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Chosin Reservoir

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir Campaign or the Changjin Lake Campaign , was a decisive battle in the Korean War.

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What does? We listen to you. My dad, and uncles were there. One died a chosin reservoir. He was 18.
U.S. Marines move forward after close-air support flushes out the enemy from hillside trenches around Chosin Reserv…
Book Review: The Frozen Chosen: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir
Remember Chosin Reservoir and keep the peace for 64 more years.
I might come out of retirement for Chosin Reservoir 2: Payback.
reminds me of the Marines at Chosin Reservoir. . When you have lost and the sea is at your back.. fight and die with honor.
How about snow just in time for Captain Hudner visit ship christening. Must have made him r…
Korean soldier moments before execution during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, Dec 13, 1950 (colorized)
An Army medic was just returned to the US from the Chosin Reservoir
Remember the Chosin Reservoir! If we don’t look out we’re going to find ourselves in a hot war. We have, after...
McArthur wanted to nuke them and was fired. My father got a Purple Heart at Chosin Reservoir and that wasn't easy.
Hey patriots there r men who spilled blood on Omaha Beach, on Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir, and at Khe Sanh who depend on
Colonel Chesty Puller in Korea, Dec1950. In 1951 Chesty was promoted to Brigadier General after the Chosin Reservoir h…
Images of the Battles at the Chosin Reservoir, Changjin Lake, North Korea, Nov 26-Dec 11,1950 with -40 degrees temps h…
1950 Elements of the 1st Marine Division reached the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.
- Well, Chosin Reservoir, I'a Drang, Valley, Dresden, perhaps. Apples and oranges again. Women?
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get China on board this time!My Uncle was in the 1st Marine's at Chosin Reservoir.he said"not enough bullets 2 kill the Chinese"
She was one of the most decorated women in US Military history & served in 11 campaigns, Battle of Bulge& Chosin Reservoir!
“Don’t forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the Communists in *** can overrun you!” Chesty Puller at the Chosin Reservoir
When surrounded by the Chinese Army at the Chosin reservoir Chesty Puller Said " Now the *** can't get away".
in 1950 in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, fight their way clear of the enemy & march toward the sea…
Tootsie Rolls Saved Troops at the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir via
maybe a little worse. I think one of the worst battles all time to be a part of was chosin reservoir aka Frozen chosin
29 November 1950 - The fighting advance from the Chosin Reservoir to the sea begins.
66 years ago, my Dad was given orders to take 250 Marines up a snow covered hill at the Chosin Reservoir, with orde…
In 1950 Chinese forces overwhelm Allied military forces in N Korea during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir
My Pastor was at the Chosin Reservoir. Very proud of all those who fought so valiently there. Glad to see it mentioned. Thx
Today we honor SSgt Robert S Kennemore for action 1950 Chosin Reservoir Korea
Had to be Korea, Chosin Reservoir! . God bless them, most of the S Koreans that survived still thank those U.S. Soldiers.
No Marines have ever faced worse weather, terrain or odds than those who fought at the Chosin Reservoir!
November 27,1950; Chinese Communists launched an attack, surrounding the Marines at the Chosin Reservoir!
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US Marines used chewed-up Tootsie Rolls to patch up damaged vehicles at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir
It was good at the Chosin Reservoir. Goodnight Chesty wherever you are!. Semper Fi
This Day In Military History, November 27th 1950 The Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, also called Changjin in the...
In memory of the heroes at Chosin Reservoir, One of the most hellish battles in the history of the United States.
The Battle of Chosin Reservoir began on this day in 1950. Massachusetts Korean War Memorial. Charlestown Navy Yard
remember the Battle of Chosin Reservoir today through December 13 many Great Americans Died fighting for Korea.
Remember the men of the Korean War today through December 13. This is the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
1950 The Battle of Chosin Reservoir begins. See 1st-person accounts from the battle
Or, as Marine Gen. Chesty Puller said at the Chosin Reservoir, ". . .not retreating, attacking in different direction."
Dad never talked about Vietnam, grandpa was at Chosin Reservoir but died before I was old enough to tell about it.
us anywhere from Macedonia to the frickin chosin reservoir, and ppl still joined. alot were turned away, due to
Chosin survivors haven’t forgotten: Survivors of the Korean War battle at Chosin Reservoir are meeting in San Diego
Our top blog of the week was about the way Tootsie Rolls saved the lives of troops in The Korean War.
In the 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir, troops were saved by Tootsie Rolls. .
Chosin Reservoir,Nov-Dec1950 saw one of the coldest winters ever as US troops battled the enemy & the harsh elements h…
how about this some time if it's usable. War fatigued marine, battle of chosin reservoir.
Chinese 79th Division at Yudam-ni during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir!
For those who want to know what a Marine is made out of then look up Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
U.S. Marines manning a defense outpost during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir Campaign!
Iconic image, Korean War! A Marine holding a can of food during the grim retreat from the Chosin Reservoir, Dec1950!
This blown bridge blocked the only way out for U.S. forces withdrawing from Chosin Reservoir-Korean War
US Marines during the Chosin Reservoir Campaign of the Korean War in November 1950.
Mine was in the 5th Marines and would have gone. Said same thing. He ended up at the Chosin Reservoir w/1st Marines. Survived that.
Yes thank them for their service-my father a retired marine fought in Korean War at the Chosin Reservoir
We buried a Marine veteran of South Pacific and the Chosin Reservoir yesterday. Not many of them left.
Honored to meet Charles Lindy McNabb, a Marine who fought at Chosin Reservoir. Semper Fi, Sir!
Marine Pfc. Hector A. Cafferata Jr., who earned the Medal of Honor at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War,...
Hector Cafferata, who earned at Chosin Reservoir, dies:
Marine who earned Medal of Honor at "Frozen Chosin" dies via
Marine who earned Medal of Honor at Chosin Reservoir dies
65th Infantry Regiment: all-Puerto Rican unit that fought w/ First Marine Division at Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
Clarence Schutt fought in WWII & Korea. At Chosin Reservoir they didn't eat for 3 weeks
I voted for Korea bc The Battle of Chosin Reservoir is insane. But really either works.
..maybe Cam's kid's name is just a misspelling, honoring Korea war vets who were at Chosin Reservoir...wishful thinking huh..!
Brian Williams however is willing to discuss his harrowing experiences at Chosin Reservoir and Khe Sanh
Breakout from the Chosin Reservoir: "A Christmas Far from Home:...Korean War" Stanley Weintraub. via
Tomorrow marks the 65 anniversary of Battle of Chosin Reservoir - G/3/7 1st Mar Div
1950 Elements of the 1stMarDiv reached the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea.
Professor Spiro: Dear Mr. Candycane. I am sorry you soiled yourself. Let's revisit this after you spend a winter at Chosin Reservoir. 3/
my dad knew war, one of the "Chosin few ", ask teacher about it, famous Chosin Reservoir battle
A few more words other than "father" and "John" like Marine,Guadalcanal and Chosin Reservoir
I hope that like MajGen Oliver Smith at the Chosin Reservoir, is simply attacking in a different direction.
From Inchon to Belleau Wood,GuadalCanal to Chosin Reservoir, USMCthanks for the oppurtunity to shine
Thanks gramps. Tell us the story all about the Chosin Reservoir again.
Help needed finding Korean War Vets who fought in the Chosin Reservoir...
. . . . firstie asked when. Plebe responds, "Chosin Reservoir sir." Firstie's jaw dropped and he just walked away.
