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''[[United States of America|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Nevada|Nevada]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  Nevada Military Records''
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The [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records] provides more information on federal military records and search strategies.  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada|Nevada]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nevada_Military_Records|Military Records]]''
  
Many military records are available at the Family History Library, [http://www.archives.gov/ the National Archives], and other federal and state archives.
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== Forts / Camps  ==
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<br>Many military records are available at the Family History Library, [http://www.archives.gov/ the National Archives], and other federal and state archives. See [[United States Military Records|United States Military Records]] for more information about federal military records and search strategies. For Nevada the following sources are helpful:
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Las_Vegas_Mormon_State_Historic_Park Fort Baker]--1855 1858
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=== Forts and Camps  ===
  
Fort Carlin--1874-1888  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Las_Vegas_Mormon_State_Historic_Park '''Fort Baker''']&nbsp;--1855 1858.
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*'''Fort Carlin''' --1874-1888.
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*[http://parks.nv.gov/fc.htm '''Fort Churchill''']&nbsp;--1860-1869.
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*[http://nvshpo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=218&Itemid=9 '''Fort Halleck'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1864-1886, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://nvshpo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=258&Itemid=9 '''Fort McDermitt'''] -- Textual records of this fort, 1865-1889, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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*[http://www.corpsfuds.org/php/siteindex.php?site=J09NV1126&state=Nevada '''Fort McGarry''']&nbsp;--1867-1868, an abandoned military post in northwestern Nevada, on todays Summit Lake Indian Reservation.
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*[http://www.webpanda.com/white_pine_county/historical_society/ft_ruby.htm '''Fort Ruby'''] -- 1862-1869, [http://www.webpanda.com/white_pine_county/historical_society/ft_ruby.htm History of the Fort]
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*'''Camp Winfield Scott''' --1866-1871.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Las_Vegas_Mormon_State_Historic_Park '''Las Vegas Mormon Fort''']
  
[http://parks.nv.gov/fc.htm Fort Churchill ]--1860-1869
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[[Image:1280px-2010-1218-MormonFort.jpg|thumb|right|330x220px|1280px-2010-1218-MormonFort.jpg]]
  
[http://nvshpo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=218&Itemid=9 Fort Halleck] -- Textual records of this fort, 1864-1886, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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===== References  =====
  
[http://nvshpo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=258&Itemid=9 Fort McDermitt] -- Textual records of this fort, 1865-1889, including registers, reports, and correspondence, are in the National Archives and are described in [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/393.html Records of United States Army, Continental Commands, 1821-1920], under the section entitled Records of Posts, 1820-1940 (Record Group 393.7).
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''Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Western Battles and Skimishes 1850-1890''. By Gregory F. Michno. Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Montana C. 2003. ISBN 0-87842-468-7  
  
[http://www.corpsfuds.org/php/siteindex.php?site=J09NV1126&state=Nevada Fort McGarry]--1867-1868 -- an abandoned military post in northwestern Nevada, on todays Summit Lake Indian Reservation<br>
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=== Mexican War (1846-1848)  ===
  
[http://www.webpanda.com/white_pine_county/historical_society/ft_ruby.htm Fort Ruby] -- 1862-1869-- [http://www.webpanda.com/white_pine_county/historical_society/ft_ruby.htm History of the Fort]<br>  
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The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided. <br>  
  
Camp Winfield Scott --1866-1871
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*''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926''. (NARA T317). {{FHL|0537000|item|disp=FHL films 0537000–13}} Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:<br>
  
'''References'''
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:*{{RecordSearch|1979390|United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Mexican War Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])<br>
  
''Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Western Battles and Skimishes 1850-1890''. By Gregory F. Michno. Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Montana C. 2003. [[/en/index.php?title=Special:BookSources&isbn=0878424687|ISBN 0-87842-468-7]]  
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*Robarts, William Hugh. ''Mexican War Veterans&nbsp;: A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848…'' Washington, D.C.&nbsp;: Brentano’s, 1887. {{FHL|1854496|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2rwh}} Digital version available at [http://archive.org/details/mexicanwarvetera00roba Internet Archive].<br>
  
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Click on these links to learn more about the [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] and about [[US Mexican War Pension Records|Mexican War pension records]].
  
