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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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Congestion, avg 10mph on Korean War Veterans Pkwy at Drumgoole Rd -
like this isn't the end of the world if Nebraska loses it's the first game .. this isn't the Korean War this is football
Paul Yoon's novel Snow Hunters out in paperback. Quiet gem. A N Korean War vet reinvents his life.
kk! How much longer? This rn is a match you really dont wanna miss! Best non-korean vs best brood war player ever
Letter: Kept promises by the Peninsula VA: … . is a veteran of the Korean War.
I met this veteran today. We talked about Elon b-ball, the Korean War, and his work w/ the Burlington Shriners.
Pvt. *** L. Powell shares his meal with a puppy. [Korean War, c, 1951]
U.S. Air Force gets its first ace since Korean War - The U.S. Air Force gets its first ace (a designation...
Korean War Memorial on the boardwalk in Atlantic City!
Laid to rest a good man today. My Uncle Wayne was a WWII & Korean War Vet. Honored to be a paullearer for him.
CW photo of Korean war was used to accuse Japan by ROK, shading off the English signs.
Dem Pres at start of WW1 WW2 Korean War, Vietnamese War Kosovo & now Ukraine Iraq & Syria. Dem policy delay so more dead later
So honored to be recognized by the Korean War Veterans today. My office worked closely with these heroes to...
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Lots of new shows, including lots of really weird Korean ones.
Ted also served in the United States Navy and Marine Corps during WWII and the Korean War reaching the rank of Captain.
More than 83,000 Americans are missing from World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the...
US and Korea haven't admitted their war crimes? should report this. dont hide anymore sex slaves for US tropps
In 1941 Ted Williams became the last MLB player to avg .400 in a season. He died in 2002. he went to world war 2 and Korean war.
Korean War snub nose gas mask and canvas case
that's why I said not part of Vietnam though.. Or even Korean War.
and then they tested Korean war. Yah Seet tells us how ???!!11 you guys were
Hypocrisy of Korea & US. . US military used the Government run korean sex slaves after the Korean War.
history1950 Up to 77K of the U.S. Army Reserve Corps are called to active duty to fight the Korean War.
America has been in a number of wars, Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War 1, World War 11, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq, and probably some I forgot and I believe America will and can whip a bunch a of scum bags riding in a Toyota pickup truck in the Middle East. When push comes to shove we will not back down.
Quickie. Drawing of the Korean War Memorial. In memory of my Opa.
James Earl Jones was a functional mute until high school, briefly studied pre-med in college and was a US Army Ranger during the Korean War.
Wise words at the Korean War Memorial
Dwight G. Martin Dwight G. Martin Born in Randolph Co., NC on Jul. 14, 1935 Departed on Aug. 18, 2014 and resided in Salisbury, NC. Visitation: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 Service: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 Cemetery: Brookhill Memorial Gardens Please click on the links above for locations, times, maps, and directions. Mr. Dwight Gilbert Martin, 79, of Salisbury, passed away Monday, August 18, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by all of his family, singing "What a Day That Will Be." He was born July 14, 1935, in Randolph County to the late Walter Crone Martin and Lola Surrat Martin. Dwight attended Farmer School and was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean War, during which he received three medals for his service. He was employed by Merita Bread for 11 years and later worked for Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company before purchasing Wink's BBQ in Salisbury in 1974, which his family continues to run. Dwight attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Salisbury and was an avid saltwater f ...
Don't hear too much about Korean War. Changing of the guard at shrine... .
WWII & Korean War vets will be interviewed Saturday to prepare for 5th anniversary of the Anthem Veterans Memorial.
Pope extols S. Korean church, beatifies 124 martyrs: … from the destruction of the Korean War in th...
