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Korean War

The Korean War (25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between the Republic of Korea (supported primarily by the United States of America, with contributions from allied nations under the aegis of the United Nations) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (supported by the People's Republic of China, with military and material aid from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).

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friendship monument to be removed as claimed focus of anti-Japanese political activity in public space.
I'm korean. My contry undergone 6.25 war too in 1950. A lot of people sacrificed by humans.
New post (Unforgettable: The Korean War) has been published on Centralmarts
South Korea should face own true history on the massacre of many civilians by the Korean troops in the Vietnam War.
Japanese officials order removal of war memorial for Korean labourers : :
F9F Panther Units of the Korean War: F9F Panther Units of the Korean War Warren Thompson (Author),...
But then again he was drafted into the Korean War as soon as he hit America so I guess his timing wasn't that good
As a tribute to the late James Garner, AFN will present movies starring the award winning actor in some of his best-known roles. James Garner was a Korean War veteran before he made it big in movies and television. He received two Purple Hearts while serving in the National Guard.. The Notebook - 7pm An old man reads a love story to his wife suffering from dementia about a poor and passionate young man who falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. They soon are separated by their social differences. Starring James Garner, Gena Rowlands, Rachel McAdams. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - 9:30 pm After years of mother-daughter tension, Siddalee receives a scrapbook detailing the wild adventures of the "Ya-Yas", her mother's girlhood friends. Starring James Garner, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd. Space Cowboys - 11:30 am When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. Sta ...
Received some bad news a few minutes ago. My mother's last brother, UNCLE GEORGE DOWLING passed away this afternoon. He was a good uncle to me, I remember him coming home from the Korean War. How he was always there for any of his brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. He now has joined is wife, Lucy. Along with his parents,siblings Minnie,Guyetta, Edna, John, Donald and Betty. RIP Uncle George.
j Three Presidents No one in either party today has the courage to do this. What did Presidents Hoover , Truman, and Eisenhower have in common? This is something that should be of great interest for you to pass around. I didn't know of this until it was pointed out to me. Back during the great depression, Herbert Hoover ordered the deportation of ALL illegal aliens in order to make jobs available to American citizens that desperately needed work. Harry Truman deported over two million illegal aliens after WWII to create jobs for returning veterans. In 1954 Dwight Eisenhower deported 13 million Mexicans. The program was called Operation *** It was done so WWII and Korean War veterans would have a better chance at jobs. It took two years, but they deported them! Now, if they could deport the illegal aliens back then, they could surely do it today. If you have doubts about the veracity of this information, enter Operation *** into your favorite search engine and confirm it for yourself. Why, you mig ...
My parents, Bette Lou Upton and William Frederick Nienstedt were married on this date 64 years ago at Chicago City Hall. My older brother was in attendance. He and Mom came up on the train from Emporia and eventually Mom told Dad that she came up here to get married.or so he said! Dad was stationed at 5th Army Headquarters during the Korean War and was a Corporal at the time. I had awesome parents and appreciate the time they invested me.
We will miss James Garner. What a cool guy, talented actor, Korean War vet, and Hall of Fame off-road racer.
James Garner earned 2 Purple Hearts while serving in the Korean War.
July 27 will mark the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War. How will you remember?
Today we mourn the passing of James Garner a TV and movie legend that few know was a Merchant Marine at the end of WII, and also was the recipient of two Purple Hearts during the Korean War where he served in the Army National Guard. James Scott Bumgarner April 7th 1928- July 19th 2014
Marine Corps Offers Historical Database Family members of Marines, who were wounded, killed, deemed a prisoner of war or missing during past wars can now access their loved ones' casualty card using the Marine Corps History Division's new online database. Each casualty card lists the military member's unit, service number, type of casualty and date of death. Currently, there are digitized casualty cards for World War II, Interwar period 1946-50, and for war dogs, trained military dogs that served in combat. Korean War cards are scheduled to be complete and released this summer and Vietnam in the fall. To access the online database, visit the U.S. Marine Corps History Division Casualty Card Databases webpage or to request a copy of the original card, send an email to history.division
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His Imperial Majesty was the first reigning foreign head of state to visit the state of Oklahoma on 18 June 1954. The Emperor brought a contingent of 19 persons with him to personally thank Oklahoma State University for their work in assisting Ethiopia in modernizing agriculture and education under the Point Four Program begun during U.S. President Harry S. Truman’s administration. The Oklahoma Ethiopia connection had been initiated by the Emperor Haile Selassie in 1950 when He requested Henry G. Bennett, then president of the University, to come to Ethiopia to explore the possibility of establishing an agricultural college in Jimma and Alemaya. After Bennett visited Ethiopia, he presented a report and the aspiration of the Emperor for education in Ethiopia. Truman was so impressed by Bennett's report that in November 1950, he appointed him the first head of the Technical Cooperation Administration to implement the President's fledgling Point Four technical assistance program in Ethiopia. Ethiopia was t ...
Thank you James Garner, for all the good movies and entertainment! Thank you also for your service @ the Korean War. Rest In Peace.
Aussie Korean War history... recollections of flying in a USAF T-6G Mosquito -
Actor James Garner died Saturday night at the age of 86 he was a Korean War veteran who had two Purple Hearts
Actor, racer, and Korean War veteran -- We'll miss the effortlessly cool James Garner:
Tuesday, July 22nd @ 6:30pm is our last regular season Softball game vs. Michigan. Please, let's make this a big turn out. We nearly got a strike last week and were saved by a family visiting from Texas. If we get a strike, those who have put in a lot of time and effort this season, can not play in the tournament. We will be on Field 8, same location as last week. Independence Ave, SW, just south of the Korean War Memorial. Boiler Up!!
YEONCHEON COUNTY, South Korea?Leading a group of around 20 Filipinos in prayer, Sister Luz Olalia bowed solemnly in front of the Philippine monuments in Yuldong as she recited the exploits of Filipino soldiers who fought during the Korean War.
absent companions. . . .did you know he was a Korean War veteran and earned 2 Purple Hearts? RIP Rockford. . .
RIP James Garner (the rockford files,maverick) a true american,korean war veteran and a great actor.
Lee is back. Would you believe that Lee Iacocca is 94 years old and is still KICKIN’ butt? Check out his latest rant. Just as true today as it was when his book first came out. He was, and still is, a brilliant businessman ! Often we need to be reminded of Iacocca's words, Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes? He's now 94 years old and has a new book, 'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?'. Lee Iacocca Says: Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the *** is our outrage with this so called president? We should be screaming bloody murder! We've got a gang of tax cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers' money, much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians sa ...
RIP Mr. Garner. A a really good man and a fine actor. And he was Korean War vet- a Purple Heart recipient. Everyone respecte…
our family was in Japan during the Korean War, where my dad was serving. I started first grade there.
James Garner's work Stands Test of time. Plus 2 Purple Hearts in the Korean War. http:…
Multi Cabinet Committee(MCC) of will tackle the 1950 Korean War, the most controversial war of the 20th century.
Not to mention he served our country, he was a Korean War veteran who received 2 Purple Hearts.
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1956::India hands over Korean & Chinese Prisoners of Korean war to Brazilian Ambassador,IldefonsoFalco . (via Corbis) …
1950's USMC Korean War Uniforms in smaller sizes, perfect for guys & gals. Dry Cleaned and ready to wear.
Vintage 1950 USMC Korean War Uniforms. All Dry Cleaned and ready to wear. Smaller sizes that fit the…
Sincerely beautiful man. A Korean War veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, Great actor and a true American man and she digs up that?
two Purple Hearts for wounds received during the Korean War. That's what I'll remember about him.
A WWI Veteran, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was Killed during the Korean War.
The amazing thing about James Garner as The Scrounger was that it was his actual role in the Korean War!
Yes, I did. (Yet, I don't think that the Korean War was ever a setting in his movies.) Please read what I posted on FB about him
we could re-ignite the Suez Crisis, The Vietnam War. *** even the Korean War. For old time hippy sake.
A glorious Monday morning practicing my crane kick atop the Korean War Memorial at the Necropolis.
RIP James Garner, Korean War Vet and recipient of 2 Purple Hearts, who died yesterday at age 86. You will be missed. http:…
Decision in Korea: An Intimate History of the Korean War. Decision in Korea: An Intimate...
From the Imjin to the Hook: A National Service Gunner in the Korean War. From the Imjin ...
James Garner received two Purple Hearts in the Army fighting in the Korean War. A great Veteran and a great man.
.. Total dead in Korean war was about 2 million Koreans (mostly north). Check Bruce Cumings: The Korean War.
This Kind of War: The Classic Military History of the Korean War. This Kind of War: The ...
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War. The Coldest Winter: America and the Kore...
: The Run-Up to the Punch Bowl:A Memoir of the Korean War, 1951. The Run-Up to the Punch...
it shall be the second Korean and Vietnam War 😂
07/20/1950: Korean War; US 24th Infantry Regiment was beaten in their ill-fated counterattack at Yechon.
Rest in peace and honor, Corporal James Garner... Thanks for the memories Bret Maverick...Bob Hendley, "The Scrounger" (The Great Escape) and Jim Rockford...but most importantly, thank you for your service as an American Warrior. Garner served during the Korean War with the U.S. Army's 5th Regimental Combat Team and was twice awarded the Purple Heart for wounds in combat.
Actor James Garner of "The Rockford Files" dead at 86 Los Angeles (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files", has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday. Garner, who built a six-decade career playing ruggedly charming, good-natured anti-heroes and received the highest honor of the Screen Actors Guild in 2004, was found dead from natural causes on Saturday night at his Los Angeles home, according to police. No further details were immediately available about the circumstances of his death. Celebrity news website TMZ reported earlier that an ambulance crew was sent to Garner's home at about 8 p.m. local time and found him deceased. Garner, an Oklahoma native, entered show business in the 1950s after serving in the Korean War and first rose to fame on the TV western "“Maverick", a sardonic alternative to the more serious frontier show ...