[http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/NSLA/ The Nevada State Library and Archives]has an excellent collection of military records, including:
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=== Civil War (1861-1865)  ===
  
*Muster rolls from the 1860's to 1902
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[[Image:{{Fort Churchill, Nevada}}]] See [[Nevada in the Civil War|Nevada in the Civil War]] for information about Nevada Civil War records, websites, etc. with links to articles about the Nevada regiments involved in the Civil War.
*Nevada State Militia records beginning in 1865
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*National Guard records
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*Selective Service cards from World War I to the Vietnam War
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== '''Civil War (1861-1865)'''  ==
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The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.
  
An index to service records of Union army volunteers is on Family History Library {{FHL|316897|title-id|disp=film 821939}}. The library also has the index to the pension applications. The service and pension records are available at the National Archives.  
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The [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.  
  
A special census was taken in 1890 of Union veterans of the Civil War and their widows (Family History Library {{FHL|230777|title-id|disp=film 338198}}; index in {{FHL|263435|title-id|disp=book 979.3 X22jv 1890}}).
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'''A wiki article describing an online FamilySearch collection is found at:'''
  
'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1471019 FamilySearch Record Search]. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included.
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[[Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== '''World War I (1917-1918)''' ==
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=== Spanish-American War (1898)<br> ===
  
Biographical sketches of soldiers who lost their lives during the war are in Nevada's Golden Stars (Reno: Nevada Adjutant General's Office 1924; Family History Library {{FHL|20940|title-id|disp=film 1000195 item 2}}).  
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The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.  
  
World War I draft registration cards for men age 18 to 45 may list address, birth date, birthplace, race, nationality, citizenship, and next of kin. Not all registrants served in the war. For registration cards for Nevada, see:
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'''Indexes'''
  
United States. Selective Service System. Nevada, World War I ''Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards'', 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. (Family History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|378717|title-id|disp=films beginning with 1711534}}.)  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919699|United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} (NARA T288). (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. The index covers veterans of the Civil War, '''Spanish‑American War,''' Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion (1900 to 1901), and the regular Army, Navy, and Marine forces. ([[United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
To find an individual's draft card, it helps to know his name and residence at the time of registration. The cards are arranged alphabetically by county, within the county by draft board, and then alphabetically by surname within each draft board.  
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*{{RecordSearch|1919583|United States, Index to Service Records, War with Spain, 1898}} (FamilySearch) Free digital copy. ([[United States, Index to Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the War with Spain (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Learn more.]])
  
Most counties had only one board; large cities had several. A map showing the boundaries of individual draft boards is available for most large cities. Finding an ancestor's street address in a city directory will help you in using the draft board map. There is an alphabetical list of cities that are on the map. For a copy of this map see:
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Click on the link to learn more about the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish American War]].  
  
United States. Selective Service System. ''List of World War One Draft Board Maps''. Washington, DC: National Archives. (Family History Library {{FHL|641275|title-id|disp=film 1498803}}.)  
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=== World War I (1917-1918) ===
  
== '''Web Sites'''  ==
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World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.
  
http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/nevada-records.htm
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*United States. Selective Service System. Nevada, World War I ''Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards'', 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. {{FHL|378717|title-id|disp=FHL film 1711534 (first of 7)}}. Also available at:
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:*{{RecordSearch|1968530|United States, World War One Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918}} (FamilySearch) - free
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See [[United States World War I Draft Records|WWI Draft Records]] for more information.
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*Biographical sketches of soldiers who lost their lives during the war are in Nevada's Golden Stars. Reno: Nevada Adjutant General's Office 1924; {{FHL|20940|title-id|disp=FHL film 1000195 item 2}}.<br>
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=== World War II (1941-1945)  ===
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On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.
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*{{RecordSearch|1339071|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Image Browse)}} (FamilySearch) - free
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*{{RecordSearch|1861144|United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942}} (images with partial index) (FamilySearch) - free
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:Also available at:<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_765/wwii_old_mans_draft_registration_cards Fold3] ($).
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[[World War II United States Military Records, 1941 to 1945|World War II United States Military Records]] provides additional information.
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=== Korean War (1950–1953)  ===
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The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the [[United States Korean War 1950 to 1953|Korean War ]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.
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=== Vietnam War (1964–1972)  ===
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The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the [[United States Vietnam War 1964 to 1972|Vietnam War]] wiki article for information on records and their availability.  
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=== Repositories  ===
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The [http://nsla.nevadaculture.org/ '''Nevada State Library and Archives''']&nbsp;has an excellent collection of military records, including:
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*Muster rolls from the 1860's to 1902
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*Nevada State Militia records beginning in 1865
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*National Guard records
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*Selective Service cards from World War I to the Vietnam War
  
http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/nsla/archives/archival/exec/nng.htm
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=== Websites  ===
  
The WWI Draft Registration Cards are online at [http://www.ancestry.com/ www.ancestry.com] which is a subscription website.  
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*Rootsweb at http://freepages.military.rootsweb.com/~xander/nevada-records.htm
  
== References  ==
 
  
''[[Nevada|Nevada]].'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department, 1998, 2001.
 
