Centuries of Service the U S Army 1775-2005

by David W. Hogan

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Since its official birth on 14 June 1775 -- over a year before the Declaration of Independence -- the U.S. Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of America. Drawing on both long-standing militia traditions and recently introduced professional standards, it won the new Republic s independence in an arduous struggle against Great Britain. It preserved the Union through the Civil War and has repeatedly defended the U.S. against external threats, and has also been involved with internal improvements, natural disaster relief, economic assist., domestic order, and a host of other contingencies. This document shows that our Army has drawn great satisfaction from knowing that when the nation was in need, it answered the call. Illus.

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