We once helped them so they give their help also as our Ally and friend, this battleship is from the country the Filipino helped save from near destruction.. so as the South Korea's Minister said, it's just a small token compare to the great contribution of Filipino troops during the Korean War.. Thank you Republic of South Korea
Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, McGriff started playing piano at the age of five and by his teens had also learned to play vibes, alto sax, drums and upright bass.[2] His first group was as bassist in a piano trio. When he joined the United States Army, McGriff served as an MP during the Korean War and he later became a police officer in Philadelphia for two years.[1] Music kept drawing McGriff's attention away from the police force. His childhood friend, organist Jimmy Smith, had begun earning a substantial reputation in jazz for his Blue Note records (the two played together once in 1967) and McGriff became entranced by the organ sound while Richard "Groove" Holmes played at his sister's wedding. Holmes went on to become McGriff's teacher and friend and they recorded together on two occasions in 1973 for two Groove Merchant records. McGriff bought his first Hammond B-3 organ in 1956, spent six months learning the instrument, then studied at New York's Juilliard School. He also studied privately with M ...
Senator Larkin is here at Quad City He is a of WWII & Korean War.
“When you finish your training, you’ll...be a killing machine.” Conscripted vet on his training for the Korean War:
The family of Rudolph Ramirez was given a replacement Purple Heart Friday. Ramirez earned it in the Korean War.
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Korean War veteran wants to save aging home
KPLR: Korean War veteran wants to save aging home
At my high school, we learned sex ed from a Korean War veteran who told us stories about how awesome prostitutes were.
Talking to a Korean War veteran in pdx about the VA's new promises today
I'm a granddaughter of Korean War veteran and I think thanks shouldn't be like this to Turks.
I'm proud NM veteran, Hiroshi Miyamura, was presented w/ a stamp in honor of his service during the Korean War.
Paul Fuchs has a soft spot in his heart for veterans, especially those like his father who served in the Korean War. So when he heard the ashes of a Korean War vet from Spokane were sitting in storage, unclaimed by her family, it bothered Fuchs. “People should not be sitting on a shelf in a crematorium. They should be given the respect they deserve,” he said. Thanks to Fuchs, Community Cremation, American Legion Post 241 and the state Veterans Affairs Department, Army 1st Lt. Doris Branson will get that respect this week. Her remains will be among more than 50 veterans’ ashes to be interred at the state Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake Friday afternoon in a special ceremony for the Missing in America Project. As Fuchs discovered, there are scores – perhaps hundreds – of veterans’ ashes among the thousands of unclaimed remains that are stored in funeral homes and county coroner’s offices around the state. “It’s sad when any remains are held in storage. But it’s extra sad when it’s a ...
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Family seeks recognition for longtime longshoreman, Korean War veteran
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Lester Aldrich is a World War 2 and Korean War veteran. He has been a contributing writer for Manka Bros.' Octogenarian Mankazine since he t
James M. Scanlan James M. Scanlan 81 of Ballston Spa, formerly of Vernon, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. Born in Canastota, New York on July 27, 1933 he was the son of James and Gertrude Scanlan. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Jim was a graduate of Oneonta College and received a master’s degree in education. Jim was a 5th and 6th grade teacher for Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central Schools for many years, retiring in 1989. He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Vernon and served as a trustee and council member. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Oneida. He was predeceased by his sisters Jane Beach, Carol Gleason and Connie Noble. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Joanne (Evers) Scanlan, his children Laura McBride (Barry) of Mentor, OH, Jennifer Gokey (David) of Pittsfield, MA, Beth Serfilippi (Santino) of Ballston Lake, Kellie LaPlante (David) of Charleston, SC and Christopher Scanlan (Julianne) of Schoharie; grandchildren Alyssa, Ian, Emma, Samantha, Eli ...
Remembering Neil Armstrong on his 84th Birthday: Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Born: August 5, 1930, Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States Died: August 25, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States Education: University of Southern California (1970), Purdue University (1947–1955). Neil Armstrong developed a fascination with flight at an early age and before he had his driver’s license he earned his student pilot's license when he was 16. In 1949 he was called to serve in the Korean War. Armstrong flew 78 combat missions during this military conflict. He left the service in 1952, and returned to college. In 1962 Armstrong joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He was command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII, in 1966. He was spacecraft commander for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar mission, and beca . ...
