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Historical Vignettes

The Office of History publishes short articles on activities and episodes from the Corps' past. On the left-side navigation bar, you will find archived vignettes organized by category. Please check back for new material.

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50 Years Since Vietnam
100 Years Since World War I


Sign near the offices of USACE's Canaveral District, ca. 1967.
American assault troops in a landing craft as it nears a beach head on the northern coast of France. 6 June 1944.
A soldier from the 8th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, prepares to enter a tunnel while an armed soldier keeps guard.
Typical working conditions at Black Horse [Camp Blackhorse, near Xuan Loc, Vietnam]. 27 March 1968.
Sunken craft and debris in the port at Leghorn, Italy. 1944.