When asked what he wanted for Christmas, this Marine at the Chosin Reservoir simply said "Give me tomorrow".
also fought in Korea, As CO of VF-113 he helped cover the retreat to the Chosin Reservoir, VF-113 bio http…
Next stop, Chosin Reservoir? It'd be a trip to fight where my grandpa once fought.
Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as the Chosin Reservoir…
Inside the Chosin Reservoir exhibit. The conditions and circumstances those Marines fought through is…
My dad is a Marine who earned his decorations at the Chosin Reservoir. You can imagine his reax.
About to start it again but I wonder, have you ever watched the Chosin reservoir documentary from AHC?
Here is Gen Puller who crafted the Rogerian argumentation defense at the Chosin reservoir
Marine Werner Reininger finally was recognized for his courage at the Chosin Reservoir.
So you think the "confederacy" fought in the battle of Chosin Reservoir? Korean War?
My Dad fought at the Chosin Reservoir with Chesty Puller, where was your father?
The All Wars Museum will present a brief program on the 1950 Chosin Reservoir Campaign at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4.
Had the pleasure of treating a vet of Chosin Reservoir, the hard fought 1950 battle, today. 89 yrs old. Humbled & honored by his presence.
makes me think of my late father # purpleheart was in the famous Chosin Reservoir battle
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US warned by Chinese media to stop meddling or 'war will be inevitable' - Last war: Battle-of-the-Chosin-Reservoir
Just Great stuff. Reads like my father-in-law wrote it. Retired Marine from Okinawa, Korea & Chosin Reservoir
To the 18 year old kids whose last letter home came from Seol, Inchon, and the Chosin Reservoir...
Watching a segment on Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir. Wow. So many emotions...
My father was in the famous battle at Chosin Reservoir, didn't talk about it much, too horrific, 25 below 0, it was ***
*** about that Chosin Reservoir thingy. Got any FroYo?
My Dad fought in WWII, Korea @ the Chosin Reservoir, & Vietnam. When I see what the freeloaders(his words😘)are doing to our country I SMH!🇺🇸
He joined service after graduation at age 17 turned 18 in August died November at Chosin Reservoir when Chin…
And I'd like to thank my dad wherever he is. He's a Marine in Korea at the Chosin Reservoir battle.
What a great Virginian - was around 52 when fighting at Chosin Reservoir.
US Marines at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (Korea, Dec 1950) supported by an M46 Patton tank
Like Ted Cruz, I gave up Rock-N-Roll music after 9/11. *** I haven't been able to listen to K-Pop since the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
Reading "A Christmas Far From Home" and again appreciating the tenacity of the Marines in the Chosin Reservoir battle.
Veterans History Project Highlights Letter Writing: … of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, an...
I shook the hand of a Chosin Reservoir survivor today.
"We didn't have social media to warn us before the Red Chinese slaughtered my platoon at the Chosin Reservoir."
TIL during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, when the mortar sections of the Marines ran out of ro…
Watching a documentary on the Chosin Reservoir battle on Dear God. What those men went through. The bravery shown. I'm in awe.
How do the Chinese view the Battle of Chosin Reservoir?
"Was the battle of Chosin Reservoir a win or loss for the United States?" Looking for an answer?
Hey you, the two toned bimbo! Ever hear of The Battle of the Bulge? How about the Chosin Reservoir? No? How about...
“Yes sir. But I made it to Korea in time to freeze my *** off at the Chosin Reservoir. Sir!”
Trapped & outnumbered 7:1 by Chinese troops, Marines must fight or die on the Reservoir.
For those unhappy with today's wind, snow, and cold...a few photos from the 1stMarDiv fighting their way out of the Chosin Reservoir
that quote comes from a longer one from Chesty Puller at the Chosin Reservoir
General cited Chesty Puller at Chosin Reservoir "we are surrounded, that favors Marines, we can attack in any direction"
How convenient maybe they should remember the Chosin reservoir battle when china entered the war attacking Maj Gen E.Amond w/67000
Most of North America in the grip of a cold spell. Still not as bitter as the Chosin Reservoir, 1950. −35 °F (−37 °C)
Honor & Respect today for Navy Corpsman Don Shelton, Recipient of the Bronze Star, Chosin Reservoir ~…
Lol 😂😂😂. Chesty Puller at the Chosin Reservoir though. Amazing story.
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At the Chosin Reservoir, 500 marines, outnumbered 30 to 1 said to the Chinese you will not take us off here. They never did. 🇺🇸
See more at: : “A North Korean flag captured in the Chosin Reservoir area.”. (NARA)
Even the Chosin Reservoir can't quench my thirst.
I would have thought it was the Donner party or the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. But that sounds pretty bad, too.
THE COLD WARS: Vets of the battle of the Chosin reservoir in this war called it the "Frozen Chosin"
64 years ago today, Marines began their conquest for the Chosin reservoir. Never forget those tough ***
"Imagine being a marine at the Chosin Reservoir in Korea surrounded by 3 times the number of Chinese and your buddies are freezing to death"
My first review for Stanley Weintraub's narrative of the Chosin Reservoir: A CHRISTMAS FAR FROM HOME
overlook the Chosin Reservoir from an Observation Post
64 years ago Marines of the 1st Marine Division were engaged in the epic struggle with Communist Chinese at the Chosin Reservoir. In a 1961 oral history interview with the USMC History Division, LtGen Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, commanding officer of the 1st Marines in Korea, recalls the Chosin Reservoir: “We lost practically no Marines who surrendered to the enemy. We not only brought our wounded out, we brought our dead out. I can see our trucks returning from the Reservoir now, piled high with dead and wounded men who were roped to the running boards of all of our trucks and other vehicles. And the examples set by the individual Marines, bringing out their dead and wounded from the Chosin Reservoir is outstanding …. Anything up there, they learned it. [The same thing happened] in Haiti and Nicaragua and Santo Domingo they didn't leave a g* soul up there. All the Marines that were left in Korea, [were] where the men had fallen in crevices and that kind of stuff, and nobody knew they were there and c . ...
Today is the 64th anniversay of the battle at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. This was a 17 day battle in which an estimated 67,000 Chinese Soldiers attacked and surrounded US Forces (estimated 30,000). Marine General Oliver P. Smith, Commander of 1st Marine Division quoted; retreat, we are not retreating, we are just advancing in a different direction. With that said, the US Forces inflicted and estimated 29,800 battle casualties on the Chinese; while they lost another 20,000+ to non-battle (cold weather-temperatures recorded below -20) casualties, making them combat ineffective. The United States casualties: Marines: 4,385 killed Army: 3,163 killed South Korean Army: 2,812 British Royal Marines: 78 - having only one company in Korea 4,894 US missing - to date: 2,944 US remains recovered in Chosin area 4,582 US wounded 7,338 US non battle (cold weather) casualties Remember the fallen!
The Truth About the Recent Wars By Daniel P. Bolger, 10 Nov 2014 AS a senior commander in Iraq and Afghanistan, I lost 80 soldiers. Despite their sacrifices, and those of thousands more, all we have to show for it are two failed wars. This fact eats at me every day, and Veterans Day is tougher than most. As veterans, we tell ourselves it was all worth it. The grim butchery of war hovers out of sight and out of mind, an unwelcome guest at the dignified ceremonies. Instead, we talk of devotion to duty and noble sacrifice. We salute the soldiers at Omaha Beach, the sailors at Leyte Gulf, the airmen in the skies over Berlin and the Marines at the Chosin Reservoir, and we're not wrong to do so. The military thrives on tales of valor. In our volunteer armed forces, such stirring examples keep bringing young men and women through the recruiters' door. As we used to say in the First Cavalry Division, they want to "live the legend." In the military, we love our legends. Here's a legend that's going around these da ...
