Bland County Goes to War
The citizens of Bland County have always answered their nation's call to duty. From the battlefields of Europe in the two world wars, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the deserts Iraq, the people of Bland County have served their nation bravely.The archives contain oral histories and photos from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War.
Persian Gulf- The war in the Persian Gulf was the first major war fought by an all volunteer army. It also saw the first widespread use of electronics and computers. Soldiers from Bland County fought bravely in this new type of war.
Vietnam War- It is probably the most controversial war in American history. Here is the story of Vietnam as told by citizens of Bland County who served bravely in the thick jungles of southeast Asia.
Korean War- It was an attempt for the U.S. to keep the world safe for democracy. The soldiers who fought in the rigid mountains of the Korean peninsula faced rough conditions. These are the stories of the Bland Countians who took part.
War Brides- These are the stories of women that were taken as brides by overseas American soldier's from Bland County.
World War II- The generation of WWII veterans has been described as the "Greatest Generation" and rightly so. Never have our brave soldiers faced so great a challenge. These are the stories of the soldiers that hailed from Bland County.
The Home Front- These are the stories of the people of Bland County that fought the war by supporting the troops at home. From factory workers to farmers, it took everyone to win it all.
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