This Week In History

 
February 08, 1918 – The Army newspaper, “The Stars and Stripes”, begins publication for a second time.
 
February 09, 2003 - Operation Eagle Fury, a military operation led by the United States in Afghanistan involving Bravo Company, 2nd BN, 7th SFG(A) US Army Special Forces, and USN SEALs, members of the QRF 82nd Airborne Division, and loyal Afghan fighters through 28 February, began
 
February 10, 2007 -  David Petraeus was made commander of Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF-I), the four-star post that oversees all coalition forces in country, replacing General George Casey. 
 
February 11, 1962 -  Nine U.S. and South Vietnamese crewmen are killed in a SC-47 crash about 70 miles north of Saigon.
 
February 12, 1935 -  The USS Macon, the last U.S. Navy dirigible, crashed on its 55th flight off the coast of California, killing two people.
 
February 13, 1943 - The U.S. Marine Corps Women’s Reserve was formed.
 
February 14, 1962 - President John F. Kennedy authorizes U.S. military advisors in Vietnam to return fire if fired upon.

 

 

 

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