A dazed, hooded Marine clutches a can of food during his outfit's retreat from the Chosin Reservoir
Do you know any Upstaters who fought at Chosin Reservoir? I'd love to interview them for Veterans Day.
I added a video to a playlist Wargame Red Dragon commentary 15: Chosin Reservoir
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and halfway around the world on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Pork Chop Hill, the Chosin Reservoir...
Today at 1720hrs the remains of Corporal Cletus Lies will return to ND. Please to a moment to remember this soldier. July 3, 2014 Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Cletus R. Lies, 26, of Bremen, N.D., will be buried July 3, in New Rockford, N.D. In late 1950, Lies was assigned to the Medical Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 31st Regimental Combat Team (RCT), east of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. On Nov. 29, 1950, the 31st RCT, known historically as Task Force Faith, began a fighting withdrawal to a more defensible position. Following the battle, Lies was declared killed in action. Between 1991 and 1994, North Korea turned over to the U.S. 208 boxes of human remains believed to contain 350 - 400 U.S. servicemen who fought during the war. Nort ...
The Master Chief Petty Officer and the Master Gunnery Sergeant Two old friends, one a Marine and one a Sailor meet in a bar one day (I know it may be hard to imagine either a Sailor or a Marine being in a bar ? but hear the tale). They began to discuss which of them had had the more difficult and dangerous 30 year career. The retired Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant begins: ?I graduated from High School, the next morning I was on the train for Parris Island, South Carolina. Following Boot Camp I found myself in a Regiment assigned to the Iwo Jima assault. With my fellow Marines we fought our way to the top of Mount Suribachi. ?In Korea I was with ?Chesty? Puller at Inchon, then we fought our way toward the Yalu River. In the cold Korean winter we fought at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, ?I ended my career after Viet Nam where I spent 3 months in the Battle of Khe Sanh after stomping through endless rice paddies.? The Navy Master Chief looked him in the eye and took a long draw on his bottle of beer and sai ...
Chosin, the graphic novelThe battle of the Chosin Reservoir in November and December of 1950, when outnumbered American Marines fought their way out of a Chinese Red Army trap in northeast Korea, remains one of the greatest feats of arms in U.S. military history.While every Marine knows the story of…
Famous Marine Quotes "A ship without MARINES is like a garment without buttons." ADM. DAVID PORTER, USN "The more Marines I have around, the better I like it." General Clark, U.S. Army "No one can say that the Marines have failed to do their work in handsome fashion." Major General Hagood, U.S. Army "There is no military body in our country of higher efficiency than the Marine Corps. They take great pride in their profession. They never let things slack a bit." Rear Admiral C.M. Wilslow, U.S. Navy "They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time." Chesty Puller, USMC, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War Old breed? New breed? There's not a *** bit of difference so long as it's the Marine breed. Chesty Puller, USMC "Marine Corps integrity is doing that thing which is right, when no one is looking" Col. Colin Lampard, USMC Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary General A. M. Gray, USMC
The first Bixby in my wife's home province was my grandfather as a member of the Army Air Force when he was helping repel the Japanese. At the same time my other grandfather was on lovely piece of *** called Iwo Jima when he was only 16 or 17 years old. About 7 or so years later, that same grandfather found himself on the frozen tundra of the Chosin Reservoir being dragged off the field, with Chinese shrapnel in him, by a person whose fait I will never know . 15 years after that, my uncle would find himself in Saigon and my father was sent to the Gulf of Tonkin. They all came home. I can't help but wonder how many people not coming home made this possible. When I take it a step further, I realize something even greater. Today and for all eternity, we will hear how our soldiers, marines, sailors, and airmen keep us free. But there is a bigger story here. Prior to WW2 we were happy to play the game of colonialism and spheres of influence. Many scares are still visible in China and other countries around th ...
Q. What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day? A. Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALLthose who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty. Over 1.3 million American men and women have lost their lives in the many conflicts fought by this country . So while you’re enjoying this long weekend, think about Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, Normandy, Chosin Reservoir, Khe Sanh, Kandahar and other p ...
I am an incredibly lucky person. I have led a life where I mostly did what I wanted to do and seldom did what I didn't want to do. Now, I am living a contemplative life, the kind that both Plato and Aristotle believed was the best kind of life to live. I have never been happier in my life and this is mostly due to my wife, Yulia, whose love and companionship has made me love life more than I thought possible. But the whole realm of possibilities that I have had; the freedom of choice, the freedom to do or not do what I pleased, to live where I wanted to, and travel where I wanted, was all made possible by men and women who sacrificed their lives to make my kind of life possible. Each and every one made it possible---at Valley Forge, at Fort McHenry, at Gettysburg, Manila Bay, at Belleau Woods, in Normandy, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the Chosin Reservoir, Khe-Sanh, Kuwait, Bagdad, Kandahar, and countless other places. When I lived up in D.C., I used to drive past Arlington Memorial Cemetery almost everyday. Someti ...
What was it like to live through Belleau Wood, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, the Pusan Perimeter, Chosin Reservoir, Hue City, Khe Sanh, Anbar Prov?
This is copied from the Sheperd's Chapel site. This man has had an awesome influence on my understanding of the KJV Bible. Fair winds and following sees Marine. "I also should point out to those not familiar with the Shepherd's Chapel that we are completely independent; therefore we are not affiliated with any other church, denomination or group. As a matter of record, the only group of which I am a member is with the "Chosin Few" which is a group of Korean War veterans comprised of various military factions who fought in one of the more famous battles of that war. I am very proud to have served as a U.S. Marine in this severe winter battle in which approximately 12,000 of our troops faced a massive surprise attack by an estimated 120,000 of the Chinese communist enemy. Although suffering many casualties, the Marines and our British allies inflicted far more damage to the Chinese and were able to ultimately escape (with our dead and injured) from the Chosin Reservoir where we were at a grave disadvantage. ...
Once again our Nation and our World have been thrown into a boiling caldron because of the actions of despicable men who thirst after power and covet what is not theirs. I want you to look at this Flag. The men and women who have fought for and under it have withstood far more that the bellicose ranting and actions of one Vladimir Putin. He may know Russian history but he is quite ignorant of our’s. While he and his thugs seek to restore some lost Russian Empire through intimidation and the theft of his neighbor’s lands, let him ponder the following: From Yorktown to Chalmette, from Little Round Top to Belleau Wood, from Iwo Jima to the Chosin Reservoir and from Khe Sanh to Grenada, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan: wherever this banner has flown, in the end, the rights of the individual over a monolithic state have been protected and real liberty, as far as it can be defined, has been made present. Take heart America. Let us all place our trust in Almighty God and in our heritage as a free and exceptiona ...
RIP 1st Asian-American Marine officer who led 500 Marines out of Chosin Reservoir ambush during Korean War.
ATTENTION: THIS IS A LONG READ AND WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF IT. I would like to tell all my family and friends about a real hero. 63 years ago my wife's Uncle Timothy was killed in action in Korea. More precisely, he was 1LT Timothy Tai Sun Eum, U.S. Army Field Artillery, assigned to A Battery, 674th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, 187th Regimental Combat Team (Airborne). He died 19 February 1951 while assaulting Hill 738 with G Company, 3d Battalion, 187th RCT (ABN) near Sillim-ni in the very last action of the Battle of Wonju. Unfortunately his military records were lost in a fire in 1973 and it has taken me months of research to find out this information. We knew he was awarded a Silver Star, but didn't know why. In fact, I am still trying to figure out all his awards. Today, on the anniversary of his death, I finally got a copy of his Silver Star award from the National Archives in Washington, DC. It is below and speaks for itself. To help with some perspective: on 1 DEC 1950, the entire 8th US Army ...
