Can You Identify the Military Branch of These War Heroes?

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Talin Vartanian

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About This Quiz

War heroes are a group of elite soldiers who have served their respective countries in order to bring peace and order. Many have sacrificed their lives for the countries they believed in, while some are still living to this very day. In this quiz, we're honoring some of these war heroes by letting you identify their military branches.

Let's take a look at one of these war heroes. William J. Donovan, for instance, fought in the Army, Army Reserve and National Guard. He eventually earned the rank of Major General, and fought in both World War I and World War II. Because of his acts of bravery and valor, he was the recipient of many awards. Some of these includes the Freedom Award, the Silver Star and the Medal of Honor. "Wild Bill" eventually transitioned to several seats in office, serving as the United States Ambassador to Thailand and the Director of the Office of Strategic Services.

In this quiz, we're showing you 40 images of these war heroes, as well as a brief description of who they are. All you have to do is match the war hero to their military branch. Sounds easy enough? Take this quiz now to try and score at least 35/40!

Matt L. Urban belonged to the 9th Infantry Division unit. Do you know his military branch?

Matt L. Urban fought in the Army as a lieutenant colonel. He is also the recipient of the prestigious French Croix de Guerre award.

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Samuel D. Dealey commanded the USS Harder (SS-257) as a member of the ...

Samuel D. Dealey was a formidable commander who fought in World War II. He also commanded the USS S-20 (SS-125) and earned the Purple Heart award.

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George L. Mabry, Jr. was known for using his wits in Huertgen Forest. What military branch was he in?

George L. Mabry, Jr. served in the Army, specifically, as a major general. He used his clever wits in Huertgen Forest to capture several German soldiers and bunkers.

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Do you know the military branch of James E. Williams, who earned the Navy Cross?

James E. Williams earned several medals of valor for his service while in the Navy. He also fought in both the Vietnam War and the Korean War.

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John D. Bulkeley had the nickname of "Sea Wolf." What was his military branch?

John D. Bulkeley was a vice admiral in the Navy. He also earned many awards, including the Croix de Guerre, Navy Cross and the Medal of Honor.

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Raymond G. Davis was a general in the...?

Raymond G. Davis was part of the Marines and fought in the Korean War, the Vietnam War and World War II. He also earned three Vietnamese Gallantry Cross awards.

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Raymond Harvey was part of the 7th and 79th Infantry Divisions in the _________.

Raymond Harvey fought in the Army as a lieutenant colonel. He also fought in the Battle of Inchon, as well as the Battle of the Bulge.

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Robert L. Howard earned seven Army Commendation Medals for his service in the ...

Robert L. Howard earned many awards for his service in the Army, some of which include the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He also fought in the Vietnam War.

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"Old Duckboard" or Smedley D. Butler, was a major general in the ...

Smedley D. Butler held several nicknames during his time in the Marines, including "Old Duckboard" and "Old Gimlet Eye." He also earned the Marine Corps Brevet Medal.

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Merritt A. Edson fought in the Banana Wars as a member of the _________.

Merritt A. Edson fought in the Marines as a major general during several wars and battles. Some of these included World War I and the Battle of Saipan.

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Jack L. Treadwell was known for his service at Siegfried Line. What his his military branch?

Jack L. Treadwell was a colonel in the Army and served in both World War II and the Vietnam War. His bravery at Siegfried Line also allowed him to capture many German prisoners.

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Joel T. Boone was a vice admiral who served in the ________.

Joel T. Boone served in the Navy and fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Banana Wars. He also earned three Purple Heart awards.

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Richard Bong belonged to the 49th Fighter Group unit. What was his military branch?

Richard Bong was a major for the Army Air Force. He also fought in the Battle of Buna-Gona and the Battle of the Philippines.

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Neel E. Kearby fought in World War II and served in two military branches. Do you know what they were?

Neel E. Kearby served in both the Army Air Corps and the Army Air Force. His acts of service as a colonel earned him many awards, including the Medal of Honor and the Purple Heart award.

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Richard H. O'Kane was a rear admiral who fought in World War II. What was his military branch?

Richard H. O'Kane earned three Navy Cross awards, three Silver Stars and many other awards for his time in the Navy. He also commanded the USS Pelias and the USS Tang.

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Kenneth A. Walsh was part of the VMF-124 unit. What was his military branch?

Kenneth A. Walsh was a lieutenant colonel during his time in the Marine Corps. He also earned a Medal of Honor as well as seven Distinguished Flying Cross awards.

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Leon W. Johnson was part of two military branches. Do you know what they were?

