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Today in History: June 14

Slide 1 of 10: The garrison flag and largest in use by the U.S. Army, 20 x 38 feet - was the first flown over the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein in Germany just after World War I by the 17th Field Artillery at Camp Blanding in Florida, and shown in 1942. It was raised over the camp here in an Independence Day symbolism accentuating the United Nations' fight against Axis aggression. Brig. Gen. L.A. Kunzig, camp commander, closest to flag, and Lieutenant Col. Harry A. Johnston, camp executive, salute as the military police color guard raise it on the campground flagstaff.

1775: US Army is founded

The Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, is created.

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