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  • Kose Whytsell (1937 - 2016)
    Photo added by B. Felix Kose Whytsell BIRTH 20 Jul 1937 DEATH 24 May 2016 (aged 78) BURIAL Sunset Memory Gardens Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA MEMORIAL ID 163277651 OBITUARY- ...
  • Eugene H "Gene" Whytsell, WW II Veteran (1927 - 2015)
    OBITUARY- "Eugene “Gene” H. Whytsell, 88, of Parkersburg, W.Va. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at Camden Clark Medical Center. Gene was born April 20, 1927 at Calhoun County, W.Va., a son of ...
  • William Glen Bennett (1923 - 2020)
    Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, March 10, 2020 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ William Glen Bennett, 96, a longtime Quincy resident passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Colonial Vista Rehab Center, Wenatchee,...
  • Jacob John Schrader, Sr (1750 - 1831)
    Revolutionary War Army Veteran, Quarter Master under Count Pulaski War of 1812 Army Veteran

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army

The United States Army (USA) is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces that performs land-based military operations. It is also the largest overall and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services. The modern army has its roots in the Continental Army which was formed on 14 June 1775, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War before the establishment of the United States. The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on 3 June 1784 after the end of the Revolutionary War to replace the disbanded Continental Army. The army considers itself to be descended from the Continental Army and thus dates its inception from the origins of that force.

The primary mission of the army is "to fight and win our Nation's wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders." The army is a military service within the Department of the Army, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense. The army is headed by the Secretary of the Army, and the top military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Army. The highest ranking army officer is currently the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During fiscal year 2011, the Regular Army reported a strength of 546,057 soldiers; the Army National Guard (ARNG) reported 358,078 and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) reported 201,166 putting the combined component strength total at 1,105,301 soldiers. The United States Army serves as the land-based branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. §3062 of Title 10 US Code defines the purpose of the army as:

Preserving the peace and security and providing for the defense of the United States, the Commonwealths and possessions and any areas occupied by the United States Supporting the national policies Implementing the national objectives Overcoming any nations responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States