  
:NOTE: All of the information from the original research outline has been imported into this Wiki site and is being updated as time permits.
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{{Nevada|Nevada}} {{State Military Records}}
  
 
[[Category:Nevada|Military]] [[Category:Nevada_-_Military]]
 
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Many military records are available at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. See United States Military Records for more information about federal military records and search strategies. For Nevada the following sources are helpful:

Forts and Camps

1280px-2010-1218-MormonFort.jpg
References

Encyclopedia of Indian Wars Western Battles and Skimishes 1850-1890. By Gregory F. Michno. Mountain Press Publishing Co., Missoula, Montana C. 2003. ISBN 0-87842-468-7

Mexican War (1846-1848)

The Mexican War was caused by the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845. Most volunteer regiments were from southern states. Records of Mexican War veterans might exist in a state where the veteran later resided.

  • Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926. (NARA T317). FHL films 0537000–13 Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made. Also available at:
  • Robarts, William Hugh. Mexican War Veterans : A Complete Roster of the Regular and Volunteer Troops in the War Between the United States and Mexico, from 1846-1848… Washington, D.C. : Brentano’s, 1887. FHL book 973 M2rwh Digital version available at Internet Archive.

Click on these links to learn more about the Mexican War and about Mexican War pension records.

Civil War (1861-1865)

Fort Churchill Ruins
See Nevada in the Civil War for information about Nevada Civil War records, websites, etc. with links to articles about the Nevada regiments involved in the Civil War.

The regimental pages often include lists of the companies with links to the counties where the companies started. Men in the companies often lived in the counties where the companies were raised. Knowing a county can help when researching more about the soldiers and their families.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System allows name searching for soldiers. The result set gives the regiments for the soldiers. Then you can check the Wiki regiment pages to determine counties. Often knowing the counties that had men in a regiment will help you determine if a soldier was your ancestor.

A wiki article describing an online FamilySearch collection is found at:

Nevada, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Spanish-American War (1898)

The Spanish-American War was largely fought in Cuba and the Philippines. Spanish-American War records might exist in the state from which the soldier served or in a state where the veteran later resided.

Indexes

Click on the link to learn more about the Spanish American War.

World War I (1917-1918)

World War I was a global war fought on multiple continents with several nations involved. Over four million men and women served from the United States.

  • United States. Selective Service System. Nevada, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. National Archives Microfilm Publications, M1509. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1987-1988. FHL film 1711534 (first of 7). Also available at:

See WWI Draft Records for more information.

  • Biographical sketches of soldiers who lost their lives during the war are in Nevada's Golden Stars. Reno: Nevada Adjutant General's Office 1924; FHL film 1000195 item 2.

World War II (1941-1945)

On April 27, 1942, the Selective Service conducted the fourth of six draft registrations related to WWII. The "World War II Selective Service Draft Cards: Fourth Registration, 1942" is often referred to as the “Old Man’s Registration” or the “Old Man’s Draft" because it included men with a date of birth from April 28, 1877 to February 16, 1897. Since there is overlap in the WWI and WWII Selective Service registration, men born in the years 1877 to 1900 may have registered twice and have both WWII and WWI draft records.

Also available at:

World War II United States Military Records provides additional information.

Korean War (1950–1953)

The Korean War was a conflict between North Korea (and its communist allies) and South Korea (with support of the United Nations, primarily the United States). See the Korean War wiki article for information on records and their availability.

Vietnam War (1964–1972)

The Vietnam War was a conflict between North Vietnam (and its communist allies) and South Vietnam (with support of its anti-communist allies, including the United States). See the Vietnam War wiki article for information on records and their availability.

Repositories

The Nevada State Library and Archives has an excellent collection of military records, including:

  • Muster rolls from the 1860's to 1902
  • Nevada State Militia records beginning in 1865
  • National Guard records
  • Selective Service cards from World War I to the Vietnam War

Websites



 

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