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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Early Wars: Historic Heroes

Revolutionary War (1775-1783)
War of 1812 (1812-1815)
Civil War (1861-1865)
Spanish-American War (1898)

Chapter 2 The World Wars: Sacrifices Around the Globe

World War I: "The Great War" (1914-1918)
World War II: (1939-1945)

Background
Pacific Theater of Operations
European Theater of Operations

Chapter 3 The Cold War Era: 1945-1990

Korean War (1950-1953)
Vietnam Conflict (1961-1975)
International Incidents

Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962)
Berlin Wall (1969-1970)
Grenada (1983)
Lebanon (1983)
Panama (1988)

Maintaining Peace and Stability

Chapter 4 Today: The World's Peacekeepers

The Persian Gulf War (1990-1991)
Somalia (1992-1994)
Haiti (1994)
Kosovo (1999-present)

Chapter 5 Lifetimes of Service: Careers and Families

Career Military
The Sacrifices of Families

Chapter 6 America's War on Terrorism

Afghanistan

Iraq

 

Acknowledgements

Maine Medal of Honor Recipients