RIP James Garner, not only an actor but winner of 2 Purple Hearts from the Korean War.
James Garner, Actor: The Rockford Files. The son of an Oklahoma carpet layer, James Garner (born James Scott Bumgarner) dropped out of high school at 16 to join the Merchant Marines. He worked in a variety of jobs and received 2 Purple Hearts when he was wounded twice during the Korean War. He had h…
Letter of the Week, July 13-19: Korean War veterans, stand tall in pride. …
07/19/1953: Cap. Ronnie Moore and Lt. Col. Vermont Garrison qualified as 9th and 10th double aces of the Korean War.
We have Veterans here representing conflicts all the way back to the Korean War.
Lost for 6 decades, Korean War airman to be buried in Fla.
Korean War Veterans Memorial. Built to commemorate those who served in the Korean War. .
We have a great weekend coming up! On Saturday, stop at the Port Washington Fish Days festivities to see Harvey Kurz and Joe Demler in the parade and leave a donation at Margie's SSHF booth near Sir James Pub. Or, head south to West Allis for a book sale and signing of "Honor Flight: A Visual Journey" at the ProBuColls Bookstore at 9633 W. Greenfield Avenue from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and meet Julian Plaster, Marion Lemke and 9 other WWII and Korean War heroes. Thanks so much to all of our volunteers who make these events happen, and we hope to see a great crowd at both of these events!
Korean War veterans participate in Remembrance Day: … Antietam Chapter 312 of the Korean War Vetera...
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This extraordinary man did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit today, and some of his stories about North Korea are heart-wrenching. His grandson explained that his grandfather was born in North Korea, but escaped to the South during the Korean War. He eventually made his way to the USA, and then Can…
The Chaplain–Medic massacre was a war crime that took place in the Korean War on July 16, 1950, on a mountain above the village of Tunam, South Korea. Operating at the Kum River during the Battle of Taejon, troops of the US Army's 19th Infantry Regiment were cut off from resupply by a roadblock established by North Korean troops of the NK 3rd Division. The roadblock proved difficult to break, and forced US troops to move through nearby mountains to evacuate their wounded. Thirty unarmed and critically wounded US troops were stranded at the top of a mountain along with a chaplain (Herman G. Felhoelter) and a medic. They were discovered by a North Korean patrol. Though the medic was able to escape, the North Koreans executed Felhoelter as he prayed over the wounded, then killed the rest of them. The massacre was one of several incidents that led US commanders to establish a commission in July to look into war crimes during the war. The same month, the North Korean commanders, concerned about the way thei ...
Join us September 12 for a special golf tournament honoring our Korean War veterans
Our golf tournament honoring Korean War veterans is ready to accept players
Happy Throw Back Thursday! This video is of our 30th HBCT soldiers on patrol in Iraq, June 2004. During that time The Old Hickory brigade was the first National Guard brigade called to active duty since the Korean War.
Korean War will be in in late July for an annual reunion:
Hmm… might have to check this out - a digital memorial to Korean War veterans (H/T )
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OLD FART PRIDE I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only old fart receiving it. Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see. Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal , Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention Vietnam. If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly to women. Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection. Old Farts get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and ch ...
A Hoosier family received closure Thursday afternoon when Airman Howard Martin returned home 62 years after he was killed in a plane crash during the Korean War.
Francis M. Palma Francis (Frank) Palma, age 80, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Frank, born in Hartford, CT, was the son of the late Michael Palma and Elizabeth Palma Bonovito. He was predeceased by his sisters Marie Bonovito, Rita Stamboni and Rosemary Bonovito and step-father Peter Bonovito. He was a proud Navy veteran of the Korean War era. Before retirement, he worked for the State of Connecticut for the Services For the Blind division. He also worked as a Sheriff for the Litchfield court system. He enjoyed playing golf, puttering in the yard and spending time with family. He leaves his wife of 39 years Carol Poe Palma; his children Michelle Delaney, Alisa Lee, Michael Palma and Robert Palma; ten grandchildren and one great grandchild; a sister Pat Kelly and three stepsons Michael, Richard and Robert Poe. The family will receive visitors on July 16, 2014 at Montano-Shea Funeral Home 922 Main Street, Winsted, CT from 9 - 11 a.m. Following a Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Winsted he will be ...
Korean War and Vietnam War era, the Korean women were treated as sex slaves by the U.S. military.(122 person class action)
Sad of a GI executed by the North Koreans July 10, 1950 during the Korean War
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The Korean Peninsula: Yesterday and Today: … the Korean War remains a potent force even today. Whil...
Former Prospect and Arlington counselor Ronald Duwayne Rosenthal: Ronald Duwayne Rosenthal, 81, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014. He was born to Rudolph and Arlyne Rosenthal on October 7, 1932 in Clintonville, Wisc. Ron graduated with a BS from Valparaiso University in 1954, served during the Korean War, and then obtained an MS from Indiana University. He was a guidance/college counselor at Arlington High School and Prospect High School. He served as caregiver for and is survived by his beloved wife Jean (Palo) of 57 years. He was ever proud of his son Robert (Chris) and daughter Sandra Rosenthal (husband) Adam List) and two granddaughters, Amy Rosenthal and Jaimie Rosenthal List. He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother, Dennis. Visitation is Sunday July 6th, 5-8 pm. at the Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Road (off Washington), Gurnee. Lying in State Monday aat 10:00 with services at 11:00 am at Redeemer Lutheran Church 620 Wl Grove Ave. Waukegan, Illinois 60085. For informa ...
While I do not understand it I have to accept it as God's will, he called my brother Peter home early this morning just five days after my sister. Hopefully they are reunited with each other as well as our brother Anthony who passed 25 years ago along with Mom Dad, his beautiful wife Maida and all the others. If a textbook/manual were written on how to be a good man and an excellent father/grandfather he would have been the author. He has affected so many in a positive way including yours truly as he was the perfect male adult I needed when my mother died. He had four children, fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren who all adored him. He was a Vet during the Korean War, and a member of the Air Nat'l Guard for some thirty plus years. Needless to say our family has been devastated by this but their spirits will always be with us and get us through our darkest hour. I truly believe they will continue to help us in our decision making, share in our joy and sadness, laugh when we do and cr ...
Fr. Kapaun statue & Korean War Memorial in Pilsen, KS. Herb Miller at right - b/c of Fr. Kapaun, he lived.
Yesterday and the Korean War Memorial, in the CROWN of the Statue of Liberty
National War Memorial in Confederation Sq. Ottawa to commemorate WWI, II, Korean War & tomb of...
Remembering Alexander Rowbotham: A name had been missing from the WWI, WWII and Korean War Memorial, in St. An...
Jack Sturgill of Petersburg and four others have been selected for induction into the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame. Sturgill was born in Norton, Va., where he attended school until his enlistment in the U.S. Navy. He served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1955. After his service, he enrolled in the forestry program at North Carolina State University, where he earned membership in Phi Kappa Phi honorary and was elected president of both the Xi Sigma Pi honorary and the North Carolina State Forestry Club. While at NC State he joined the Society of American Foresters. He married Virginia Roberta Greene in 1958 and four years later settled in Petersburg working for the Westvaco Corporation at the Luke, Md., paper manufacturing facility. Sturgill encouraged and promoted safer harvesting practices, sustainable timber growth activities, and road construction that would meet landowner needs and future forest management goals. To that end, he established a Christmas tr ...
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 ...
There were so many people taking selfies at the Korean War Memorial. New Jersey is weird.
Wanted to stop to see the Korean War Memorial on the 5 but no
Visited memorial for Ethio Veterans in z Korean War,1200 dispatched, 121 killed, 536 wounded; but no defeat & capture http:/…
On the date of the start of the Korean War... The memorial @ Korean War Veterans Memorial
he is a ww2, vietnam and Korean War veteran
MacArthur noticed. Japan was a breakwater to communism . Since it had been toppled, USA had to do the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
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Rival nations mark 64th anniversary of Korean War: North and South Korea marked the 64th anniversary o...
American veterans of the Korean War, which began 64 years ago today, will be honored with a new memorial in Lynnwood:
On 7/3/14 a Blue Star Memorial Marker will be unveiled at Kenney Field as part of ceremony honoring the resident veterans of the Korean War.
Did you know the Korean War began on this day in 1950? The Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall,...
"Korean War started today" said vets to El Paso Youth Symphony Orchestra. These US and ROK soldiers were there Thanks
WWII/Korean War vets receive welcome in North Chicago after Honor Flight -
Korean War Memorial in Seoul, Korea: Why do people call the Korean War the…
THIS one is from the Korean War Veterans Memorial. My previous post was the Vietnam Veterans memorial.
Robert Altman's 1970 movie satire of the Korean War )M*A*S*H) saw the cast arranged in a tableau reflecting the...
don't let it throw you. I have it on good authority that Rosanne is responsible for the Korean war, Lyme disease and sticky.
Flags ordered to half-staff for Henderson man who died in Korean War » The Gleaner
Flags are at half-staff today in honor of Sgt. Paul Gordon, a prisoner of war in the Korean War whose remains...
and the first gulf war and Korean war
My grandfather was a WWII and Korean War vet and was denied benefits from the VA...glad this man got his claim finally thru
ICYMI: Korean war veteran's remains found and identified 62 years after his death Family can now have proper burial
A Korean War Veteran's 56-year struggle for Veterans Affairs benefits is finally over.
