4-th tank Regiment of the County of London Yeomanry 1st British Armored Division the Desert Rats in the desert near El Alamein november 1942.
A group of Long Range Desert Group men pose for a photograph in front of their vehicles, having become the first 8th Army unit to cross the Tunisian border. At this time, LRDG patrols were being tasked by Montgomery to reconnoitre the ‘going’ in southern Tunisia, in case the 8th Army had to bypass the strongly held Mareth Line.
In a public school - August 1942. Training in marksmanship helps girls at Roosevelt High School in Los Angeles develop into responsible women. Part of Victory Corps activities there, rifle practice encourages girls to be accurate in handling firearms. Practicing on the rifle range in the schools basement.
Marie Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952) was a Chippewa attorney. Marie was the first Native American student and first woman of color to graduate from the Washington College of Law. Today the Women’s Law Association at her alma mater funds a scholarship in her name. Following law school, Marie worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and was treasurer the Society of American Indians.
Colonel James Brown Forman, 15th Kentucky Vol. Inf. Reg. He entered service as a private, was lieutenant of the company he recruited, promoted to Capt. of the Co. after the capt. was killed in action,and promoted to Colonel of the regiment after the Battle of Perryville, Ky. when Col. Pope was wounded. gen. Rosecrans referred to him as his "Boy colonel" because he was only 19 years old.