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General Military

The American Battle Monuments Commission
This site can be searched for listings of war dead from the Mexican War to the Vietnam War. You may search by last name of the individual. Information including date of birth and death will appear, and a picture of the person if available.

Department of Defense
Alphabetical list of topics, including scheduled reunions of veterans. Also aid for military personnel in planning their finances and retirement. Links to US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard & Reserves.

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships Online
This site currently offers over 7,000 histories of individual ships. Entries are divided into The Modern Era and The "Old Navy" then arranged by type of ship (Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, etc.).

Feld Grau (Field Gray)
A German military history web site covering the years 1919-1945.

Korean War Educator
Features detailed accounts of the Korean War, related links, casualty statistics.POW-MIA information, verteras' memoirs, reunion details, and more.

Military Education and Research Library Network
"Offers the combined resources of the largest and most comprehensive collections of military information resources in the world." MERLN provides access to the library catalogs at each branch of the armed forces' academies and war colleges.

The American Civil War Homepage
This is an excellent portal site containing hundreds of links to Civil War-related battles, biogrpahies, documents, regimental histories, etc. It is a good place to find well-organized information on the war.

Trenches on the Web
An Internet history of World War I.

A hypertext history of World War II.

World War II Resources
A terrific site with primary source materials and original documents including the pearl harbor attack hearings, etc.
Developers of this search engine claim to index over 1,000,000 pages in the .mil domain (U.S.military)

Veterans Administration
Links to Directories of veterans service organizations and state veterans affairs offices. Contains much information for veterans.
A Web site from The History Channel. They state that their site "is dedicated to preserving the experiences of the men and women who served our nation. The Eyewitness Accounts and Veteran Locator features, along with active discussion forums, provide a place where veterans, their families, students, and military enthusiasts can connect with each other, share stories, and preserve the legacies of veterans."

U.S. Armed Services

National Guard
Official Web site of the The National Guard, the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States.

U.S. Army

Each month contains news articles on latest army news. This month celebrating 225 years of the US Army with news of events, history, etc. Links to Center for Military History with online archives available.

U.S. Navy

Around the fleet, photographic images of ships and naval personnel around the world. List of navy ships, aircraft carriers, destroyers, and submarines with history & specifications of each ship listed. Online resources include: Naval Historical Center and Official Blue Angels homepage.

U.S. Air Force

Featured site each month – May TRICARE the Military Health System. Also links to other sites: i.e., Air Combat Command, Air Force Bonds, AFROTC, etc.

U.S. Marines

Current operations, special news. Links to History and traditions of the Marine Corps.

U.S. Coast Guard

Contains KidsCenter site, CG bear and his travels, games, etc. Also links to aircraft and vessels, with data sheets and specifications of each one.

Military Academies

West Point

Links to alumni, including class reunion photos and register of graduates.

Links to Admissions, alumni, athletics, midshipmen’s interests, etc.

Coast Guard Academy
Links to history of the academy, Barque Eagle the American tall ship training vessel, academy philosophy, etc.

Contact Paul Drezelo, Adult Collection Development and Programs

To make suggestions about this site, to report dead links, or for information related to history resources, you may contact Mr. Drezelo at:

William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211

Phone: (518) 458-9274
Fax: (518) 438-0988
Site last updated: 6/01/11

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