Focus Friday Forgetting the pains, hurts, disappointments, betrayals, failures, falls, setbacks, etc. is not saying they never happened. But to hold on to them keeps one bound and not able to forgive and bounce back with the Lord's help. God forgave us. We need to not only forgive those who may have caused all of the above, but we must forgive ourselves too! I love how my husband put it to his late father one night many years ago. His father served in the Korean War and when some old footage would be broadcast on the news it used to upset his father because of what his father experienced fighting over there. My husband asked him, "you're saved and filled with the Holy Ghost right?" His father: "Yes." My Husband: "God forgave you of your sins right?" His father: "Yes." My husband: " Well, who are you to think that you are better than God not to forgive yourself?" His father said it was a slap in the face but he needed that. His father was able to forgive himself and each time war footage was shown ...
That's what happened in Vietnam, South Korean pres. got replaced with one the US could control n war followed.
Joseph Gomer was born on this date in 1920. He was an African American businessman and former WW II Tuskegee Airman fighter pilot. Born in Iowa Falls, Iowa, from the time he was a little boy, he was fascinated with model airplanes. Little did he know he would get his pilots license before his driver's license. Growing up in one of two African American families within a population of 5,000, his family was readily accepted and embraced by the community. His father Philip Joseph Gomer, owned a janitorial business that serviced local businesses, and he worked for his father from the age of 12 while attending school. His aunt was the first wife of W.E.B. Du Bois. The only black in his class, he graduated from Iowa Falls High School with honors in 1938. His father died the year he graduated from high school and with help from local businesses and friends of the family he enrolled in the pre-engineering program at Ellsworth Community College (ECC), and graduated from ECC in 1940. That same year, the Civil Aerona ...
Korean War vet gets benefits after 56-year battle with VA | Army Times |
I thought Korean War was content heavy... and then I flipped to Cuban Missile Crisis. 😭🔫
still thinking about yesterdays seminar and film from Ramsay Liem re Korean War see
I've written a blog about a WCC consultation I attended on Justice, Peace and Reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula
DTN Korean News: UN: More than 50 million displaced worldwide: The number of people uprooted by war and crisis...
Finally done with Korean war and CMC hyuhyuhyu ok some leisure reading then starting on lit leggo
Korean War vet's remains finally home in Kentucky - Buy PhotoDorothy Gayhart, 80,...
Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean War. Chosin: Heroic Ordeal of the Korean WarEric...
To commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Korean War, NK Watch will be holding a special performance and photo...
yeah dude, polio, jim crow laws, the Korean war, and domestic violence!!!
The Korean War: History in an Hour. The Korean War: History in an HourAndrew Mulholl...
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Korean women were supplied as sex slave like stuff to US/UN during Korean war.
Ruined locomotive, derailed by bombs during the Korean War and restored here as a symbol of the…
Remind them that when the USSR boycotted the UN, we got the votes for the UN to join the Korean War!
A Korean War veteran's battle for VA healthcare is finally over:
Finally decided on MASH about the Korean War
Korea is donating a warship to the Philippines. This isn't the first time right? Our participation in the Korean War was worth it :)
NOT SMILING: On the order of haven't I seen this somewhere before. LEST WE FORGET. 1950 -- First American Advisors in Vietnam. 1956 -- US takes over the training of South Vietnamese Forces from the French. 1959 -- First US Servicemen die in Vietnam in a guerilla attack on Bien Hoa. 1964 -- The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution passes the House unanimously and the Senate 82-2 giving President Lyndon Johnson carte blanche authority to attack North Vietnam without having to ask Congress for a legal declaration of war. 1965 -- The first American COMBAT troops, the Marine 9th Expeditionary Brigade, arrives in Vietnam. 1965 -- Ia Drang Valley where the first "conventional" battle of the Vietnam War occurs with the US Forces battling the North Vietnamese Army. Operation "Rolling Thunder", continuous bombing of North Vietnam by American forces begins and goes on for three years. US Troop levels go over 200,000. 1966 -- US B-52 Bombers drop their bombs on North Vietnam for the first time. President Johnson promises conti ...
In a ruling Wednesday morning, the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six federal trademarks for the name of the Washington Redskins. (RELATED: US Patent Office Cancels ‘Redskins’ Trademark) Currently, federal trademark law does not allow the registration of any names that bring individuals or groups into contempt or disrepute. The PTO cited this rule in their decision regarding the Redskins’ name. Here are twelve other trademarked names that apparently didn’t come up on anyone’s offense radar. Figgas over *** This pending trademark seeks to cover a line of “Apparel for dancers, namely, tee shirts, sweatshirts, pants, leggings, shorts and jackets.” *** ” of course, is a slang version of the word *** ” a term considered highly offensive towards black Americans. *** Kap: Another recently-filed trademark, this one for a line of plastic lids. *** was made famous in World War II as a derogatory term for opposing German soldiers, as well as Germans in ...
My Sponsor sent me this example: We gave this as a gift to our Mom- it's his army picture, with a love letter he wrote to her for Valentines day while serving in the Korean War, she cried of course;-) one of the many reasons why I love this company so much.
For those that missed the interview Ricky did this morning for his show tomorrow evening June 21st in Orfordville, Wisconsin you can click link below to listen starts at 20:30 min into the program. This is a benefit show for VetsRoll to help send our WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington DC to be honored at their memorials
The National Museum of the Marine Corps reveals an interesting story from the Korean War in this video. It seems that, thanks to miscommunication over the radio, marines received candy rather than the ammunition they needed.
Oh yeah, they did. The Military Medical Records in a St. Louis warehouse went up in flames and millions of medical histories were lost. That is why alot of our older veterans cannot get the disability or care they need. My dad suffered frostbite of his toes in the Korean War. Because the records were lost, he never received his benefits for that. He couldn't "prove" it ever happened. The govt would bankrupt a whorehouse.
I supported the original incursion into Iraq. I was suspicious of George Bush’s motives, but the possibility of WMD and the development of a coalition overcame my doubts. I was wrong. It appears to me now that the original effort was to complete the attempt by his father to overthrow Saddam Husein. Now we are contemplating a third round of military activity in Iraq. The definition of insanity has been stated as ‘doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results’. Any renewed military action in Iraq would be ill advised and have significant, long term repercussions, many of which we cannot even imagine. Since the Korean War it seems that the foreign policy of the United States has been to oppose, but not defeat, ideology. We have not had an active enemy against whom we could marshal our significant resources. Even in Vietnam, our enemy was not the Vietnamese, but Communism. Now, our enemy is not the Iraqis, not the Sunni, but radical Islamic Fundamentalism. You cannot defeat an idea ...
News Flash! Can we have some New, news story on the TV.please. Come on $million dollars weddings, when I know women that are holding it down and loving their families, trusting God to pay the bills, I know men that love their families and work 2 and 3 jobs, I know a classmate of mine 1 year younger that had a great business in a mall in NJ, giving young people a job and had to close because of the economy. Come on Yes, you can do what every you want with your millions, that's on you, but please can I see a story on the news that shares about how a man worked 45 years at one job, to care of a family of five, married 58 years, to the same women, our mom, miss only 15 days at work those 45 years oh yes, drove buses to make ends met, and last but not lease only had a 8th grade education and is a Korean War vet, and at the end of the 45 years I asked my dad how must did you get a hour dad when you finally retire he said, with a big daddy smile. $15.00 a hour son. I cried inside to see my dad's our dad's dedica ...
True Crime of the Day: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed by electric chair in 1953 for charges related to the passing of information about atomic bombs to the Soviet Union. This was the first execution of civilians for espionage in U.S. history. The prosecution's primary witness stated that Ethel, working as a "probationer," had typed notes containing U.S. nuclear secrets, which eventually reached the Soviet vice consul in New York City. Both Rosenbergs asserted their right under the Fifth Amendment not to incriminate themselves whenever asked about their Communist party involvement. The judge held them responsible not only for espionage but also for deaths in the Korean War, since the information leaked was believed to booster Russian Communist aggression in Korea.
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Korea said that all the M-1 Rifles left behind during the Korean war were no longer needed (they upgraded) They offered to sell them to the public in America. The rifle only holds (8) rounds and is semi-automatic, meaning you have to pull the trigger each time you wants it to fire or pull the trigger 8 times to empty the rifle. It is used by many for "Large Bore Marksmanship Shooting Competitions" some use it for hunting and many want to collect an icon of WWII and Korean War. President Obama signed an Executive Order forbidding the import of military grade weapons when word got out about the rifles becoming available.
SAC: There has been nothing like it before or since. There was a Strategic Air Com­mand before Curtis LeMay, but it didn't amount to much. It was organized at Bolling Field, Md., in March 1946, then moved to Andrews AFB, Md., in October of that year, with an assigned mission "to conduct long-range offensive operations in any part of the world." The first commander was Gen. George C. Kenney, who led Allied Air Forces in the Southwest Pacific in World War II, but he was often absent pursuing other interests. He was the US military rep­resentative to the United Nations and a likely choice to head the UN Air Force that was anticipated at the time. Kenney left the running of SAC to his deputies, one of whom declared that, "No major strategic threat or requirement now ex­ists in the opinion of our country's best strategists nor will such a requirement exist for the next three to five years." SAC was relaxed, attuned to the post-war demobilization and drawdown. There was no sense of urgency about the mission ...
1950 C.E. to 1973 C.E. 1950 -- Attempted assassination of Truman by Puerto Rican nationalists. Korean War begins. Congress passes McCarran's Internal Security Act setting up program for detention of subversives. Hiss convicted of perjury; Nixon elected to Senate after smear campaign against California opponent. U.S. Army engages in "simulated" germ warfare in San Francisco and the Pentagon. National Council of Churches founded in U.S. CIA organizes the Pacific Corporation, a large holding company which was the first of many CIA "private" enterprises. Alleged CIA plot to introduce UFO contact ideas with "Little Green Men" stories and radio contact "from space." Malcolm X receives visit from an MIB while in prison. Worlds in Collision by Immanuel Velikovsky proposes a catastrophic theory of ancient history in which a huge "comet" of matter is ripped out of Jupiter, approaches Earth close enough to cause universal fire/flood legends in primitive folklore and the settles into orbit as a new planet, Venus; Vel ...