During the Korean War, what was the Chosin Reservoir called?. A: The Chilly Chosin. B: The Chinese Chosin. C:...
Colonel Don Conroy's Eulogy written by his son, Pat Conroy The children of fighter pilots tell different stories than other kids do. None of our fathers can write a will or sell a life insurance policy or fill out a prescription or administer a flu shot or explain what a poet meant. We tell of fathers who land on aircraft carriers at pitch-black night with the wind howling out of the China Sea. Our fathers wiped out aircraft batteries in the Philippines and set Japanese soldiers on fire when they made the mistake of trying to overwhelm our troops on the ground. Your Dads ran the barber shops and worked at the post office and delivered the packages on time and sold the cars, while our Dads were blowing up fuel depots near Seoul, were providing extraordinarily courageous close air support to the beleaguered Marines at the Chosin Reservoir, and who once turned the Naktong River red with blood of a retreating North Korean battalion. We tell of men who made widows of the wives of our nations' enemies and who m ...
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North Korea 1950 & NOW UN soldiers fought and were forced to retreat Behind sandbags protected by barbwire hoops. Many GI's died as they held off attacks By 810,000 Communist troops. Our guys used phosphorus, flame-throwers and napalm For without these weapons they could not survive. The Communist charges led by buglers Till the UN could start it's offensive drive. On the battlefield of death Chosin Reservoir Many froze with their hands still stuck to their guns. While others hobbled with their boots wrapped in rags City boys, farmers, students, fathers and sons. With a million and a half dead or wounded Both sides singed a truce before generals involved. July 27th, 1953 And though thousands were orphaned, nothing was solved. AMERICAN SOLDIER It’s not a priest that gives us our freedom of religion And it’s not a reporter that gives us our freedom of voice. It’s not any judge, lawyer, politician, or teacher But the blood of a soldier that has sacrificed by choice. Our soldiers line up to be remembere ...
Not really. More fascinating. Also he excavated up at Chosin Reservoir
Ensign Jesse LeRoy Brown, USN, (1926-1950) Jesse LeRoy Brown was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on 13 October 1926. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1946 and was appointed a Midshipman, USN, the following year. Brown became the first African-American to be trained by the Navy as an aviator. After attending pre-flight school and flight training, he was designated a Naval Aviator in October 1948. Midshipman Brown was then assigned to Fighter Squadron 32. He received his commission as Ensign in April 1949. During the Korean War, Brown also became the first African-American Naval Aviator to see combat when his squadron operated from USS Leyte (CV-32), flying F4U-4 Corsair fighters in support of United Nations forces. On 4 December 1950, while on a close air support mission near the Chosin Reservoir, Ensign Brown's plane was hit by enemy fire and crashed. Despite heroic efforts by other aviators, he could not be rescued and died in his aircraft. Ensign Jesse L. Brown was awarded the Distinguished Flying ...
I was thinking back on when a very few friends and I used to play 'army' on the Duxbury Elementary School playground and how everybody thought we were such losers. I loved it and still love those friends! A moment of epiphany came in the USMC twenty years later at The Basic School when I realized during training that I was doing the very same thing. Still think the greatest US Marine of all time was OP Smith, the quietly brilliant and down-to-earth General who enabled the amazing Chosin Reservoir breakout to happen, despite Gen MacArthur's intention to march his men straight into a Chinese ambush of massive proportions. Semper Fi!!!
It was so cold and miserable. All the men in the truck were suffering from battle wounds as well as frostbite. They huddled close together in vain attempts to keep warm. Weaponless and suffering, the wounded soldiers were being transported via convoy to field hospitals for treatment. But a million Chinese soldiers had surrounded the U.S. 1st Marines and elements of the U.S. 25th infantry division at the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. The convoy had been ambushed and their armed escort quickly overwhelmed. Now the helpless soldiers in the trucks were captured and at the mercy of the surging Chinese army. The Chinese, bent on the destruction of all United Nations forces in Korea, began to set the trucks on fire with the wounded men still inside. Chinese soldiers, posted at the rear of the trucks, shot any soldier who tried to escape the burning vehicles. Scenes such as this were played over and over during the Korean War. What is my point? Why in the name of Sam Hill do we do business with Chin ...
"We're not retreating, *** We're just attacking in a different direction!" — Gen. Oliver Smith | USMC 1st Marine Division Chosin Reservoir North Korea.
PASTOR ARNOLD B. MURRAY (April 20, 1929-February 12, 2014) Arnold was born in Waurika, OK to Edgar Dude Murray & Casey Brown Murray, he was preceded in returning to our Heavenly Father by his loving wife of 40 yrs. Anna & his son David Vernon, and is survived by his son Dennis Arnold Murray & wife Marion of Gravette, his sister-in-law Martha Sweeter, of Gravette, his granddaughter, Jessica Murray Pike & her husband Luther Pike of Hiwasse, and 1 sister Favezel Jackson of Houston, TX. ...Pastor Arnold Murray proudly served our country in the US Marine Corp. as a combat marine serving in Korea, he made the Incheon Landing & survived the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. He enjoyed working with his machinery on his farm. Pastor Murray was an Instrument rated airplane pilot and he enjoyed flying his entire life... As pastor of the Shepherd's Chapel Church, located in Gravette, AR, he built the largest independent Christian television network in the World. He also served as president of The Shepherd's Chapel Network. ...
One of my best friends died last year. He fought at the Chosin Reservoir in the early '50s. Bizarre that US is still there.
some things in life are bigger than you and worth freezing for from Valley Forge to the Chosin Reservoir to the Battle of the Bulge... to guarding the Tomb of the Unknown if only to God.
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Good morning. It’s Thursday, February 13, 2014. The nation’s capital, along with much of the Eastern Seaboard, is blanketed in snow. If one doesn’t have to worry about traffic and can make it into the historic part of the city, Washington is lovely under these conditions. One monument, in particular, is meant to be seen in these conditions—the Korean War Veterans Memorial, which depicts the Frozen Chosin, a play on words relating to the soldiers and U.S. Marines who fought at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. “Freedom Is Not Free,” reads the inscription in marble. The pond at nearby John J. Pershing Park is frozen over too today, although the statue of the great American general, holding his hat in one hand and binoculars in the other, is visible in any kind of weather. In 1917, “Black Jack” Pershing led the first of some 200 American soldiers ashore at Boulogne to calls of “Vive l’Amerique!” from grateful French people who’d been exhausted and battered by World War I. It was an off ...
God Bless Arnold Murray & The Shepherd's Chapel . Now he's returned to the true Father in Heaven. There's probably a great welcome home party taking place. 1 Corinthians 15:55. He said this sometimes : " A coward dies a thousand deaths, but a brave man dies but once. " He's also a Korean War vet, who is part of the The Chosen Few , which fought the Chinese at the Chosin Reservoir. He fought in 30 degrees below zero weather . Some time after he dedicated his life to teaching and learning God's word. Even though he's in Heaven now with God , his ability to teach will live on through The Shepherds Chapel CD/DVD ministry they built up; and continue to edify millions . God sent me to him to build me up in God's Words. God made sure I knew him, when I called out for help, when he cleared the static on the tv years ago, then I heard Murray's voice, and that feeling that I knew this man from long ago, took over, and I knew then in a instant that God reached out to me, and that He is real.
My friend Major Kurt Lee's Story is on the Smithsonian Channel tonight at 10 PM. " Uncommon Valor, Breakout at Chosin Reservoir".
