This commemorative issue of On Patrol recognizes the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and looks back to remember and honor those who served, sacrificed and gave all to defeat our enemies abroad. You can read our digital edition or scroll down to find individual stories from the magazine.
Stories in this Series
Jan 15, 2016
The 10th Mountain Division, the only combat division recruited by a civilian organization, was also the only World War II unit that trained outdoorsmen, rock climbers and world-class skiers for a fight in the mountains. Its story is a one-of-a-kind expedition frozen in time.
Dec 5, 2015
Cousins Become Brothers in Arms
They were cousins who farmed during the summers, hunted on the family’s land and worked factory jobs during cold Michigan winters. Despite their heritage, George and Russell Gobba shared another very important trait—They were ready to fight in World War II.
Nov 14, 2015
Surrender at Bataan Led to One of the Worst Atrocities in Modern Warfare
When the Battle of Bataan ended on April 9, 1942, about 12,000 Americans and 63,000 Filipinos became prisoners of war. What followed became known as the Bataan Death March—a brutal journey that left thousands dead.