This week's Fan of the Week is Milton Sanders. He enlisted during World War II in 1944 and also served during the Korean War. Sanders went on to become a drill instructor at MCRD PARRIS ISLAND, SC - OFFICIAL PAGE. At 86 years old, this proud Marine veteran is now a devoted grandfather. He was nominated this week by his daughter, Sharon Wright. Semper Fidelis, Sir!
The continuing story from "My Experiences of Studying Abroad" (preliminary title/draft) Museums  In Washington D.C., I have been to the Smithsonian Museum, Monuments of the War of Vietnam and Korean War, Arlington Cemetery, and in New York, I have been to the Central Park, MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Lincoln Center, and Frick Collection.  The station of Washington D.C. was just like a shopping mall, but was a very pleasant two-story structure and enjoyable in many ways. There was an interesting staircase with spirals. The stairs were so elegant and beautiful. You may not able to see this kind in Japan, and I wish to have the chance to see it again in the future, hopefully.  In the Arlington Cemetery, there they had some tours in the cemetery. There was too much room in the cemetery just to visit and to walk around yourselves. Basically, I understood that their basic religion was Christian, but it seemed they didn’t stick to one single religion and accepting others too in the ceme ...
Korea Thanks America's Veterans! A ceremony and event to commemorate the anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, to say "Thank you!" to our veterans and to oppose human rights abuses in North Korea will be held on This Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:00am in the parking lot behind the Korean Consulate building 3243 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90010 Transit: Wilshire / Vermont Station located at Wilshire Blvd. and South New Hampshire Ave. (just west of Vermont Ave.). The event will feature prominent guest speakers from the U.S. and Korea. California Congressman Ed Royce and a member of Korea's National Assembly have been invited to speak. The event will feature large photo exhibit on the Korean War and in tribute to veterans of that conflict.Ceremony with guest speakers will commence at 10:00 am and the photo exhibit will remain open until approximately 4:00 pm. The event is open to the public and free of charge.
not true all we had to do was maintain a small strong force as we did after WWII in Germany an after Korean War in North Korea
A way in which the Korean War, the Vietnam War, & the Persian Gulf War are similar is that no formal declaration of war was made by Congress
One similarity between the Korean War & the Persian Gulf War is that in each conflict the United Nations took action to halt the aggression.
Why, since 1950s Korean War, have Americans not understood that nationalist insurrections aren't really rejections of American Capitalism?
This Day in Naval History - June 16 1943 - At Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Japanese aircraft conduct the largest raid since April 7. Although a large number of enemy planes are shot down, LST-340 and USS Celeno (AK-76) are damaged. 1944 - Marine Gunnery Sgt. Robert H. McCard serves as a platoon sergeant with Company A, Fourth Tank Battalion, Fourth Marine Division as they fight against the Japanese at the Battle of Saipan, Marianas Islands. With his tank destroyed by enemy 77-mm. gun fire, he persists with the attack until he is forced to abandon the tank, exposing himself while covering his evacuating men. Wounded and with the grenade supply diminished, he dismantles a tank machine gun and attacks the enemy positions, killing 16 enemy soldiers before sacrificing his life to save his men. For his "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity" on this occasion, McCard is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. 1953 - During the Korean War, USS Princeton (CVS 37) launches 184 sorties against enemy front-line pos ...
Happy Father's Day to all, whether Valley Forge vets from the Korean War, or their descendants.
Remembering my dad on this father's day -- the late John S. "Steve" Dial, a DK aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during the Korean War.
Korean War vets with our 48-Star Flag WRICHS pres & museum chair - Thank you vets for Flag Day ceremony
I just had the opportunity to shake the hand of an Iwo Jima vet. It made my day & he thanked me too. Don't miss an opportunity to thank the WW2 & Korean War vets while we still have the chance. My uncle was a WW1 vet. He passed away while I was serving in the army. I never really thanked him for his service. So Uncle Lys, if you're up there listening.thank you.
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Just returned from a flag retirement ceremony at the Payne House in Coventry, Rhode Island. The staff, girl scouts and Korean War vets did a great job.
James Garner is a Korean War veteran and began his career as a contract player in 1956 for Warner Bros.
If April Glaspie started the Gulf War then Dean Acheson started the Korean War.
History of US Military in Burma : 1) The biggest land battles in Asia during WW2 was in Burma. 2) The first covert operation of US Government was the Flying Tigers which was sent to Burma about a year before Pearl Harbor when US entered WW2. 100 planes with 400 American pilots, mechanics, nurses etc were sent to Burma to protect the "Burma Road". They were originally based in Taungoo, Burma. When the British rapidly retreated, it was the American Flying Tigers that engaged in dog-fights over the skies of Rangoon. 3) 20,000 Kachins served in ten Kachin-American Ranger Battalions under American OSS officers. OSS in Europe was primarily an intelligence operation. OSS in Burma had a para-military arm. At the Headquarters of US Army Special Forces Command, there is a plaque dedicated to Burma Operations because US Special Forces was born in Burma. 4) MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) was also born in Burma. It was later made popular by an American movie and TV series using Korean War as background. Kachin A ...
After 61 years, a hero received his lost medals. In November 2013, The Crockett Rocket printed an article about Korean War veteran Master Sergeant Paul Lowery. For one reader, disbelief over the fact that Lowery’s medals had been stolen on his way to the United States was just unacceptable, and she felt as though action needed to be taken. After the Rocket was published, Shannon Haynes, fellow church member and friend, talk- ed to Mrs. Pat Lowery about how to go about replacing the lost medals. They worked togeth- er and with amazing results the lost medals have been delivered and are at home with the hero; where they belong. Lowery is so proud of his Bronze Star which was given to him for his heroic efforts in rescuing six soldiers. General Patton’s youngest son Charles was his commander, and he asked Lowery if he would take the tank out to rescue the trapped soldiers. “I won’t go without the air boys to bomb before and come in behind. I drove that tank into no man’s land,” said Low- ery. “ ...
Today, Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 559, which changes statutory references from the Korean Conflict to the Korean War and Vietnam Era to Vietnam War. Thousands of men and women fought for our country during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. By signing this bill, we pay tribute to their bravery, their service and their sacrifice.
WICHITA - A fifth Kansas Honor Flight of the year will return on Friday, June 13, carrying two World War II veterans and 18 Korean War veterans and their guardians.� Because all flights returning to Wichita are full, the veterans will return to Kansa
I don't have a left pinky toe... I lost it in the Korean War.. thanks for that. ***
Politicians always parse words. Korean War was referred to as a UN armed conflict, not war. Alan Alda would disagree.
"Beginning with Vietnam, we stopped paying taxes for the wars we fight, Karl said. The Korean War was financed...
A new Korean War monument was unveiled on Memorial Day in Chillicothe, Ohio—an 8- by 6-foot black monolith etched with a collage of war scenes and the names of local soldiers fallen in that war. It's also a disgraceful insult to every American serviceman who fought in Korea and every other war.
MidgeCiv: The Aztec-Korean war comes ends. Benjong looking bruised but not beaten and Emmazuma with the upper hand.
Matthew Edward Greene III was born in Far Rockaway, Long Island New York on February 14, 1939. At the age of 17 he joined the United States Army, and served during the post Korean War in the capacity of Sgt. Drill Instructor and a Distinguished Marksman, during his time in the Army, he converted to Islam, taking the name Atheem Al-Asaad. After an honorable discharge, he met and married Brenette Spiller on October 2, 1959 to which five daughters were born Tanya, Toni, Traci, Terrie and Tamara. In the late sixties Matt and Brenette moved from Kansas City to Wichita, Kansas in order to raise their children. It was during this time that Mr. Greene devoted himself to the Civil Rights movement as well as equality for everyone of color. A published author of non-fiction and poetry some of his works include The New .44 Special & .430 Magnum published in 1987. He was the publisher/editor for the African American News and a reporter, writer & salesman for the News Hawk of Wichita Kansas, Mr. Greene also was a photo ...
Good news: Son beams as parade marchers show appreciation for dad, an ailing Korean War vet [link removed]
please please please share. I've decided on Cold War and Korean War. Apparently Korean is the easiest.
Master Sergeant Avery C. Snow, USMC, climbs out of his F9F "Panther" after completing his 100th Korean War combat...
MOORE, Okla. - A Korean War Veteran has a unique goal for his community, and it has everything to do with the stars and stripes. Tucked back on a street in Moore, you'll find Private First Class De...
Col. (Ret) Ramon Padilla, a Korean War veteran, visited Korea with his friend Col. (Ret) Benjamin Buckley, who had served at I Corps ROK/US Group in Uijongbu, Jun 4-10. Among many of the place they visited was Hill 296, the site of one of the bloodiest battles in the Korean War in which Col. Padilla played an instrumental role in defending it against the Communist forces. They also attended the Eighth Army Birthday Ball and visited the Seoul National Cemetery, War Memorial Center, Joint Security Area, and Camp Red Cloud. Col. Padilla was born on September 1, 1931 in Los Angeles, California. He enlisted in the US Army in 1949 and joined Company L, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division as a rifleman in the Pusan Perimeter in August 1950. In the Battle of Hill 296, Col. Padilla and the Soldiers of Company L were driven off several times off the hill, but eventually recaptured and held the hill.