Somewhere out there is an old soldier who endured frostbite and the overall horrors at the Battle of the Bulge, a Marine who protected himself with the frozen body of a friend at the Chosin Reservoir, a Marine who clung to life at Khe Sanh a Marine who saw *** at Fallujah and so many others like them who endured true challenges at places so far from home. So many of them must be shaking their heads about the "horrors" reporters faced when the reporters were checking into their hotels during the past few days in Sochi. No shower curtains and unfinished drapes!? Gasp!
Whenever i think im cold, i think about what those men had to endure at the Chosin Reservoir. Then i think its not so cold afterall :)
Finally found out one of the battles my grandfather was in. Brings chills and tears reading about this. Chosin Reservoir Korea November - December 1950 "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." ( President Ronald Reagan) "Those that were there will never forget! Those who were not will never know !
Do you wonder why that rifle Is hanging in my den? You know I rarely take it down But I touch it now and then. It's rather slow and heavy By standards of today But not too many years ago It swept the rest away. It's held its own in battles Through snow, or rain, or sun And I had one just like it, This treasured old M-1. It went ashore at Bougainville In Nineteen Forty-Three. It stormed the beach at Tarawa Through a bullet-riddled sea. Saipan knew its strident bark, Kwajalein, its sting. The rocky caves of Peleliu Resounded with its ring. It climbed the hill on Iwo With men who wouldn't stop And left our nation's banner Flying on the top. It poked its nose in Pusan, Screamed an angry roar And took the First Division From Chosin Reservoir. Well, time moves on And things improve With rifles and with men, And that is why the two of us Are sitting in my den. But sometimes on a winter night, While thinking of my Corps, I know that if the bugle blew We'd be a team once more. Unkown Author
Treasures proudly supports the planning team for The Minnesota Veterans and Emergency Services Museum, which would be the first museum of its kind in the United States. There will be a silent auction raising funding for this museum at the Scott Hosier Veterans' Roundtable next Monday night (2/10/14) and Treefrog has donated some exciting pieces for this event. The evening's program will focus on the Korean War 1952-53 and our scale model Chaffee tank and Chosin Reservoir figure complement the theme nicely. Also up for bid will be a 12 1/2" WWII Marine figure in bronzed cold-cast resin. Come early and bid, then stay for the 7pm program and learn more about the Korean War. Held at the Assembly of God Church 4240 18th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN. Meanwhile check out the concept video for the museum and get excited!
So Monument Men. Sure it's fine but another WWII movie? Whoever can help got a amazing story of a survivor during the worst military defeat the US has known during Korean War Chosin Reservoir. Story of American military ill prepared for battle in frigid cold
This is something my husband originally wrote (and then edited after retiring) one dark night at sea.     Warrior     I am a warrior. I'm overweight, over 50, and retired from active military service, but I am still a warrior. It's in the blood, not the years. I have always been here and I will always be here.   I was John Paul Jones' helmsman when he roared he had not yet begun to fight and I stamped my frozen feet and cheered when a surrounded, outnumbered, Tony McAuliffe said “Nuts!” to a German offer of honorable surrender. In the brutal cold of another winter half a world away, I followed Chesty Puller to and from the Chosin Reservoir.   My nationality doesn't matter, it's changed a thousand times in ten thousand lifetimes. I was a Legionnaire with Danjou of the wooden hand when we chose to die in the flames and Mexican bullets at Camerone rather than lay down our arms and walk to safety. The “Legion of the Damned” has had many warriors. To the wild challenge of pipes at ...
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I know this is stupid. But I just stopped by the house and caught the last 45 mins of "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington". All I can think is can there not be even ONE Jefferson (or Jeffersonette) Smith left in our govt.? I've never seen so many spoiled, egomaniacal, self indulged people in one place in my life. We could not possibly have lost all of our best people on Bataan, Chosin Reservoir, Khe San and all the rest. There is not any man or woman of us who have raised decent families that does not know to say to their errant children, "That's it. Knock it off. Now!" Is it impossible to say that to the spoiled children who claim to be our leaders? Maybe I've just become older and more naive. But with today's instant communication, one would think it should be pretty easy to tell them to "knock it off" while in the ballot booth. I have this crazy idea that people like Pete would be making some serious trouble for the spoiled brats in the various centers of govt. Alright. I guess I'm done now.
Enjoyed the day with 2nd Marine Division celebrating the 73rd birthday. We placed the Battle Streamers on the Divisional Colors. I placed the China Expedition Streamer in honor of a friend's dad. He was a China Marine, one of Carlson's Raiders during Guadalcanal, and a Chosin Reservoir survivor. What a legacy of the Marine Corps. It was a great honor to be able to be a part of. Happy Birthday 2nd Marine Vets.
Today in Military History Jan. 18 1911: Eugene B. Ely lands his Curtiss Pusher Model "D" aircraft on the USS Pennsylvania, fitted with a special platform with makeshift tailhook system, becoming the first-ever airplane landing aboard a ship. 1951: Following their return to action after the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir, the First Marine Division begins mopping-up guerillas in the Pohang area of South Korea.
Fellow Veterans - reading the Washington Post this morning about all the school closures, because it was "too cold", my mind wandered to my early childhood walking to school in sub zero temp's in rain, sleet, hail and snow. A natural progression was to the "Frozen Chosin" in 1950. Thus I was motivated to draft the following. They may not print it, but I got it off my chest!! Fraternally and ."Stay Warm"! Happy New Year, Warren Memo for: Letters to the Editor, Washington Post Chosin Reservoir - North Korea 1950 Cold? Ask a veteran of the Chosin Reservoir what cold is - 35 below zero with a wind chill factor of 70 below! And that was not fighting the Chinese and North Koreans from a warm heated hut - that was living in that bitter cold 24/7; wearing old WWII winter clothing never imagined for that extreme cold! In those temp's, if you were wounded and couldn't walk, it was almost certain death. Ask Dr. Stan Wolf, USN (Ret), now living in Bethesda, Maryland, what it was like to make "life or death" decis ...
I think I'd be pretty hot if I was put through "boot camp" basic training and sent to fight in the frigid Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War
Congressional Medal of Honor Citations for Actions Taken This Day COCKLEY, DAVID L. Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company L, 10th Ohio Cavalry. Place and date: At Waynesboro, Ga., 4 December 1864. Entered service at:——. Born: 8 June 1843, Lexington, Ohio. Date of issue: 2 August 1897. Citation: While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, he 3 times asked permission to join his regiment in a proposed charge upon the enemy, and in response to the last request, having obtained such permission, joined his regiment and fought bravely at its head throughout the action. EPPS, JOSEPH L. Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 33d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers. Place and date: At Vigan Luzon, Philippine Islands, 4 December 1899. Entered service at: Oklahoma Indian Territory. Birth: Jamestown, Mo. Date of issue: 7 February 1902. Citation: Discovered a party of insurgents inside a wall, climbed to the top of the wall, covered them with his gun, and forced them to stack arms and surrender. HAYES, ...
*PAGE, JOHN U. D. Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, X Corps Artillery, while attached to the 52d Transportation Truck Battalion. Place and date: Near Chosin Reservoir, Korea, 29 November to 10 December 1950. Entered service at: St. Paul, Minn. Born: 8 February 1904, Malahi Island, Luzon, Philippine Islands. G.O. No.: 21, 25 April 1957. Citation: Lt. Col. Page, a member of X Corps Artillery, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty in a series of exploits. On 29 November, Lt. Col. Page left X Corps Headquarters at Hamhung with the mission of establishing traffic control on the main supply route to 1st Marine Division positions and those of some Army elements on the Chosin Reservoir plateau. Having completed his mission Lt. Col. Page was free to return to the safety of Hamhung but chose to remain on the plateau to aid an isolated signal station, thus being cut off with elements of the marine division. After rescuing his je ...
