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Remembering the Red Ball Express

African-American soldiers risked their lives to keep the U.S. Army supplied during World War II and became legends in the process. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts

The Red Ball Express kept Allied troops supplied with food, ammunition and other vital supplies, and helped hasten the fall of Nazi Germany. Photo: U.S. Army

February 9, 2018

African-American soldiers risked their lives to keep the U.S. Army supplied during World War II and became legends in the process.

Tags: U.S. Army, Logistics, World War II, History, Trucking History

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Friday, February 9, 2018 8:01 AM | » Comments(3)

Eisenhower and the Interstate

Blog commentary by Jack Roberts, Senior Editor

German POWs march to the rear while U.S. Army forces advance in both lanes on the German Autobahn in this iconic 1945 photograph. Photo: U.S. Army

May 18, 2017

Because of his personal experiences as both a lowly Army officer and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe, Dwight Eisenhower understood the importance of a modern highway system better than any other leader of his time. Part 2 in a series.

Tags: Infrastructure, Interstate, World War II

Author: Jack Roberts | Posted @ Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:35 AM | » Comments(0)

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