at & I, perform during a Tuesday Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va.

A Russian fighter with a 7.62 mm Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun in the vicinity of Kharkov, Ukraine, in the winter of 1943. This weapon was also put to heavy use against Finnish forces in the Winter War (1939-1940) and Continuation War (1941-1944).

Young partisan with his mm Degtyarev machine gun in the vicinity of Kharkov, Ukraine, winter I still saw traces of war in Kharhov in

Kris Kristofferson. US Army Ranger.

Kris Krisofferson (singer/song writer, actor) Branch: United States Army Job: Helicopter Pilot Rank: Captain Unit: Infantry Division Service: Pre-Vietnam Notes: Ranger AND THEN WAYLON, WILLIE and The Boys got a hold of him!

Aleksandra Samusenko, Battle of Kursk, 1943 Born in 1922, was a member of the Soviet armed forces who fought during Winter War  She received her Order of the Red Star when her tank crew defeated three German Tiger I tanks. The only female tank officer in the 1st Guards Tank Army,

Meet Aleksandra Samusenko: The Only Female tank officer in the Guards Tank Army

John Forsythe-Army Air Forces-WW2-he appeared in plays and movies, then worked with injured soldiers who had developed speech problems. (Actor)

John Forsythe-Army Air appeared in plays and movies, then worked with injured soldiers who had developed speech problems.

Not all of our veterans are human.                                                                                                                                                      More

10 of The Most Touching Animal Memorials in The World

Military Dogs: Dogs are loyal, trustworthy, & man's best friend. Pictures of loyal dogs & Military dogs. The story behind Military dogs in Afghanistan.

Senate Republicans Kill a Bill to Expand Veterans' Benefits

Senate Republicans Kill a Bill to Expand Veterans' Benefits

Memorial Day originated during our country’s Civil War, and it serves the purpose of honoring the men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. May God bless all of our brave soldiers who serve(d) and their families!

Alan Ladd served in the United States Army Air Force's First Motion Picture Unit during WWII. (He was married to Betty White)

I thought I'd show you the World War II ones: This one of Alan Ladd, which is autographed specifically to .

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