Today I hung out with Sally Carroll during lunch. Just me and her. I asked her when was the first day you came in here to work? She said 1940. I told her eating lunch today is my early birthday present. She asked how old are you going to be? I told her 53, she just laughed, she asked how old do you think I am? I said I don't know, 39? No she said, I'm 97. This woman lived through the roaring 20s, the Depression, WWII, Korean War, Mccarthnism, Vietnam, Hippies, Jim Crow, oil boom and bust, Disco, Metal, Reagan, prairie preserve, Clinton, grunge, 9-11. Me, osage casinos, settlement of 380 million trust case, Obama and according to the Tulsa World, she makes the 2nd best hamburger in Oklahoma. I love Sally's sandwich Shop.
Before leaving for the Visayas, 300 members of the Korea Armed Forces recently laid a wreath of flowers at the Philippine Monument in Goyang City, just outside Seoul to honor Filipinos who fought in the Korean War.
Tibor "Ted" Rubin (born June 18, 1929) is a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who emigrated to the United States in 1948 and received the Medal of Honor for his valorous actions during the Korean War as a U.S. Infantrysoldier and POW from President George W. Bush on September 23, 2005.[1] Rubin is a…
The town of Mount Joy held their Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, and Juniper Village at Mount Joy resident Miss Catharine Zeller was in it! She rode in the parade in commemoration of her father, a World War I veteran who fought in the trenches in France. This is the 100th anniversary of the First World War, and Miss Zeller remembers her father actively participating in Memorial Day celebrations over the years. She also wanted to celebrate the memory of her brother, a paratrooper in the Korean War, who graduated from West Point. Leading the parade, our Miss Zeller rode in a sky blue Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible. She said the experience was wonderful, and while she didn't recognize faces in the crowd, she knew many people had come out to see her.
"We segregated our Puerto Rican and Latino soldiers up through the Korean War.. " Really? Oh my...But THIS happened today! I'm not a TV watcher. I'm hoping this is all over the news. Is it?
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Korean War, actor/filmmaker Conor Timmis sets out on a year long journey to honor his late grandfather and the her...
You might think that the Cuban Missile Crisis was the most precarious moment, but the Korean war catapulted us to within a hair's breadth of WWIII.It hung on a split-second decision by an ill-informed president, and a meglomaniac general, Dougie MacArthur.
This is the story of Sgt. Reckless - a Mongolian mare purchased by a Marine Corps lieutenant for $250 during the Korean War. One of Reckless' finest hours came during the Battle of Outpost Vegas in March of 1953. During this five-day battle, 28 tons of bombs and hundreds of the largest shells turned…
I am watching a documentary on The Korean War. My uncle fought in that *** hole. The forgotten war. It ruined my Uncles life. He was a Medic and never talked about it. His marriage fell apart as his alcoholism got worse. I still miss my uncle Roy Morrison. Love ya big guy.
A Korean War veteran received his black belt in karate at the American Martial Arts Academy in Fullerton Saturday.
Robert "Bobby" Washkowiak battles his way through the bitter first winter of the Korean War, longing for home, his wife, and newborn son. Fifty years later, his son and grandson come across his wartime letters and together, they try to find out what really happened to him on one of the ...
On this day in 1953, in a forceful speech, President Dwight D. Eisenhower strikes back at critics of his Cold War foreign policy. He insisted that the United States was committed to the worldwide battle against communism and that he would maintain a strong U.S. defense. Just a few months into his presidency, and with the Korean War still raging, Eisenhower staked out his basic approach to foreign policy with this speech. In the weeks prior to Eisenhower's talk, Senator Robert Taft and Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg issued challenges to the president's conduct of foreign policy. Taft argued that if efforts to reach a peace agreement in Korea failed, the United States should withdraw from the United Nations forces and make its own policy for dealing with North Korea. Vandenberg was upset over Eisenhower's proposal to cut $5 billion from the Air Force budget. Without naming either man, Eisenhower responded to both during a speech at the National Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting in Minneapolis. He began by characteri ...
Posted by Jim Escalle: The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was an all-weather, day/night interceptor, and the first operational U.S. Air Force fighter equipped with an afterburner. It began service with Air Defense Command in 1950, and it entered combat during the Korean War in early 1953.
Lt. Col. Jason Crum instructed the first 10 ROKAF combat pilots of the Korean War on the F-51 airframe in 1950, in what would later be known as the first Buddy Wing exchange. In May, the 36th FS sent four F-16s to Daegu AB, helping keep the tradition alive.
You are a disgrace to every daughter of Korean War vets.
Line of STL Korean War vets unloading from plane, many old enough to need wheel chairs. Entire terminal cheering as they move past. Amazing.
Time with troops on the ground and time out to thank our Veterans are two of the true high points of my job. This afternoon, I met up with World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans of all services. Under shade trees at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, I thanked them for their service and listened to their stories. A few could not leave their bus because of the heat and humidity, so I went to talk with them. The honor and privilege is all mine. We owe our freedom to the men and women who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice in the service of our nation.
Geo-political tidbits: "In war", there is no substitute for victory".. This is the the great American General Douglas McArthur talking at the height of the Korean War after he emphatically suggested the need wipe out the Red Chinese Army who had been threatening peace and stability of its neighbors, once and for all, due to its ultimate aim to spread its ideology and dominate world order .. ..The Red Chinese were poised at that time to march their forces on the other bank of the Yallow River preparing to help the North Koreans invade South Korea..but the chicken yellow politicians in Washington thought otherwise and wanted to have none of that..they had publicly chastised, insulted and lectured the General and wanted his plan of all-out bombing of Red Chinese troops stopped in its tracks while painting a picture in the mind of the American public and warning them that a punitive action like that would have escalated the conflict into a major war with the Commies worldwide. ..while this foreign policy i .. ...
Correction = Francis Colton Hammond was a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman who served with the First Marine Division during the Korean War
Before we had Ft Ord, we had Camp Giggling, aka Camp Ord and Camp Clayton... this is the sign from Reservation road - East Garrison was location for the original army garrison on Fort Ord. Originally named Camp Gigling the camp was setup to facilitate training for Monterey Presidio calvary. Camp Gigling included cavalry stables and mess halls the first permanent structures on Fort Ord. The camp did not have formal barracks but housed the troops in tents sent up close to the mess halls. Camp Gigling was used as a combat training facility by troops during world war I, II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and including the Panama Canal deployment. Today the area is only accessible via walking or by bicycle and is part of the Fort Ord Public Lands area.
Feeling very proud all day - my great uncle survived Normandy and PoW camp in the Korean War and my dear ole Nan worked diligently at Bletchley park throughout the war - from there failing hands to ours to hold the torch of liberty high seventy years ago today many ordinary people sacrificed there lives so ours could be better - I salute you all
June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel ~
I want to thank all of my cousins who have sent information to me regarding those members of my paternal family who served in the Armed Services, fought in conflicts and even serve our country today. In the upcoming book "Double Jordan" I am attempting to list all of them. This is to honor their service and also in remembrance of my nephew, Staff Sergeant Richard Joseph Jordan, aka "Joey." Today would have been Joey's 34th birthday. Unfortunately, he lost his life while serving his country in Iraq in March of 2010. He is pictured in this post along with the gravesite of his grandfather Richard Jordan, Sr., my father. Dad served in the US Army and during the Korean War. I want to let my brother Richard, my sister-in-law Kim, my nieces Jennifer, Madison and Jazmine and my nephew Jonathan know that we are thinking of you and praying for you on another one of those difficult days. As a nation, we are remembering the Civil War on it's 150th anniversary and World War II, with D-Day remembrances coming up tomorr ...
Declassified History Offers New Insights into Worst Peninsula Crisis since the Korean War. - from
Coming Home: A Study in Contrast Ken Moffett Traditionally, America has always supported its armed forces and has shown great respect for those in uniform. In 1919, at the end of World War I, the Doughboys returned home from Europe to ticker-tape victory parades, marching bands, speeches, and the good will of all Americans. Additionally, when the soldiers returned home from World War II and the Korean War, they were treated as heroes. A euphoric atmosphere overtook the nation, and celebrations were held in their honor all around the country. Unfurled American flags that decorated streets and homes could be seen waving in the breeze. It was as if they, too, were welcoming home the G.I.'s. The reveling continued non-stop for weeks; it seemed as though the nation and its citizens could not do enough for the returning service men and women. A grateful nation was anxious to show its admiration and support to the returning soldiers. Unfortunately, this was not the case when the soldiers returned home from Vietn ...
A thought on Bergdahl...yeah I got more. I am sorry his home town can't give him a welcome home...I hope they can at least admit, there is some question as to his status. I would remind you that following the Korean War there were servicemen who decided to remain in North Korea..for whatever reason. They were called turncoats and traitors. Eventually many of them came home...none to warm welcome by anybody other than family and close friends.They had, after all, lost faith with their fellow soldiers and turned their backs on their Country. From all I hear right now I class Bergdahl with them...a turncoat and traitor to his fellow soldiers. I hope the truth will come out...the real truth. If he is to face Court Martial, I hope the case is solid enough to be brought on the basis of fact, not emotion. What happens to him is secondary in my mind to the message this trade sends to our enemy...we can be bought. That is a dangerous message.
Did anyone call Ted Kennedy a deserter when his dad cut his enlistment in half during the Korean War? HITRT
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Chester Nez, the last of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died today. He was inducted into the US Marine Corps on May 1942, helped developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II, and served honorably as a member of the all-Navajo 382nd Platoon. Nez later volunteered to serve two more years during the Korean War. Forty years ago he retired from a 25-year career as a painter at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Albuquerque and then traveled around to tell his, and their, story even after having both legs partially amputated due to diabetes and being confined to a wheelchair. Please join us in saluting and remembering this Hero! Go to watch a 2013 Stars and Stripes interview with him, which was held when he was in DC to accept the Audie Murphy Award.