Korean War: The Chinese launched their Chongchon River and Chosin Reservoir offensives on this date in 1950, crushing the overstretched US-UN forces in northern Korea. The Americans took heavy losses and were driven back to the 38th parallel, where fighting stalemated for the next two years. The Wiki articles are very detailed and well-done. Korea is the forgotten war. Not many people know that some 40,000 Americans died there. I've read David Halberstam's The Coldest Winter, which is a well-done popular history that I'd recommend, but I'm not particularly well-informed about Korea.
November 26: Feast day of John Berchmans (Roman Catholic Church); Constitution Day in India (19) 1805 – The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the longest and highest aqueduct in Great Britain, opened. 1922 – Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3,000 years. 1950 – Korean War: With the battles of Chosin Reservoir and the Ch'ongch'on River, China launched a massive counterattack against United Nations forces. 1983 – Six robbers broke into the Brink's-MAT warehouse at London Heathrow Airport and stole three tonnes (6,612 lb) of gold bullion, much of which has never been recovered. 2008 – A coordinated group of shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai began, ultimately killing a total of 173 people and wounding more than 300 others. Happy Morning. -Admin.
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Leathernecks of the 7th Marines take a quick break during the heroic fight from the Chosin Reservoir down to the sea and safety by the First Marine Division in December 1950.
My father Wilton R. Sawyer U.S. Army CSM (Retired). The pics below show him just before enlisting in the Army in 1947 and post Korea War. He used to race motorcycles and earned the nickname "Buzz" as a result. The pic on the left shows him just days prior to his enlistment on his "Indian Chief". He served two tours in Korea during the war and earned two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars. He was one of 1500 Army reinforcements sent to assist the Marines trapped at Chosin Reservoir. Fewer than 100 from his unit survived the mass attacks by the Communist Chinese. He was seriously wounded during the pullout in a friendly fire incident when the M4 Sherman tank he was riding on took a direct hit from U.S. Army Artillery ordered to protect the pass. He served 30 more years in the Army after Korea and finally retired in 1975 as a Command Sergeant Major. During his career he pulled many TDY's in war zones and hot spots around the world. He is a great man, father and husband. We just celebrated our ...
This morning I attended a Veterans' Day service at Gaiser Park here in Seymour. The sixth-grade band and chorus performed beautifully, and I was so touched by all the honor and accolades afforded us veterans. I believe that this day is as much for the youngsters as it is for us...For too many kids, there's no one to teach them about the honor and sacrifice that's been necessary far too often to keep them free; to allow them to be the best they can be in what's still the greatest nation on God's green earth. Somebody needs to teach them about places like Normandy, Iwo Jima, Chosin Reservoir. Khe Sanh and the Ia Drang Valley. Iraq and Afghanistan and the thousands of people who risked and gave their lives for what we all enjoy today. Those places are as distant and far-back in history to them as the First World War and the Spanish American War is to us. I thank God daily that I live in a place and a town that appreciates such sacrifices.
Korean War CANDY ! Snyder county resident , Cindy O. Herman had a very interesting article in the Sunday paper yesterday. As it was intended I’m sure , the very title caught my attention. Cindy wrote “ If you knew Howard Dean , of Shamokin Dam , was a Korean War veteran , could you guess the candy he likes to hand out to people ? In late November and early December , 1950 , U.N. Forces , most of them Marines from the First Marine Division , in the Chosin Reservoir fought the North Koreans and Chinese reinforcements. The temperatures dropped to minus 30 degrees at night. Food rations and fuel lines froze. And the Americans were outnumbered eight to one. When they needed more ammo they asked for 60MM mortar shells by their code name: Tootsie Rolls. Someone in supply misunderstood and sent thousands of the chewy chocolate candies. “ So when they did the parachute drop , we were like , “ What the *** is this ? “ Said veteran Stanley Kot “ with a laugh “ in an August 9 , 2013 article in the Ne .. ...
For 238 years the proud members of the United States Marine Corps have served our country and it's people with honor and distinction. More often than not they have served in some of the most God forsaken *** holes the world has known. They have fought and died to protect the ideals our country represents; Freedom, Liberty and the Rights of the individual to pursue their life as they see fit. Thank God they all have chosen to serve. Each year we are proud to host the birthday celebration for the members of the Marine Corps League Chosin Reservoir Detachment and we are doing so again today. Just to let everyone in on a small secret; when they finish their celebration with the Marine Corps Hymn it's very moving. HAPPY BiRTHDAY MARINES!
The Continental Congress resolved on 10 November 1775, "That two battalions of Marines be raised consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant-Colonels, two Majors, and other officers, as usual in other regiments; that they consist of an equal number of Privates with other battalions; the particular care be taken that no persons be appointed to offices, or enlisted into said battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve by sea when required; that they be enlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war with Great Britain and the Colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress; that they be distinguished by the names of the First and Second Battalion of Marines."Bladensburg, New Orleans, Belleau Wood, Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Mariana Islands, Iwo Jima,Okinawa, Chosin Reservoir, Khe Sanh,Hue,…NOW YA KNOW!!! HAPPY Veterans Day WEEKEND AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY "United States MARINES"
This Sunday Marines in remote parts of Afghanistan's Helmand province, aboard ships and elsewhere in the world will pause to celebrate the 238th birthday of the corps. The tradition has the youngest and oldest Marine cut a cake, preferably with a mameluke sword. But a k-bar knife will do as well. The Marines take their birthdays - and other traditions - seriously. From their earliest days in boot camp, young Marines are told about Belleau Wood, Iwo Jima and the Chosin Reservoir. Over the course of their career they learn to revere Chesty Puller, Dan Daly and others in the pantheon of Marine legends. Other services are defined by their missions and their equipment. The Marines too have a unique mission - it's an expeditionary force able to respond quickly. But what really sets it apart is something that is harder to describe but no less potent. It's sometimes described as an esprit de corps, but ultimately it's hard to define. It's an ancient code that holds that discipline, will and spirit can overcome nu ...
Proud to have these two young men in our family! My Gramps who served in Korea.. Survived the battle of Chosin Reservoir and is a Purple Heart recipient::: and my lil brother.. Who is a Marine!! What else can I say.. They make me PROUD!!
No better feeling than when you see a man speak on stage that served with your grandfather in the Chosin Reservoir Korea...Semper Fi Marines have a safe Veterans Day Holiday!
Nothing makes you appreciate how easy the Marine Corps is nowadays like a story from someone who was at Chosin Reservoir.
As we get set to celebrate the Marine Corps' 238th birthday and remember those that went before us on Veteran's Day I wanted to say thank you to the Marines and Sailors that have served in 3/5. Those that have gone to battle under the battalion's colors have set the standard that we in the battalion continue to strive to uphold. November is an especially poignant month for 3/5: 63 years ago the battalion was leading the attack in Korea to the Chosin Reservoir, 8 years ago it was stepping of to clear Fallujah, and 3 years ago it was securing Sangin. While we would like to be home with friends and family during this time, there is no more important place for us right now than 29 Palms, where we are learning the skills that will ensure we are ready, when and if called upon, to again defend our nation's interests. Dark Horse 6
Marine Corsairs have just struck Chinese positions in the Changjin (Chosin) reservoir
Veterans Day 2013 Tough. We were the toughest people on the planet. We were also the most free. We were also the most respected or feared and we took both as an indicator of our toughness. We kicked our own *** in the War Between the States and came out on top. And for the next century we counted on our national toughness. The Argonne Forest. D-Day. The Chosin Reservoir. Khe San. Grenada. The Gulf War. The Transcontinental Railroad. The Hoover Dam. The Panama Canal. The Loggers of the Pacific Northwest. The Steel workers creating a skyline in New York City. Add your own epicness. The Americans who made this happen were tough men and women. No excuse do or die trying we know it will work tough as elephant hide Americans. From these Americans we got the AEF of WWI, the Defenders of Wake Island and the Montford Point Marines and the Tuskegee Airmen. The Battle of the Bulge and Rosie the Riveter and the WAVES, WASPS and the Nurses of the wars. Tough Americans who knew what it meant to be a loser and the bit . ...
