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Armenian female fighters against the Ottoman Turks, c. 1895. Note the huge revolver tacked in the belt of the woman on the left. Both fighters hold their rifles with muzzle to the ground, a widespread manner in those days (but not conducive to safety since this is a good way of picking up dirt and other foreign objects from the ground, which could cause serious problems during firing).

Florida's oldest living Confederate war veteran in 1955

The picture shows a woman bidding her boyfriend goodbye, as he leaves to fight in World War I. 1914.

This Korean War veteran and quadruple amputee defied doubters and married his sweetheart in the 1950s. A truly inspiring story!

Audie Murphy, one of the most highly decorated and famous soldiers (later a successful actor), spoke out candidly about his problems with PTSD (then know as "battle fatigue" or "shell shock"). He was a champion of returning Korean and Vietnam War veterans and called on the goverment to extend health care benefits to address PTSD and other mental health problems suffered by returning war veterans

Canadian Women's Army Corps celebrating VE Day in London, May 7, 1945.

WILLA BEATRICE BROWN (31 year old African American woman served by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII, first African American woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol)

in the early 1950s programs were started to issue dog-tags to children. There was concern that in the event of a surprise atomic attack it would be difficult to identify the millions of children killed while at school.

Mrs P. L. Matthews, 1935. Described as "Cornwall's oldest postwoman. Has walked 11,400 miles in 35 years."