Soldiers' Stories

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  • Clock30 minutes
  • agesApproved for all ages
  • calendarPermanent Exhibit
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Every Soldier Has A Story

The National Museum of the United States Army provides an engaging setting in which to tell the extraordinary stories of Soldiers. Freestanding pylons—each with an etched image of a Soldier’s face and accompanying biographical information—are aligned in a formation, stretching from the Museum’s exterior into the building’s entryway, through the Lobby, and to the Army Concourse. These personal accounts of ordinary men and women from all historic periods offer Museum visitors a unique perspective of the Soldier’s experience.

Soldier Profiles

Soldier Profiles
1st Lt. Ashley White-Stumpf

White-Stumpf, a medical service corps officer and paratrooper, served with a joint special operations task…

Soldier Profiles
1st Lt. Charles P. Bailey

Bailey enlisted in the Army in August 1942. After training at Tuskegee Army Air Field,…

Soldier Profiles
Sgt. William Alchesay

Alchesay, a White Mountain Apache, joined the Indian Scouts in 1872. Alchesay’s dedication and bravery…

Soldier Profiles
Maj. Gen. Emory Upton

Upton entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1856, graduating at the start…

Soldier Profiles
Enid Mack Pooley

The Army recruited Pooley and women like her to manage telephone switching stations during World…

Soldier Profiles
Sgt. Alfred Joyce Kilmer

When the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, Kilmer enlisted in the New…

“I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.”

Gen. George S. Patton Jr.