Interesting Facts About the Vietnam War

There are a number of little known, interesting facts about the Vietnam War. At the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL, visitors pass through a replica of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the Vietnam Gallery.  As visitors enter the trail, they hear the all too familiar...

One of the Longest Surviving POWs – William Andrew Robinson

Many facts and stories from previous conflicts remain in the spotlight long after they have passed.  One that seems to elude many is the name of one of the longest surviving POWs – USAF Airman First Class William Andrew Robinson.  If asked, how many individuals would...

United States M3 Submachine Gun

The M3 submachine gun was adopted into service by the US Army in December of 1942.  This .45cal submachine gun had a 30-round magazine and was considered superior to the its counterpart, the Thompson submachine gun. The M3 was not only cheaper to produce than the...

Thompson Submachine Gun

In 1919, John T. Thompson invented the American classic Thompson submachine gun.  His invention gained its notoriety during the Prohibition era and picked up nicknames such as ‘Tommy Gun’, ‘Trench Broom’, ‘Chicago Piano’ and ‘The Chopper’.  It wasn’t until 1938 that...