August 4, 1790 USA U.S. Coast Guard is established By an act of Congress creating a new Tariff and by so doing the United States Revenue Cutter Service was established as an enforcement mechanism of the tariff and was under the authority of the U.S. Department of Treasury. In 1915, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life Saving Service were merged and officially became the United States Coast Guard. Happy 224th Birthday to the little sister of the armed forces who is always ignored and dumped, but vital to the United States. Semper Paratus! Also: August 4, 1814, War of 1812, Siege of Fort Erie, Ont. August 4, 1855, Ty *** War, Battle of Ty *** Bay August 4, 1873, Sioux War, 1st clash of the 7th Cavalry and Sioux at Tongue River, MT August 4, 1914, World War I, Germany invades Belgium August 4, 1944, World War II – European Theater, Anne Frank and Family are arrested by Gestapo August 4, 1950, Korean War, Defense of Pusan/Naktong Perimeter began August 4, 1964, Vietnam War, 2nd Gulf of Tonkin . ...
On 1 February 1951, the 188th was federalized and brought to active duty for the Korean War. A total of 54 officers and 400 airmen were assigned to Long Beach Municipal Airport, California, as part of Air Defense Command. Its mission became the air defense of Southern California. Most unit members were then transferred to active-duty Air Force units and deployed to Japan and South Korea. First Lieutenants Robert Lucas and Joseph Murray were killed while flying close air support missions in Korea. Captain Francis Williams and First Lieutenant Robert Sands were each credited with three MiG-15 kills. The unit was released from federal active duty in November 1952. Cold War F-80C Shooting Star fighters from the 188th Fighter Squadron After the Korean War ended, the 188th was re-equipped with F-80C Shooting Star jet aircraft, and became part of Air Defense Command, being assigned to the Western Air Defense Force. On 1 July 1957, the 188th was authorized to expand to a group level, and the 150th Fighter-Interce ...
Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For On Jul 25th, the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced that the remains of Army Master Sgt. Lawrence O. Jock, 37, of Fort Covington, N.Y., missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors on Aug. 1, in Malone, N.Y. On July 14, 1953, Jock was a forward observer assigned to Battery A, 955th Field Artillery, 8th U.S. Army, which operated in support of the Republic of Korea’s 3rd Division near Kangwon Province, North Korea. Chinese forces attacked, forcing the 3rd Division’s units to abandon their positions. After this battle, Jock was reported as missing in action. Approximately two weeks after the battle, an Armistice agreement was signed between the United Nations and North Korea. As part of the Armistice, prisoners of war and war dead were exchanged. No further information on Jock was received from the Chinese and North Korean governments or Returning Ame ...
for the people that dont get a paper here it is Bernhard F. Wollgast Jr. B.F. Wollgast Jr. FLORENCE - Bernhard F. Wollgast Jr., 83, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born June 2, 1931 in a humble farm home in rural Gardner, Ill. to the late Bernhard and Theda Junssen Wollgast. He graduated from Gardner-South Wilmington High School and Blackburn College. He served in the Navy in Florida (1951-1956) during the Korean War. He was Vice President of SCN Attlis First Credit Card in Columbia for seven years. He also served as Vice President of Carolina Bank in Quinby for 10 years. He owned Red Barn Inc. and was a member of the American Legion. He attended Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word. Preceding him in death: his parents; brothers, William B. Wollgast (surviving wife, Dorothy Gross) and Harry W. Wolgast (surviving wife, Virginia Uerkwitz Morris); sister, Hellen Chamness; and late wife, Lucille (Lee) Rose Wollgast. Survivors: wife, Anna Sam's Cox Summerlin-Wollgast; sons, James Bernard (Kathy) Wol ...
Charles Gittens From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Charles Gittins. Charles LeRoy Gittens (August 31, 1928 – July 27, 2011) was an American United States Secret Service agent. Gittens joined the Secret Service in 1956, becoming the agency's first African American agent.[1][2][3] Gittens was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on August 31, 1928, as one of his family's seven children.[1][2] His father was a contractor who had immigrated to the United States from Barbados.[3] He left his high school before graduation in order to enlist in the United States Army.[1][2] He was promoted to lieutenant in the Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.[2] Gittens earned his GED while serving in the Army.[2] Following the end of the war, Gittens earned a bachelor's degree from present-day North Carolina Central University. He completed the four year academic program in three years, and graduated Magna *** Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish. [1] As a r ...
July 30 1953, Engrs were involved in salvaging material from the demilitarized zone within 72 hours of the signing of the Korean War truce.
