Some of the stories behind the images are quite amazing:
"Private First Class Gurke was in a shallow two-man foxhole with a fellow Marine, a Browning Automatic Rifle-man (BAR-man), around dawn of 9 November, delivering a fierce stream of fire against the advancing Japanese in defense of a vital road block in the area near Empress Augusta Bay. Judging from the increased ferocity of the enemy grenade attack, that the enemy was determined to annihilate him and his buddy because of the fierce effective fire they were rendering, PFC Gurke roughly thrust his companion aside when a Japanese grenade landed in their foxhole and threw himself on the deadly missile. For his unswerving devotion to duty and uncommon valor in the face of the enemy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to PFC Gurke."
"Visually Similar" is very interesting to me but I'm only going to do a series of five, I'll give a brief explaination of why in the last of the series.
If I were to try and describe it would be this:
Reverse image search as serendipity machine.
I have noticed that the date in the Private First Class Gurke story is the 9th of November which has a very nice symmetry to the start of this blog, also the 9th of November, just 2 days ago.