Cover image for To be a solider : a selective American military history
To be a solider : a selective American military history
Olejniczak, Julian M., author.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Xlibris, 2015.
Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"West Point is a geographical location that was of critical importance during the Revolutionary War, the site of our nation's first military academy, and the commissioning source of thousands of Army, Army Air Corps, Air Force, and even some Navy and Marine Corps officers who have led our nation's young men, and now women, in battle since the Academy's founding on March 16, 1802 by President Thomas Jefferson. This volume contains a very selective military history of the United States that focuses on the Revolutionary War and the contributions of West Point graduates to subsequent wars, but with an emphasis on some of the lesser known persons and events of the past 250 years or so. It also touches upon many of the customs and traditions of the West Point experience."--back cover.
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