Leon W. Johnson served in both the Army Air Corps and the Air Force. He was also a general who fought in World War II.

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What was the military branch of James H. Doolittle, who served in World War II?

James H. Doolittle served in the Army during World War II and also earned the Medal of Honor. He retaliated against Japan (because of Pearl Harbor) by leading raids into Japanese territory in 1942.

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Can you name the military branch of John H. Pruitt, who was a corporal?

John H. Pruitt was a corporal in the Marines who fought in the Battle of Belleau Wood, among others. He also earned two Purple Heart awards and three Silver Stars.

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Leo K. Thorsness fought in the Vietnam War as part of the _______ _________.

Leo K. Thorsness was part of the Air Force military branch, where he fought in the Vietnam War. He also served in the Washington Senate.

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Melvin Morris earned many awards for his bravery in the Vietnam War. Can you guess his military branch?

Melvin Morris was part of the Army during the Vietnam War and soon became a Green Beret. Specifically, his rank was a sergeant first class.

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Can you guess the military branch of Lawson P. Ramage, who fought in World War II?

Lawson P. Ramage served in the Navy as a vice admiral. He also held several commands, including the USS Trout (SS-202) and the USS Parche (SS-384).

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Henry L. Hulbert fought in World War I. Do you know which military branch he was in?

Henry L. Hulbert was both a captain and a first lieutenant, specifically in the Marines. He also earned the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

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Lewis Millett served in the _______ _______, Army Air Corps, Canadian Army and the U.S. Army.

Lewis Millett dedicated many years to four different military branches, one of which was the National Guard. He also fought in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War.

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James L. Day was cited for his resilience and bravery during the Battle of Okinawa. What was his military branch?

James L. Day was a major general in the Marines who earned both the Silver Star and the Medal of Honor. This was due in part to his high enemy kill count during the Battle of Okinawa.

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John H. Quick served in the __________ and fought in World War I.

John H. Quick was a sergeant major during his time in the Marines. He also fought in the Spanish-American War and the Battle of Vera Cruz.

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Jonas H. Ingram fought in many wars and was an admiral. Do you know what military branch he was in?

Jonas H. Ingram earned many awards for his time in the Navy. He also fought in World War I, World War II and the Mexican Revolution.

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"Scooter" was the nickname of Lloyd L. Burke, who served in the _______.

Lloyd L. Burke served in the Army and fought in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He also earned four Purple Heart awards for his service.

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Louis Cukela served in the Marine Corps and the _______.

Louis Cukela served in both the Army and the Marine Corps. He specifically fought in several wars and battles, including the Battle of Belleau Wood and World War II.

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Matej Kocak was a sergeant who fought in World War I. What was his military branch?

Matej Kocak was part of the Marines during World War I, where he fought in several battles. Some of these includes the Battle of Soissons and the Battle of Belleau Wood.

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Desmond Doss earned the Medal of Honor during World War II. What military branch did he serve in?

Desmond Doss served in the Army during World War II. He was especially noted for his bravery during the Battle of Okinawa.

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Joe R. Hooper fought in the Vietnam War. What were his two military branches?

Joe R. Hooper fought in the Vietnam War and served in both the Army and the Navy. He also earned the Purple Heart Award eight times.

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Herman H. Hanneken served in three different wars. What was his military branch?

Herman H. Hanneken was a Marine veteran, having served in World War I, World War II and the Banana Wars. He was also awarded several medals of valor for his service.

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Gordon Johnston was a colonel in the _______.

Gordon Johnston was in the Army during World War I. His acts of bravery also earned him the Distinguished Service Cross.

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Edward V. Rickenbacker was a captain in the ______.

Edward V. Rickenbacker was a prestigious pilot during World War I, having served as a captain in the Army. This also earned him the coveted Medal of Honor.

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Eugene B. Fluckey was a rear admiral in the _______.

Eugene B. Fluckey served as a rear admiral during World War II, specifically in the Navy branch. He also earned the Medal of Honor in addition to the Navy Cross.

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George A. Davis served in two military branches. Do you know what they were?

The answer is Army Air Force and Air Force. George A. Davis specifically fought in both World War II and the Korean War.

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David McCampbell was a captain during World War II. Do you know what military branch he was in?

David McCampbell served in the Navy during World War II. He also earned a Silver Star and a Medal of Honor.

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Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. served in the ________ _________ _______ as a major.

Thomas B. McGuire, Jr. served as a major in the Army Air Forces, where he fought in many battles of World War II. Some of these included the Battle of Buna-Gona and the Battle of the Philippines.

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