Hello everyone back home from over here - this is a great article from a personal friend, supporter of the 10th Mountain Division, and great American, Tim Neal the head athletic trainer at Syracuse. Please thank those who serve over the next few days, and if they are deployed in harm's way please go out of your way to thank their families, too. Entering the home stretch. Extremely tired but hanging on. Here goes: Veteran’s Day Should be Celebrated Every Day Our nation is celebrating Veteran’s Day. However, after the parades and other events marking this holiday are over, many Americans will again return to their daily pursuits and the meaning of this day will fade away until again next year. Recognizing and thanking those that have served their country to ensure the freedoms of their fellow citizens should last longer than a day. Veteran’s Day should be celebrated every day by those who benefit from the service and sacrifice of so many brave citizens that stood in the breach to ensure our freed ...
Please come out tomorrow and help us commemorate the Marine Corps Birthday by honoring Cpl. Ronald L. Burbridge who is a survivor of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir and speaking at tomorrow in the Little Theatre at 2:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public and we encourage all Students, faculty, and staff to attend.
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All Marines get two birthdays every year. My second birthday is Sunday Nov. 10. The birthday of our legendary Corps. Since Nov. 10, 1775 when two battallions were formed at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. Every climate under all manner of deprivation, Valley Forge to Afghanistan; the frozen Chosin Reservoir where Marines survived on air dropped frozen Tootsie Rolls and canteens of frozen water with a few drops of brandy to make it drinkable; fighting the flies in the desert to be able to eat a morsel; breaking through the ice in a frozen river and ensuring the family jewels did not replace one's eyeballs; being scared out of your wits by snipers during a crossing of a stream; screaming into a handset for air support while dirt and debris peppered your steel helmet and not being able to hear your own voice because *** hath no fury---yes we are legend and the tradition lives on. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL MARINES AND THOSE WHO SUPPORT THEM. Semper Fi...DO OR DIE.
The start of "Where's My America"? I am sitting here a little after 3 am and the only thought that keeps going through my mind is where is my America? I am older than some of you and younger as well so I am not getting it. At least I wasn’t until a little while ago. If I *** you off by my words or by my beliefs I would like to say I am sorry…but I wont. Because if I apologize to you for my beliefs then that is like me saying that my integrity of my beliefs is invalid and I will not do that. We as I always say can agree to disagree. Other than that feel free to un friend me and move along. I was born in the month of October in 1964 I already had a brother who was close to three years older than me. I was finally adopted somewhere between 66 and 67 and my brother somewhere between 67 and 68. I was brought into a house where my mother had been raised Presbyterian and my father a staunch Catholic. If I have anything good to say about my biological parents it would be that even though they wasted their li ...
Somebody plagiarized Chesty Puller.He said that at Chosin Reservoir. Semper Fi!
Article from USI Journal Archives: 1962 – Battle of Se-La and Bomdi-La* (A View From the Other Side of the Hill and…
The Resume of A VETERAN Address: Cemeteries both here in the U.S. and abroad. Numerous still living around the world and some are "in the making" on distant battlegrounds. Phone: Not Available but many may be found where the American Flag is displayed. Website: The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence and Founding Documents Objective My name is Veteran - Some, nowadays call me Radical but I'm sure God knows me for what I am...merely a Veteran. I've sent you my resume because I'm seeking to inform you that my sacrifices for your comfort and way of life are still worthy of my life...that the pursuit of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is a badge I gladly wear. Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume. Qualifications I fought in the beginning of this great land. ( See War of Independence, 1775-1783 ) I fought in Cuba and followed "Teddy" and our flag up San Juan Hill. ( See Spanish/American War, 1898 ) I breathed the Mustard Gas in the trenches of the Western Front. ( ...
I want to share this story with all of you: In November of 1950, 20 year old Marine mechanic named Mark, was sent with his unit to hold ground at the Chosin Reservoir. There he, along with several thousand other Marines and UN troops held ground and ultimately fought against the Korean and Chinese armies in harsh, unyielding winter weather. When MacArthur gave to orders to them out, Mark was one of the lucky ones that survived and met another young Marine mechanic named Ron. Ron was just a few months shy of being 15 years old when he lied about his age and joined the Marine Corp, only to be sent to Korea almost immediately. The two young men struck up a friendship built on midwest mentality and the agreement that they needed to evacuate all the men they could, any way possible. One morning the two young men went to their C/O and told him that with all the jet fuel they had on hand, and no aircraft to use it on, they had made the decision that they would use it in every jeep and truck they had at their dis ...
Veterans Day Parade is Saturday 10:00 am! Going away ceremony for Cory McQueen will be right after the parade. A meal will be served at Noon (hamburger & hotdogs). Special guest speaker, Cpl. Ronald Burbridge, USMC - survivor of the Chosin Reservoir/Korean War at 12:45 and $15,000 worth of fireworks at dusk! Also a performance Military Tattoo at 7 pm at Clifford Hope Auditorium (there is a charge for this performance). RIDERS! Staging for the parade will at the Legion at 9:15, Bring your flags!
We all remember personally or through stories the flag raising on Iwo Jima, the Band of Brothers of E Company, the Battle at Chosin Reservoir, the Tet Offensive. Images of 9-11 will be with us forever, our nation is grateful for the brave men and women fighting the war on terror, but here are four men who will never forget "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo". Jimmy Dolittle and your Raiders, We salute you! It's the cup of brandy that no one wants to drink. On Tuesday, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the surviving Doolittle Raiders gathered publicly for the last time. They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most courageous and heart-stirring military operations in this nation's history. The mere mention of their unit's name, in those years, would bring tears to the eyes of grateful Americans. Now only four survive. After Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, with the United States reeling ...
Just gassed up ar Sams club...there was an older gentleman at the pump in front of me..his license plate had a purpule heart,combat veteran insignia...plus a Marine Corps sticker...I went to shake his hand and to say Semper Fi..he was having trouble witht he pump and credit card so I helped him get it going.he thanked me...then told me he was with Chesty Pullers unit at the Chosin Reservoir and Korea.holy crap
Just back from a pancake breakfast run by the K of C in my parish in Naples. Veterans were special guests. Sat next to U.S. Marine who served at Chosin Reservoir in Korea-- one of the famous battles of that war. On the other side a soldier who was at Chu Pa when I was in Pleiku.
5 mile forced march with loaded packs, history of the Chosin Reservoir with a guest appearance from one of the "Chosin Few", and a class on Core Values = Motivation. What did you do with your Saturday?