The Centurion, introduced in 1945, was the primary British main battle tank of the post-World War II period. It was a successful tank design, with upgrades, for many decades. The chassis was also adapted for several other roles. Development of the tank began in 1943 and manufacture of the Centurion began in January 1945, six prototypes arriving in Belgium less than a month after the war in Europe ended in May 1945.[2] It first entered combat with the British Army in the Korean War in 1950, in support of the UN forces. The Centurion later served in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, where it fought against US-supplied M47 Patton and M48 Patton tanks and they served with the Royal Australian Armoured Corps in Vietnam. Israel used Centurions in the 1967 Six Day War, 1973 Yom Kippur War, and during the 1978 and 1982 invasions of Lebanon. Centurions modified as armoured personnel carriers were used in Gaza, the West Bank and on the Lebanese border. The Royal Jordanian Land Force used Centurions, first in 1970 to ...
Maryland’s last surviving member of a segregated Latino-American Army unit will finally be receiving a Congressional Gold Medal for his service in the Korean War. Leonardo Martinez, 96, of Odenton served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Borinqueneers, a unit made up mostly of Puerto Rica…
The Senate passed a bill on Friday to award the 'Borinqueneers,' a segregated Puerto Rican U.S. Army regiment, the Congressional Gold Medal for their service in the Korean War and WWII. Now, the Borinqueneers are just a presidential signature away from the country's highest civilian honor. President…
FROM TOUCHLINE: Kenya don't need democracy that subject her citizens to elections in every five years BUT Kenya needs a strongman like former President Moi or current Russian President, Mr. Vladmir Putin or even closer home Rwandese president, Mr. Paul Kagame. Strong leadership will solve many social evils & the character that fits this description is Mzee Raila Odinga. Raila Odinga & to some extent Mike Sonko & Ferdinand Waititu aka Baba Yao are the only leaders currently who can solve these class problems because they tend to have heart for the poor with their populism politics. I believe Raila Odinga can solve land problem in Kenya & all landless people will rejoice especially Kikuyu people majority of whom are landless yet the first family owns thousands of hectares that were acquired illegally BUT President Uhuru shouldn't be blamed for crimes of his father though he should address the issue. S. Korea first route to success was its perfect handling of landlessness caused by the Korean War in the 1950 ...
Does anybody remember the NBC comedy series called "Ensign O'Toole"? It ran 32 episodes in 1962 to 1963, starring Dean Jones, Jack Albertson, and a young (age 21) Beau Bridges. The series took place on a fictional U.S. Navy destroyer called the Appleby. A real navy destroyer was used in production: USS Frank E. Evans (DD-174) which had served in both World War II and the Korean War. After her Hollywood assignment, she was sent to Vietnam, where, on June 3, 1969 the Evans was engaged in routine night time maneuvers with the Royal Australian Navy aircraft carrier Melbourne. Melbourne signaled Evans to turn to port to take up a station on the carrier's port quarter. Instead, the unqualified officer of the deck (rather than calling for a senior officer) ordered a turn to starboard. In the ensuing collision, Evans was cut in half and the bow instantly sank, taking 74 men down.
Start of JUNE reminds me three things. Coming of Monsoon to India, The Raja festival of Odisha and lastly two women film stars of 1950s, one from Bollywood & the other from Hollywood As Monsoon touches Kerala Coast in the first week of June and Raja festivals normally observed in the middle of June, these two film stars came in to earth on first June. While 1950s decade was known for things like post-war affluence and increased choice of leisure time activities, conformity, the Korean War, middle-class values in U.S.A., in India things were different. A newly born Republic with lot of enthusiasm, ascendancy of a teacher *** philosopher to the Indian Presidency and evolution of Bollywood with the rise of all time great Showman Late Raj Kapoor. These two stars of the 1950s were so compelling, so unique, that they came to define the era in which they lived and in which they created their most enduring work and left eternal footprints on the psyche of people in two opposite of world.. Norma Jeane Mortenson ak ...
SHOWING NOW! "AL PUNTO CON Jorge Ramos", Jorge Ramos interviews Borinqueneer RAUL REYES CASTANEIRA, the INSPIRATIONAL SPIRIT that ignited the Congressional Gold Medal initiative. Raul Reyes Castaneira is also the "SAVING PRIVATE RYAN" of the 65th Infantry Regiment. He is the younger of four brothers who fought with the 65th Infantry in the Korean War. It will be a great interview. TUNE IN AND WATCH!!! SINTONIZATE, HOY A LAS 10AM (EASTERN), UNIVISION, AL PUNTO. HONOR Y FIDELIDAD!! Borinqueneers CGM Alliance
Who replaced General Douglas MacArthur when he was fired by President Harry S. Truman during the Korean War?...
May 29th is always a memorable date for me. 55 years ago as a very young immigrant ( a real FOB ) after 20 days of sailing in the Pacific ocean we finally arrived on USNS Gaffey which is a naval transport ship for militaries and their family. Around 9 am we were all on the top ships's deck sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge on that very foggy and cold morning (at the time, it was the coldest I ever felt being from the tropics). It was really my own Ellis Island kind of experience. Thank you America for everything and God Bless the U.S.A. It was an honor for my father to serve you on WWII and Korean War and me during the Vietnam War. (in memory of my father on Memorial Day)
6/28/2014 2:00 PM Korean War National Museum 2014 Speaker Series -- Dr. Cecilia Cornell, UIS. Dr. Cornell, associate professor of History at University of Illinois Springfield and director, Whitney M. Young Graduate Fellowship Program, will discuss how the international context of the Cold War helped define the nature and course of the Korean War (1950-53). At the same time, the war in Korea transformed the Cold War. We will look at the larger international context within which the Korean War originated and was fought, with particular emphasis upon how the war changed U.S. perceptions about the international order and heightened US Cold War commitments.
Met some new friends this morning while grabbin' a coffee at McD's! Mr. Howard Rudnick (holding cane), a decorated 'Purple Heart' World War II pilot who was shot down in Eastern Europe, evaded the German troops only to survive and continue fighting for our freedom in both the Korean War and Vietnam War - he eventually retired from the Pentagon, now living the dream in Jupiter, Florida. Talk about serving your country! I also had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Walter Schuler (white sweater), the oldest living retired NJ state police officer at 99 yrs old. He has better hair than me, better looking, much taller and still drives! He also risked his life and helped make NJ a better, safer place to live. If I could only be blessed with their good luck and great fortune of a long, meaningful life!
My father Dr. Andrew Nestor Heinrichs (Nick) was a Captain in the Army during the Korean War. He was in a M.A.S.H. Unit and awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He previously served in the Navy .On January 20 ,1977 state senator Betty Andujar acting as governor of Texas for one day made him a commission admiral in The Texas Navy.
Ad hoc fighting force formed by the People's Republic of China (PRC) to fight U.S.-led United Nations Command (UNC) forces in the Korean War. The Chinese People's Volunteer Army (CPVA) was formed with soldiers from the PRC's regular army, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (CPLA). By creating a "volunteer" force, separate from the regular army, the Chinese were able to fight UN forces that they believed were coming too close to the Chinese-Korean border, while avoiding a direct confrontation with the United States and its allies. "Officially" the CPVA was a wholly "volunteer" force, not related to or recognized by the Chinese government. Thus, when its troops first engaged UNC troops in October 1950, the Chinese denied being directly involved in the conflict. Some military commanders, such as UNC commander General Douglas MacArthur, advocated bombing bases in China because of the clear connection between the volunteer forces and the PRC. President Harry S. Truman rejected this course of action, however, ...
Roy Thompson, a decorated officer during the Korean War who, while still on duty, starred as himself in a Hollywood movie that was shot entirely on location, died on April 22 in Panama City, Fla. He was 85. His death, after a brief illness, was confirmed by his daughter Cynthia. It was 1953 and the war was nearly over when Mr. Thompson, then a lieutenant in the Army, was asked to play the lead role in “Cease Fire.” The film, shot in 3-D and sometimes called a semi-documentary, was part propaganda and part Hollywood. One of its producers was Hal B. Wallis, whose credits included “Casablanca” and “The Maltese Falcon.”
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Tribute Paid to Fallen Soldiers at Peninsula Memorial Day. 05/27/14 Herb Stettler , a Korean War veteran of...
the Memorial Day concert was amazing! Thank you another wonderful event. My dad is a Korean War vet and my son Iraq. Thanks
Last evening, Mary and I motored up to Las Cruces, NM for the Memorial Day candle lighting ceremony at the War Memorial in Veterans Park. I sponsored two Vietnam soldiers who did not come home. The memorial is a semicircle wall with plaques providing a synopsis of each American war beginning with the Revolution. After each of those plaques are plaques with the names of men and women from Dona Ana County who served in that war. We presented candles for those who died in battle. I was commissioned to write the plaques for each war. What an honor! The memorial is impressive. If you ever travel I-10 or I-25 through Las Cruces, I recommend a stop at Veterans Park. After the ceremony we had dinner with my old infantry battalion commander in Vietnam, his wife, daughter and son-in-law. He kept us spellbound with stories about a fellow POW during the Korean War, a Catholic priest who gave his life to tend to needs of other prisoners. The chaplain recently received the Medal of Honor, and Paul with other POW's att ...
Now think of all the wars and occupations the U.S has carried out since it's existence? Korean War, Vietnam, Persian Gulf War etc
. My Dad served in the USMC. A SGT in the Korean War. Retired Kentucky State Police.
You make me love you even more John for doing this.. Thank you for this. My grandpa Korean War & my Uncle John in Vietnam..
