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May 23, 2019 5 tweets 3 min read
Hear from Pfc. Nathan Spencer, a scout with @FightingFirst who shares how the #USArmy has influenced his life.

Video by @FortBenning

#WhyIServe #KnowYourMil #ArmyValues
How has serving impacted you?
To everyone who responded to this thread, thank you for sharing your story. Your stories are real, they matter, and they may help others in similar situations. The Army is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our Soldiers.
As we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice this weekend by remembering their service, we are also mindful of the fact that we have to take care of those who came back home with scars we can't see.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1 to talk to someone NOW) or visit veteranscrisisline.net

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Jan 5
We continue The Story of Old Abe.

Many newspapers and Veterans groups wondered aloud "what would become of this famous, flesh and blood war relic?"
Upon his death, "Old Abe" was preserved and exhibited in the Capitol building's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall until a fire destroyed the display in 1904.

Sadly, only a few of his feathers survived, carefully preserved by the Wisconsin Veterans' Museum in Madison.
Today, large sculptures of "Old Abe" stand atop the Wisconsin monument at Vicksburg, Miss., and atop the entrance to old Camp Randall, now the main entrance to the University of Wisconsin's football stadium.
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Jan 5
We have quite the story to tell on #NationalBirdDay.

We present The Story of Old Abe.

The symbol of the Screaming Eagles, @101stAASLTDIV
The Screaming Eagle insignia of the @101stAASLTDIV is perhaps the most recognized and famous shoulder sleeve insignia in the United States Army.
However the history and symbolism of the patch is often forgotten. The eagle on your shoulder is not just any American Bald Eagle, but instead, it commemorates the most famous animal mascot that ever served in the United States Army.
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Jan 3
Even small victories have big effects.

Today we look back at The Battle of Princeton

New Jersey | Jan 3, 1777
After crossing the Delaware on December 25, 1776, Gen. George Washington embarked on a ten day campaign, known as the “10 Crucial Days," that would change the course of the war, culminating at the Battle of Princeton.
By noon on Dec. 30, Col. John Cadwalader, in command of a brigade of Philadelphia Associators stationed 15 miles south of Princeton, received valuable intelligence from an unidentified informant who'd been detained the night before by British troops and managed to escape.
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Dec 26, 2021
We know the Holidays are in full swing, but let's take a moment for some #ArmyHistory.

Today, we look at #TheBattleofTrenton.

New Jersey | Dec 26, 1776
In late 1776, morale in the Continental Army was at a low after losses at the Battle of White Plains in October and at Forts Washington and Lee in November.

Chased by the British, General George Washington retreated across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania.

On the night of Christmas, December 25, 1776, General Washington implemented an audacious plan that would improve the fortunes of the American forces.

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Oct 19, 2021
In #ThisDayInHistory, the American victory at the #BattleofYorktown would be the last major land battle of the #AmericanRevolutionaryWar.

Check out the thread to learn more about this historic battle!

#ArmyHistory | #ArmyHeritage
In 1781, the British occupied Yorktown, where General Charles Cornwallis intended to resupply his 9,000-man army.

#ArmyHistory | #ArmyHeritage
On September 5, The Royal Navy, attempting to sail up the Bay to Gen. Cornwallis, is met by French warships at the mouth of the Chesapeake. In this Battle of the Capes, the British fleet is soundly defeated trapping British troops without supplies and much-needed reinforcements.
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Sep 12, 2021

On September 12, 1918, the American Expeditionary Forces under Commander General John J. Pershing launched its first major offensive in Europe as an independent army.

#ArmyHistory | #ArmyHeritage
The U.S.-led attack occurred in the Saint-Mihiel salient, a triangular area of land between Verdun and Nancy occupied by the German army since the fall of 1914.

#ArmyHistory | #ArmyHeritage
The Saint-Mihiel salient was strategically important as it hindered rail communications between Paris and the eastern sections of the front—eliminating the salient was necessary before the final Allied offensive of the war could begin.

#ArmyHistory | #ArmyHeritage
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