Test your U.S. military knowledge

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Tomorrow is Veterans Day. North Idaho prides itself in welcoming our veterans with open arms. Well, how much do you know about the U.S. military and its history?

There are lots of military quizzes on the internet, so we picked one posted Nov. 4, 2015, on the website nvf.org (National Veterans Foundation). We’d love to say we aced it, but we didn’t; we got 8 of 10 right (that’s a B).

See how you do:

1. In what year did Germany make its final World War I Reparation Payment?





2. During the Korean War, what country, along with the United States, supported South Korea to stand for democracy and oppose communism?


Great Britain


None of the above

3. Based on population, what is the largest military base in the United States?

Fort Bragg

Camp Pendleton

Fort Hood

Fort Benning

4. What was Veterans Day originally called?

Soldier’s Day

Armistice Day

Military Day

Day of Surrender

5. Who said, “It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it.”

General Norman Schwarzkopf

General George Patton

President John F. Kennedy

General Douglas MacArthur

6. In what state is the United States Naval Academy?




South Carolina

7. In what year did the last U.S. troops leave Vietnam?





8. What does WAC stand for?

War Alliance Council

Wounded Army Coalition

Women’s Army Corps

None of the above

9. Who was the pilot of the B-29 “Enola Gay” that dropped the Hiroshima bomb?

Col. Paul Tibbets

Col. Joseph William Kittinger II

Col. Herman G. “Hank” Tillman Jr.

Col. Frank W. Murphy

10. Who did NOT receive a Congressional Gold Medal?

Bob Hope

Walt Disney

John Wayne

Henry Fonda

We missed No. 1 and No. 9. How did you do?

ANSWERS: 1. 2010; 2. Great Britain; 3. Fort Bragg; 4. Armistice Day; 5. Gen. Douglas MacArthur; 6. Maryland; 7. 1973; 8. Women’s Army Corps; 9. Col. Paul Tibbets; 10. Henry Fonda.

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A salute to Dr. Seely

While recognizing the many great and sometimes unsung heroes in our midst, we wanted to take a moment to thank Dr. Allen Seely, director of the VA clinic in Coeur d’Alene.

We might have missed a couple on the military quiz above, but we do know this: A talented physician who chooses to devote his professional life to the well-being of veterans is an extraordinary blessing to any community.

We’re lucky to have him here, folks.

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