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Stories of Our Nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor

In our new Medal of Honor tour, we will walk in the footsteps of some of the most outstanding men to see combat in western Europe during the two world wars. We will learn the intimate stories of their lives: where they came from, why they chose to serve, and what shaped their personalities. We will stand at the sites of their valorous deeds, experiencing with them the extremes of combat, and learning how and why each of them chose voluntarily to rise far above and beyond the call of duty. In this article, Edward G. Lengel, Ph.D., the historian for our Medal of Honor Tour, shares the stories of some of the Medal of Honor recipients who you will learn about on this tour. Read More

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R.I.P. Willard “Bud” LaCounte, D-Day Veteran

Willard "Bud" LaCounte

We are sad to share the news that WWII veteran Willard “Bud” LaCounte has passed away. We were honored to have him join us on one of our 75th Anniversary of D-Day tours. In honor of Bud, we hope you will take a few moments to read about the life of this amazing man. Read More

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Exclusive New Tour! Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

We are excited to offer an exclusive new tour for 2022: the Medal of Honor Tour. Travel with Edward G. Lengel, Ph.D., the Chief Historian at the National Medal of Honor Museum, on this 10-day tour as he shares the experiences of Medal of Honor recipients from both WWII and WWI at the very sites where their acts of bravery and sacrifice occurred. Read More

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Goodbye Gil Seltzer, Ghost Army Veteran

Gil Seltzer, Ghost Army veteran

We were sad to hear the news that Ghost Army veteran Gil Seltzer recently passed away. Rick Beyer, the historian for our Ghost Army Tour, has penned a wonderful remembrance of Gil. We hope you'll take a few minutes to learn more about this amazing man. Read More

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Keeping History Alive: Historian Kevin Hymel

Patton's War book

Kevin Hymel, the historian who leads our In Patton’s Footsteps Tour, has been busy keeping history alive. His new book on General George S. Patton comes out in November; his latest article is now available in WWII History Magazine; and he made yet another appearance on WW2TV to discuss the Battle of Mayenne, a stop on the Patton tour. Read More

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Let’s Travel! 2022 Tours Filling Fast

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours display

Live the memory of a lifetime on a historical tour by Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours! Our Founder Stephen E. Ambrose had a passion for teaching Americans about our nation’s heritage and heroes. Today our expert historians carry on his legacy. Our 2022 tours are filling fast! Read More

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History Hikes: A People’s Westminster Abbey

Entrance to Postman's Park

Senior Historian Chris Anderson has spent a lot of time walking around London looking for sites that are related to the Blitz, Special Operations Executive or just historically interesting. During many of his walks he stops at Postman’s Park, one of London’s most tranquil spaces containing one of its most moving memorials. As Chris says, "For someone who has spent a good deal of his professional life studying the heroic acts of brave men and women in wartime, it is good to be reminded that heroism comes in all shapes and sizes." Read on to learn more about "A People's Westminster Abbey" in his latest History Hikes dispatch. Read More

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