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December 25 | This Day in U.S. Military History

Washington crossed the Delaware River in 1776 on December 25-26.

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December 26 | This Day in U.S. Military History

General George Washington wins a victory at the Battle of Trenton.
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December 27 | This Day in U.S. Military History

My great grandfather was involved with moving stuff via railroad in WWII. He was a railroad lawyer and had been in the service and they needed his talents.

Was doing this work in his 50s or so for the U.S. Army

I often would visit his wife in the late 1960s and 1970s in Apache Junction, AZ either alone or with other family members along at some times.

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1943 – The threat of a paralyzing railroad strike loomed over the United States during the 1943 holiday season. President Franklin Roosevelt stepped in to serve as a negotiator, imploring the rail unions to give America a “Christmas present” and settle the smoldering wage dispute. But, as Christmas came and went, only two of the five railroad brotherhoods agreed to let Roosevelt arbitrate the situation. So, on December 27, just three days before the scheduled walk-out, the President shelved his nice-guy rhetoric and seized the railroads. Lest the move look too aggressive, Roosevelt assured that the railroads would only be temporarily placed under the “supervision” of the War Department; he also pledged that the situation would not alter daily rail operations. The gambit worked, as officials for the recalcitrant brotherhoods made an eleventh-hour decision to avert the strike. The action was taken under the wartime Labor Disputes Act. The railroads were returned to private management on January 18, 1944.
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General George Washington wins a victory at the Battle of Trenton.
The weblink did not ignore the largest mass hanging in US History. This was a military execution of 38 Sioux Indians who were tried without any legal representation by a military court en masse without even adhering to the rules of US military courts. They just wanted to hang people for actions that occurred in a war between the US government and the Sioux. Lincoln did commute the death sentences passed on the rest of the over 303 which were sentenced to death by this military court.

Any modern reading of that conflict is likely to support the position that the Sioux were justified as the US was trampling their rights and ignoring treaties that already had "given" land to the white people.
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The weblink did not ignore the largest mass hanging in US History. This was a military execution of 38 Sioux Indians who were tried without any legal representation by a military court en masse without even adhering to the rules of US military courts. They just wanted to hang people for actions that occurred in a war between the US government and the Sioux. Lincoln did commute the death sentences passed on the rest of the over 303 which were sentenced to death by this military court.

Any modern reading of that conflict is likely to support the position that the Sioux were justified as the US was trampling their rights and ignoring treaties that already had "given" land to the white people.
My professor for Legal History at the U of MN Law School was writing a law review article (1990) about that which she finished. Did Abraham Lincoln Order the Execution of 38 Dakota Fighters?

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December 28 | This Day in U.S. Military History

The Dade Massacre occurred not far from The Villages' south end. Dade Battlefield Society
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December 29 | This Day in U.S. Military History

The tragedy at Wounded Knee occurs in 1890 on this day.

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Sinbad the Dog passes away. December 30 | This Day in U.S. Military History

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1952 – Sinbad, the canine-mascot of the cutter Campbell during World War II, passed away at his last duty station, the Barnegat Lifeboat Station, at the ripe old age of 15. He served on board the cutter throughout the war and earned his way into Coast Guard legend with his shipboard and liberty antics.

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Unhappy 1968-- the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War comes to an end.

December 31 | This Day in U.S. Military History

1968. The year with greatest loss of life comes to an end.

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1968 – The bloodiest year of the war comes to an end. At year’s end, 536,040 American servicemen were stationed in Vietnam, an increase of over 50,000 from 1967. Estimates from Headquarters U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam indicated that 181,150 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were killed during the year. However, Allied losses were also up: 27,915 South Vietnamese, 14,584 Americans (a 56 percent increase over 1967), and 979 South Koreans, Australians, New Zealanders, and Thais were reported killed during 1968. Since January 1961, more than 31,000 U.S. servicemen had been killed in Vietnam and over 200,000 U.S. personnel had been wounded.
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The Navy S.E.A.L.s were formed with two teams based in CA and VA. United States Navy SEALs - Wikipedia
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German spy ring members sentenced on January 2, 1942. Duquesne Spy Ring — FBI

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General Douglas McCarthur--

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In preparation for planned assaults against Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and mainland Japan, Gen. Douglas MacArthur is placed in command of all U.S. ground forces and Adm. Chester Nimitz is placed in command of all U.S. naval forces.
Alaska became a State in 1959.
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1944 – Operation Carpetbagger: U.S. aircraft begin dropping supplies to guerrilla forces throughout Western Europe. The action demonstrated that the U.S. believed guerrillas were a vital support to the formal armies of the Allies in their battle against the Axis powers. Virtually every country that experienced Axis invasion raised a guerrilla force; they were especially effective and numerous in Italy, France, China, Greece, the Philippines, Yugoslavia, and the Soviet Union.
Utah became a state 1896.

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January 5 | This Day in U.S. Military History

Stephen Decatur born on January 5, 1779. Stephen Decatur - Wikipedia
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Medal of Honor awarded to *DAVIS, GEORGE FLEMING for actions on January 6, 1945.

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