My grandpa served during the Korean War. (My great uncles Ronald and Harold Apel served in Vietnam also). http:…
Watching a show on AHC called Chosin about the Korean War. Absolutely beautiful, living Marine Corp veterans discussing their battle. One made a statement that made me think about the Korean War differently. He pointed out South Korea now, and it compared to North Korea. It displays what they did was important, and it helped create a free society for the people there. Heroes of the Forgotten victory. Not the forgotten war.
Korean War & Desert Storm Vet on his first civilian plane trip since leaving Air Force: "I've sat in more comfortable park benches,...
How many are we memorializing today? "'Historical Statistics of the United States (Millennial Edition)' lists war dead by conflicts as follows: the Revolutionary War, 4,435; the War of 1812, 2,260; the Mexican War, 13,283; the Spanish-American War, 2,446; World War I, 116,516; World War II, 405,399; the Korean War, 36,576; the Vietnam War, 58,200; the Persian Gulf War, 382. "In addition, the Pentagon reports 6,809 deaths in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and related combat zones as of May 22." - Robert Samuelson, The Washington Post
All day I have been reading fine tributes to veterans who gave and those who gave all. I just need to add my own gratitude for my father, a veteran of the Spanish American War and WW 1, my dear husband in WW2 as well as the start of the Korean War , our two sons , George and Ken who served in Desert Storm and the Mideast conflicts. Two of our sons-in-law, Cal and Kevin. Some grandsons, Jim and John, Brant and Al and now a great grandson, joshuaDavid, has joined the Air Force. I hope I have not missed anyone. They carry on a loyal heritage.
ONE LAST REMINDER! On Tuesday, May 27th, we will be escorting 73 WWII veterans, 15 Korean War veterans and one Vietnam War veteran on their Honor Flight to Washington, DC, to visit the memorials dedicated in their honor. We will be gathering in the C baggage claim area of the Spokane International Airport for our 6:00 am send off ceremony. The flight will depart Spokane at 8:00 am. We will be dedicating this flight in memory of Capt Mark Voss, Capt Victoria Pinckney and Tech Sgt Herman Mackey III, the crew of the KC-135 based at Fairchild Air Force Base which crashed on May 3rd, 2013, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan. Our flight will return on Wednesday, May 28th, with an estimated time of arrival at 8:00 pm in the main terminal of the airport. All are welcome to attend both the departure ceremony and the welcome home celebration on the 28th. This flight has become especially exciting for our program! A reporter from France will be joining us to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and to document the ...
It’s somewhat ironic that I found this article on Memorial Day while doing some research on Ancestry.com. It is a newspaper article about the death of an uncle I never knew. On this day, I remember Allen Byron Price (known as "Abe") and think about his family (especially my Aunt and my two cousins) who lost a husband, a father and a family member so many years ago. Abe, I thank you for your service… The Death of a Hero (an article from July 1961) From the Dallas Morning News: Memorial services for Lt. Commander Allen Byron Price, 31 of Sunnyvale, CA, a 13-year Navy veteran and one of the first US pilots to fly combat missions in the Korean War will be held at 10:30 am Monday at the Northway Baptist Church, with Rev. W. W. Baker, Jr. and Lt. Cmdr William Penn officiating. Price was killed Wednesday night while making night carrier landings aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard in the South China Sea. His A4D aircraft struck a ramp on the carrier, plunged into the sea and exploded. His body was never reco .. ...
Rocking Memorial Day with a Korean War vet, and two Vietnam Vets. Oh yeah, and me, an Iraq and Afghanistan vet.
Thank you to all those who have served and are serving our country. The pictures are of family members both Spahr's and Nowell's. Preston USN- Desert Storm, my Father- USAF Vietnam, Uncle Nat USN-Vietnam, Me USAFR- Desert Storm, my Grandfather USN- WWII, not pictured my Father in Law Pres Spahr USN- Korean War.
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Memorial Day is a time for us to remember and honor all those that choose to serve their country. These men and women who are willing to put the needs and protection of many over their own. Their duty, to protect and serve the United States and the citizens. whatever is required of them..Their lives and memories should always be remembered by those that got to live in freedom due to the the soldiers, sailors and airmen. For me however, there is one who stands out as an example of the honor , bravery and sense of duty . The post may be long but it is a story worth telling. It was my father Ray M. Carson.The two attached photos show the full spectrum of his career. In the first one, a young newly commissioned Second Lieutenant sits for a portrait before heading to the Korean War. In the second photo , Colonel (ret.) Carson stands by his parents grave in Arlington. His father was a veteran of WW 1. Ray Carson joined the military in 1950 as a private. The 1952, he took the opportunity to attend officer candi ...
This Memorial Day I made it a point to learn something that i didn't know about military history, and boy am I glad I did! Like most folks, I pretty much glossed over knowing anything about the Korean War - AKA the "forgotten war." As t turns out, it is very important. One example: Starting in 1950, with the North Koreans overrunning nearly the entire Korean peninsula, the whole operation was covertly backed by Communist China and the Soviet Union . Mao and Stalin were intimately involved in supporting the operation. And after the North Koreans attacked, but made a pig's ear of it (within about 6 months of the beginning of the conflict, the North Korean Army had been defeated, and American troops were looking across the Yalu into Mongolia), both the the Chinese and the Soviets stepped in directly - China with just under 20 divisions of men, and the Soviets with jets and pilots. Our military as well as our entire population, having been through WW2 just 5 years prior, had a belly full of fighting, and the ...
Today, I participated in the Victoria County Veterans Council Memorial Day Ceremony at DeLeon Plaza, where I addressed the crowd to thank all who have served among us for their service and dedication to our country. During the event, several Veterans chapters and local community members from throughout the 27th District gathered for the changing of the colors ceremony and placing of the wreaths in honor of the men and women who lost their lives during both World Wars, the Vietnam War and the Korean War. Today, and every day, may we never forget the lives lost in sacrifice for our freedom.
To all who Served and are Serving for the U.S. Armed Forces... thank You!, Also BIG Thank You to my dad Luis Rivera & uncle Jose Rivera(R.I.P.) who Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
Every day I am proud of the past military service of members of both sides of my family (documented to earlier and including the Revolutionary War) and Memorial Day just cranks that up a notch. My Brother served as a Marine Pilot in Desert Storm and Bosnia, my Father served state side in non war years. I had an Uncle serve in the Korean War and another one that lied about his age to join the Navy and had his sixteenth birthday while serving in France during WWII. A Great Great Great (I don't know how many "Greats" back) Grandmother, though not in the military, became a local war hero when she fought back against a group of Confederate soldiers, out shot them and defeated them by herself (and to this very day it is not a good idea to cross any of the "Smith Women" isn't that right Lisa Smith Bray?) On this Memorial Day 2014 I have been thinking a lot about my Grand Pa Stone. Attached to this status update you will find two photos of a bible that my Grand Pa's church gave him before he headed out for WWI ( ...
Levi had at least one Hollywood star! Macon “Sonny” McCalman Helped form the Front Street Theatre in his hometown Memphis, Tennessee. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army Over the course of his acting career McCalman appeared in various film and TV guest roles, usually in supporting parts, both dramatic and comedic often as heavies and authoritarian figures. McCalman first got his acting start on The Broadway stage appearing in the productions The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1971), An Enemy for the People (1971), and a comedy, The Playboy Of the Western World. His first Hollywood film role was as Deputy Queen in the Oscar-winning film Deliverance opposite Burt Reynolds, and Ned Beatty in 1972. In films, he would continue to have prominent supporting parts in films such as The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), and Falling Down (1993) starring Michael Douglas. He would also appear in the Roger Donaldson directed film Marie (1985). McCalman also appeared in guest roles in ...
Introduction: I am posting this for my children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews who have never heard about the circumstances of my dad’s, (their grandfather/great grandfather) last moments in the Korean War. It’s also for myself, my family and other Korean War MIA families who cannot have closure until remains are located and returned, and with each passing year of political posturing and inaction, the possibility of that happening is lessened considerably. So, in a sense, it’s also a means of protest, an outlet for frustration and to express indignation toward those who use the sacrifices these men made for political purpose. I had spent much of my life, into my 50’s, convinced that I didn’t want to know anything about my dad’s last days. He had told our mom that the reason he went was so that his son’s would never have to go to war. Well, that seemed to me to be foolish, as both myself and my brother, Stan, ended up in Vietnam anyway. I’m not complaining about that. I think I even fel ...
Two time winner of Distinguished Flying Cross, Marine Corps pilot in WW2 and the Korean War. Oh, doctor, what a great American
🌟Happy Memorial Day from the Lindsey's! 🌟Special shoutout to my dad who fought in the Korean War! (RIP 2000) Thank you to all of those who relentlessly serve our country. We honor you. 🇺🇸
Today is a special day for me, as we look back to over 238 years of blood, sweat, and tears and pay homage and honors to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for FREEDOM!!! Honor those Veterans who have also served! As well as all of the Troops serving now! My personal ties are deep! Two grand fathers serving in WW2 (one in the Pacific and one with my beloved 82nd Airborne Division), two Uncles (one serving the Korean War and the other Vietnam), my cousin who is a retired Marine with multiple OIF & OEF tours, who now had two sons following in the Corp "Semper Fi Jimmy!", and my own 25 years (I'd do it again in a NY Minute) serving in the 91 Gulf War & OIF! I spent three years leading my Company in funerals & ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery honoring Heroes! My greatest memory of it is sharing Memorial Day with my young and only son, with a rucksack on his back full of small flags, and him helping me place them at each headstone of a fallen HERO! So on this day I raise my Beer, And a toast to all ...
Thanks to my grandfather John Ritter better known as junior Ritter in scranton. He served in the Korean War. A battle that doesn't get mentioned much. He was also a pow. Thanks Jr.