During the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, the temperature plunged to as low as -35 FI LOVE the new record #
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Today in History 1270 The Seventh Crusade ends by the Treaty of Barbary. 1485 Henry VII of England crowned. 1697 The Treaty of Ryswick ends the war between France and the Grand Alliance. 1838 Oberlin Collegiate Institute in Lorian County, Ohio becomes the first college in the U.S. to admit female students. 1899 Two battalions of British troops are cut off, surrounded and forced to surrender to General Petrus Joubert's Boers at Nicholson's Nek. 1905 The czar of Russia issues the October Manisfesto, granting civil liberties and elections in an attempt to avert the burgeonng supprot for revolution. 1918 The Italians capture Vittorio Veneto and rout the Austro-Hungarian army. 1918 Turkey signs an armistice with the Allies, agreeing to end hostilities at noon, October 31. 1922 Mussolini sends his black shirts into Rome. The Fascist takeover is almost without bloodshed. The next day, Mussolini is made prime minister. Mussolini centralized all power in himself as leader of the Fascist party and attempted to crea ...
This one just because... well VVV 1862 – Dr. Richard Gatling patented a machine gun. The Gatling Gun consisted of six barrels mounted in a revolving frame. A later version with ten barrels, fired 320 rounds a minute. The United States Army purchased these guns in 1865 and over the next few years most major armies in Europe purchased the gun. In 1870 Gatling opened a new factory in Hartford, Connecticut to produce his gun. He continued to improve the Gatling Gun and by 1882 it could fire up to 1,200 rounds per minute. However, sales of the gun declined after Hiram Maxim began producing his automatic Maxim Machine Gun. As well as guns, Gatling manufactured machines for sowing and breaking hemp, a steam power and a marine steam ram. Back to normal 1950 – The First Marine Division was ordered to replace the entire South Korean I Corps at the Chosin Reservoir area. 1950 – Gen’l. Douglas McArthur ordered a combined Marine and Army outfit to cross the 38th parallel and “mop up” remaining North Korean ...
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The 1st Marine Division, fighting its way back from the Chosin Reservoir in December 1950, was embattled amid the snows from the moment the column struck its camp at Hagara. By midnight, after heavy loss through the day, it had bivouaced at Kotori, still surrounded, still far from the sea. Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Smith was alone in his tent. It was his bad moment. The task ahead seemed hopeless. Suddenly he heard music. Outside some truckers were singing the Marine Hymn. "All doubt left me," said Smith, "I knew then we had made it." - General S.L.A. Marshall, Leaders and Leadership, from The Armed Forces Officer, 1975
It was frigidly cold the night of Nov. 27, 1950 when the Chinese army overran the U.S. Marine headquarters near the Chosin Reservoir where Marvin Garaway was serving during the Korean War.
Oh George Washington, you have to be rolling over in your grave! Is this really what our boys fought and died for at Valley Forge, Fort McHenry, Gettysburg, San Juan Hill, Belleau Wood, Midway, Iwo Jima, the Chosin Reservoir, Iraq, and today in Afghanistan?
Brother Sobol, you as well. Thanks for the pic. Looks like a grunt at the Chosin Reservoir, Korea. Classic USMC.
My grandpa was in the Chosin Reservoir. That's crazy
If people want to know what kind of fighters Marines are ,all they have to do is Google, Korea, Chosin Reservoir that says it all
This wknd catch interview w/ Korean War veteran Joseph Owen who remembers the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir: htt…
FYI, today, 25 June, in 1950 the North Korean's attacked South Korea and started the 'forgotten' Korean War. I would highly recommend to anyone that has netflix to watch Chosin. It is about the 1st Marine Division and their battle at the Chosin Reservoir. The numbers they say are 12,000 Marines/Sailors and 3,000 Soldiers were surrounded by 120,000 Chinese Soldiers. One part that hit me was a vet talking about going back to South Korea as a part of a 'thank you tour' from the country of South Korea. He said that the school children are all given certain sections of the graves of the fallen Americans. These children tend the land and clean up the area, and cut the grass...with scissors. Unbelievable. That kind of honor and respect is something that is very rare in the country unfortunately... Give it a watch, it's about and hour and half...
I keep hearing about a person trying to gain notoriety by pitting whites and blacks against one another. He goes by the name Rev. William Barber. To me he is not a Rev., not the way I understand clergy to be. He is using the church to advance his agenda. I suspect he personally benefits from the NAACP's 501c3 tax exempt status. Many people that are not working are being arrested and fined because of what he is doing. You can bet Barber is not paying their fines or legal fees. After the people are arrested they have criminal records. I have nothing but contempt for racist, black or white. What he is doing is not noble, it is shameful. This person also does not want people to be identified when they vote. Now why do you think that is? Let me tell you of another man named William Barber. He was a US Marine Medal of Honor winner at the frozen Chosin Reservoir, most never heard of him or the Chosin Reservoir. You want to talk about a man that stood tall.
"Sixty years ago, John Cole was a young Marine involved [in] some of the fiercest fighting in some of the most brutal weather American forces have ever faced. . . . "Cole lost close friends and comrades. Last week, the Roy resident was honored with 200 other Utah veterans of the so-called 'Forgotten War' . . . . Thirty-three thousand Americans were killed in action. . . . "'The Korean veterans saved a nation,' Cole said, 'and we broke the back of communism in Korea.' . . . 'So many people didn't recognize what had happened,' Cole said. 'We did because we were there, but many people didn't.' "Cole and Charlie Pharr are . . . veterans who survived the month-long Battle of Chosin Reservoir, one of the fiercest fights of modern warfare. . . . Fifteen-thousand American troops fought waves of Chinese soldiers, they said, in temperatures that hovered around 40 degrees below zero. "'The main thing I remember was not the pain from being wounded,' Cole said, 'but the pain from the weather--the cold, cold weather.' ...
This Memorial Day I am remembering these special people...the American Soldiers! My father survived, but went through complete *** in two wars- " a man possessed of cool courage"- I got my first name from him...my middle name was given to me to honor my mother's favorite young Cousin - Andrew "Dee" Shane.. he came to see me at the hospital in Japan when I was only a day old-- he was killed five months after I was born at Chosin Reservoir, Korea...he was 19 years old. Another cousin was killed on the Arizona by the *** bombing Pearl Harbor- he was just 19 years old... his only sibling, a brother a couple of years older...was killed at the Battle of the Bulge...these Bonebrake brothers gave everything, as did their Parents! My sister's Uncle Bill Underwood was killed when his bomber was shot down over France in World War II...he was just a kid. My uncle Doug survived his missions over Germany in the ball turret of a B-17...he remembered the horror until his death two years ago...we are an Army famil ...
Chosin - Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War by Eric Hammel - Military History, Chosin Reservoir,
Seoul-based reporter Andrew Salmon, the author of Korean War histories "To the Last Round" and "Scorched Earth,...
Great story. Surely somebody in Hollywoodshould pick this up.
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Chosin: the epic battle during the Korean War that Hollywood has thus far overlooked!
I remember learning about this in boot camp, what a story! Korean War battle that Hollywood overlooked
"Korea was not a war like the Spanish Civil War, that intellectuals went to fight in," said Mike Breen"
"SS Meredith Victory, carried 14,000 desperate refugees to safety in the South, earning the title "Ship of Miracles."
"Chinese forces paid a much greater price forcing the allied troops from their positions -- some 60,000 "
"Of the 15,000 U.S. troops involved, more than 3,000 died during the 17-day struggle"
"30,000-strong U.N. force found itself surrounded by 8 Chinese divisions totaling some 80,000 men"
"they did not know China, in brilliant feat of mass infiltration, intervened to support its ally"
"dramatic story of Chosin Reservoir has so far eluded the silver screen"
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The epic battle Hollywood overlooked Great battle we should look at soon . . .
Welcome to the Chosin Reservoir. "Surrounded? You mean we can attack in every direction?"
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