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A howitzer being manned by U.S. soldiers during the Battle of Manila (Philippine-American War), 1899.

During World War II, American high schools initiated a program that focused on wartime training for male and female high school students called Victory Corps. In true commando style, this young student is learning to take care of himself no matter what the circumstances may be. High cliffs and walls won’t stop him when he is old enough to serve in the armed forces.

Boys toughen up by methods similar to those used in Commando training. Ability to cover distances quickly despite obstacles is developed by the school's ranger course which these boys are enrolled in.

The fireman's "carry." The correct method of carrying a wounded comrade, is shown here by some of the boys in the "commando" course.

By the time these boys are old enough to join America’s fighting forces they will be toughened to commando standards.

Learning the rudiments of advancing on an enemy will prove valuable to these boys if they are called to join their older brothers in the armed forces.

The "commando" training course offered by the physical education department includes scaling an eight-foot obstacle at top speed. When the boys finish the course they will be in top physical condition if needed for the armed forces.

Surmounting an eight-foot obstacle at top speed is one of the features of the rigorous "commando" training which the boys receive. When the boys finish this program they will be in top they will be in top physical condition if needed by forces.

"Send ‘Em by Parcel Post!" The story of children being mailed through the U.S. Post Office in the early 20th century! (Follow the link for the story)

Navy Chaplain O. David Herrmann, of Omaha, Neb., attached to a Marine unit on Saipan, uses a destroyed Japanese tank (Type 95 Ha-Go light tank) for an altar as he holds services for the dead on June 24, 1944.

1st Lt. Alvin Anderson, one of the many repatriated POW’s to return home aboard the USNS Marine Phoenix, embracing his mother and sister as other members of his family look on. Fort Mason, CA, September 14, 1953.

Hemingway on a bobsled?! Why not! Ernest Hemingway (far right) and four unidentified men ride a bobsled on the Sonloup trail during a race in Les Avants, Montreux, Switzerland, ca. January 1923.

George Braunsdorf (left) at 6 feet 4 inches demonstrates how to use a “Double Ender” pipe with Joe Damone, 5 feet 1 inch, in New York on June 2, 1949. Probably not the best thought out invention...

An unidentified girl is taking some time to read Wonder Woman under a "Women Working" sign.

In 1967, LIFE magazine ran an article that included many photos of Charles M. Schulz and his family at home in California. Schulz created the infamous Peanuts comic strip that debuted on October 2, 1950. The photo above and below were not part of the photos included in the issue but shows Schulz working on a Peanuts strip.

In 1967, LIFE magazine ran an article that included many photos of Charles M. Schulz and his family at home in California. Schulz created the infamous Peanuts comic strip that debuted on October 2, 1950. The photo above and below were not part of the photos included in the issue but shows Schulz working on a Peanuts strip.

School children holding one of the large heads of cabbage raised in the war garden of Public School 88, Borough of Queens, New York City. The garden covers a tract of 1< acres and yielded over $500 worth of produce, ca. 1918.

Pep the dog's mugshot on Aug. 12, 1924. Follow the link to read the story of Pep's imprisonment.

A sign stating “DAMN IT! SLOW DOWN: A TANK MAY BE COMING”, is posted at intersection in the American sector during the campaign to take the Anzio area in Italy from occupying German forces during World War II.

An American patrol moves toward a smoldering German Royal tank, with its crew still inside during the major German offensive of WWII which came to be known as the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944.

Powder smoke and dust billow as a recoilless rifle team of Co. D, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd U.S. Infantry Division, fire their weapon at Chinese Communist position on Hill 200 near Qnmong-Myon, Korea on November 9, 1951.

Have you ever wondered to yourself "What if the Founding Fathers were pin-up models?" Well, never fear my friends, I have come to the rescue. You're welcome.

Little Rock Nine with Daisy Bates (top row, second from right).

Behind the Photo: "She Walked Alone" (Little Rock Nine)

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Front page of "The New York Times" from September 25, 1957 talking about the Little Rock Nine.

Behind the Photo: "She Walked Alone" (Little Rock Nine)

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Ann Thompson (left circle) and Hzel Bryan among the mob that launching verbal assaults against Elizabeth Eckford, age 15, at Little Rock Central High School. Follow the link for the "Behind the Photo" Story.

Behind the Photo: "She Walked Alone" (Little Rock Nine)

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