Did you know? Ted Williams was not only a great baseball hitter but also a Marine fighter pilot. He lost three seasons to WWll and two seasons to the Korean War. Once in Korea , his plane caught fire and he had to belly-land it. "Everybody tries to make me a hero out of the Korean thing," Williams said. "I was no hero. There were maybe 75 pilots in our two squadrons and 99 percent did a better job than I did." One of those 75 pilots was Neil Armstrong.
On this Memorial Day we remember those who served this great country. My Father-in-law RALPH J. SCELZA past away in 2001. He was in the Navy and served in the Pacific Fleet in WWII. After coming home he served as a police officer in Washington DC for a short time. Then he went back in and served a second tour in the Korean War. After making it back home, he took on a job as an inspector at AVCO [ Textron Lycoming] in Stratford and served his time from 1952 to 1986. He was a quite man and stern to do things right. I was privileged to have had him as a father-in-law and he is truly missed. Although I was never in the service I truly respect those who give the ultimate sacrifice and honoring them today is " Doing IT RIGHT". Thank you Ralph.
As you fire up your grill, ice your drinks, and enjoy time with friends, take a few minutes to remember the real reason for today. Remember the 4435 during the American Revolution, the 20,000 during the War of 1812, the 13,281 during the Mexican-American War, the 203,000+ during the American Civil War, the 332 during the Spanish American War, the 53,402 during WW1, the 407,300 during WW2, the 54,247 and the 8142 MIA during the Korean War, the 378 during Desert Storm, the 58,193 and the 1948 MIA during Vietnam, the 4,404 during Iraq, and the 1098 during Afghanistan. Let's also remember the 46 Law Enforcement Officers, 107 Fire Fighters in 2013, and 39 in 2014 that were killed in the line of duty. Enjoy your "BBQ day", "first day of summer", or whatever else you want to call it but remember, there's empty seats at people's tables all over the country that made this day possible..
My father William Brewster Moseley, in the Army during Korean War. 84 years old & still going strong! http:…
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Dad-Vietnam War Veteran 3 tours, Air Force; Mom-Gulf War in Oman, Air Force; Grandpa Owen-WWII Iwo Jima/Japan, Marine Corps; Grandpa Robert-Korean War and WWII Battle of the Bulge, Army. I am in awe of our military legacy. Freedom isn't free. I have tremendous respect for all the military and police who are serving, protecting and willing to give the ultimate sacrifice. Remember those whose lives were cut short so that we would have freedom.
Praying Memorial Day blessings upon our dear MCHS classmates of all years. We were blessed to have been influenced by some tremendous American heroes and patriots. Coach James Allen and Coach Walt Bentley were Korean War veterans and U. S. Marines. Coach Allen was a machine gunner in that war. I only heard him talk about it one time. I never heard Coach Bentley mention it all all. I believe that Coach Allen was with the soldiers who were surrounded and greatly outnumbered by the North Koreans and the Red Chinese in the Chozin Basin or Reservoir. Coach Bentley may have been there, too. They never talked about it to me. Their Commander, Marine Corps General Chesty Puller, told his men that they were in a target rich environment and that they could kill the enemy in every direction. His American soldiers believed him and bravely fought their way out of certain death. Great men and quiet heroes. Faithful, courageous, and effective. We are all better people because of our teachers, coaches, and adm ...
John W. Fitzpatrick, Sgt, Korean War veteran, US Army Air Corps linguist. His job was to listen in on Soviet pilots.
Have you and your loved ones visited one or more of our nation's war memorials? Thanks to Wish of a Lifetime, with sponsor support from Brookdale Senior Living, a group of veterans from all over the country -- representing the Vietnam War, Korean War and WWII -- recently traveled to our nation's capital to visit the Vietnam, Korean and WWII Memorials, as well as the Arlington National Cemetery. Here's a snapshot of their journey. More photos and info here:
I have digressed from my original plans for today. I had planned to givr a shout out to all veterans who might be reading my posts -- then I wanted to get more specific to my family and friends. I had a 2nd or 3rd cousin to go missing during the Korean War. My mom told me most of what I know about him. He was the son of Anna Mae (I was named adter her) and Raymond Clarkson, and I knew his sister Joanne. It was later determined that he had been killed during that war. Thank you Tommy Clarkson. The next person I want to feature is James Russell Merriman who I worked with at WEKG & WJ. SN Radio Stations in Jackson, KY. His on the air name was Diamond JIM.It was a pleasure to work with him, and our listeners loved him, too. I had not worked with him long before I discovered that Diamond Jim did not have a lot of days that he wasn't in pain from a war injury, but he almost never missed work due to his injuries. I salute James Russell Merriman, Viet Nam War Veteran. I want to recognize Riuchard Justice ...
God Bless my WWII Grandpas,My Aunt WWII Nurse, My Dad - Korean War & my love - my hubby Vietnam Vet!
On our way out of Washington heading for Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. It was Memorial Day weekend in Washington- families and veterans flock there to honour servicemen. There is an annual motorbike /veterans gathering called Rolling Thunder with 10 bikes parading from the pentagon to the various memorials (if you are into motorbikes you would love it. We viewed the White House (saw some weeds in the garden!); the Capitol; the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials; the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials. Because of the special weekend there were lots of veterans, wreath laying etc, even a few lovely moments where Vietnamese people and vets were talking about the war. Last night we toured the city looking at the monuments by night - very beautiful lit up. We visited Arlington Cemetery- which was very moving. The JFK Performing Arts Centre was beautiful- all marble, gold - very plush. From the balcony we could see across the Potomac toward Washington with all it's lights. There was a moment of excitement at dinne ...
Thinking of my father this weekend, a Viet Nam vet.Thanking of my grandfather and great Uncles, all Korean War and WWI & II vets.Grateful.
My Uncle, David "Lon" Caldwell on the left, was an Army Career man. He served in WW II, the Korean War & Viet Nam. He went over with to Viet Nam & served with his good friend Lt.Col. Harold G. Moore, and were the 1st Americans to fight in the Viet Nam War, once America entered it! He too was highly decorated and served America well, always a hero to me! I also had a younger cousin Dale Caldwell that injured during the Viet Nam War.
This Memorial Day I am thinking about my Dad. He died during the Korean War, he had been in WWII, and was 28 when he died. My sweet Roy, was a Vietnam Vet, I praise The Lord for both men. Thank you to all who have served our country with pride and commitment.
BBQs, fun and sun are an awesome combination, especially on Memorial Day weekend. But much like Christmas we forget the reason for the season. I have personally attended 138 fallen man ceremonies for my fellow Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors, Marines and DoD Civilians. I have been applauded and raised by Vietnam, Korean War, WWII and Cold War Vets. From the first Memorial Day, where slaves honored Black Union Soldiers who died as POWs in Confederate prison camps until now, Never forget ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL! Cheers to my fallen brothers and sisters in arms! See you at the cross roads! ... Memorial Day Weekend 2014!
Please don't forget to thank our Vets for all they have done for us and don't forget our soldiers that died for our freedom. Below is my dad who served in WW11 and Korean War, then next is my Husband Dallas who fought in the Viet Nam War and was Killed on Oct. 10th 1969, then next is Roger's dad who fought in WW11 and received the Purple Heart.
We would like to extend a very special thank you to the 5th graders from Sharpsburg Elementary who placed over 4,800 flags in the National Cemetery today. They put an American flag on the grave of each veteran in preparation for Memorial Day. These graves are the final resting places of Union Soldiers (both identified and unknown) from the Battle of Antietam, South Mountain, Monocacy, and other action in Maryland. There are also over 200 post-Civil War graves from the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean War.
My grandfather (to the right) Kenneth Lee West, Navy Seabee, lineman (Followed after the marines). Stationed in Guam just after the Korean War.
This afternoon i watched the wonderfully redemptive movie 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. Filmed at the time of the Korean War, 6 years after the slaughter of the second World War and with the Cold War in full swing, it poured scorn on the competitive power games of world leaders and the brutality and aggression that was seen as the way to resolve all problems. Today, as the greed of business slowly destroy our planet's delicate ecology it is a salutary reminder of our responsibilities.
"Thirty Below on Christmas Eve shows the 'real' Korean War and the real valor our boys brought to the fight - and then some!" ~ Jamie Farr
From the SOCOM SGM (Special Operations Command Sergeant Major): I was driving home yesterday and heard an ad on the radio about this weekend and to have a great cookout and enjoy your favorite beer. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans have forgotten the purpose behind Memorial Day but here at SOCOM we are reminded daily of what sacrifice is about. Memorial Day is a time to pause and reflect in order to honor all of our Warriors who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country and it is those men and women who give us the freedom we have today. It is also a time to honor the sacrifices their families have made. As we enjoy the extended weekend, take a moment to reflect and say a prayer for all those who we lost and their families who mourn the loss of their loved one. Below are some numbers on how many heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice for all of our freedom: o Civil War – 620,000 o WWI – 116, 516 o WWII – 405, 399 o Korean War – 36, 574 o Vietnam – 58,220 o Desert Storm – 258 o Iraq a ...
***Prayers Needed*** Sue Moore posted earlier~ Ok all my prayer warriors. I have a request for prayers please!! I have recently made friends with Rudy, he is an 81 year old Korean War veteran and one *** of a great story teller. ( since my own Dad wasn't around much, I've adopted him as mine! ) he is from my new american legion post 555 -anyway, his son Mike who is 52 years old has a cancerous tumor on the left side of his neck and is going thru chemo treatments. Rudy told me tonight that the Doc says if the chemo works he won't need surgery, so please pray that it works and he comes out cancer free! I promised Rudy I would get my awesome "prayer warriors" on the job !! Thank you.next week I will show him the messages!
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