The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was an American fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought's manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear and Brewster: Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. From the first prototype delivery to the U.S. Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12,571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models, in the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history (1942–53). The Corsair was designed as a carrier-based aircraft. However its difficult carrier landing performance rendered the Corsair unsuitable for Navy use until the carrier landing issues were overcome when used by the British Fleet Air Arm. The Corsair thus came to and retained prominence in its area of greatest deployment: land based use by the U.S. Marines.The role of the dominant U.S. carrier based fighter in the second part of ...
A very nice tribute to the Royal Canadian Navy's efforts in the Korean War.
My daughters ask me if there was this much turmoil when I was growing up... yes, try 1989 (Tiananmen; Berlin); 1973 (fashion), 1968 (Prague Spring crushed; ML King and Bobby both assassinated; Music), or 1961 (missile crisis), or 1956 (Suez crisis); 1951 with Korean War -- or post WWI: YEAT's "SECOND COMING", 1919 Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. --- William Butler Yeats, 1919 (Ireland), after the chaos and devastation of WWI. Four years later Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize, amid the tide of Irish Independence.
Korean War Memorial unveiled in Burlington: A monument which recognizes the sacrifice of Canadian sailors during...
Burlington memorial pays tribute to Korean War navy vets
Three Presidents What did Presidents Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower have in common? 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 illegal 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. No one in either party has the courage to do this today! Why, you might ask, can't they do this today? Actually the answer is quite simple. Hoover, Truman, and Eisenhower were men of honor, not ...
It has come to my attention that we now know who the real perpetrators are of the Veterans are just so much Cannon Fodder Ideology. Below is a listing of all the 20th century's Presidents. In a recent vote The GOP refuse to want to fund the VA system. There is a 5-5 ratio for the wars or conflicts we have been involved in. but WW1 and WW2 were no brainers and had to be waged. So that brings us to 5(GOP) to 3 (DNC). The number preceding the name is the number of their presidency. 26. Theodore Roosevelt, 1901-1909 27. William Howard Taft, Republican 1909-1913 Border War(1910–1919) 28. Woodrow Wilson,Democratic 1913-1921 World War I(1917–1918) 29. Warren G. Harding, 1921-1923 30. Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929 31. Herbert Hoover, 1929-1933 32. Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic 1933-1945 World War II(1941–1945) 33. Harry S. Truman, Democratic 1945-1953 Korean War(1950–1953) 34. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican 1953-1961 Second Indochina War(1953–1975) 35. John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963 36. Lyndon Baines J .. ...
Today is the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War & the 2nd Annual Korean War Veterans Day ht…
July 27 history HIGHLIGHTS: • 1940 - Bugs Bunny makes his debut in the cartoon "A Wild Hare." • 1953 - An armistice agreement is signed, ending the Korean War. • 1965 - President Lyndon Johnson signs the Cigarette Labeling Act into law, requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on every pack of smokes. • 1974 - The Watergate scandal boils over as the House Judiciary Committee recommends that President Richard Nixon be impeached and removed from office for obstruction of justice.
Highlights of this day in history: An armistice ends the Korean War; A House panel votes to impeach President Richard Nixon; A pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics; The deposed Shah of Iran and comedian Bob Hope die. (July 27)
This Day in History: July 27th. 1775 Benjamin Church began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army. 1784 "Courier De L’Amerique" became the first French newspaper to be published in the United States. It was printed in Philadelphia, PA. 1940 Bugs Bunny made his official debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon, "A Wild Hare." 1953 The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea. 1964 U.S. President Lyndon Johnson sent an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam. 1974 The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against President Richard Nixon. 1992 Boston Celtics star, Reggie Lewis, died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice. He was 27 years old. 1995 The Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC, by U.S. President Clinton and South Korean President Kim Young-Sam. 1996 At the Atlanta Olympics, a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was kille ...
Happy Birdday Thomas! July 27: In 1663 the English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports; in 1789 the first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs (now Department of State) is established; in 1794 Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution"; in 1866 the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed (Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart's Content, Newfoundland); in 1890 Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later; in 1921 researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar; in 1940 Bugs Bunny makes his first appearance in the animated short "A Wild Hare"; in 1949 the first commercial jet-powered airliner, the DeHavilland Comet, makes its first flight; in 1953 fighting in the Korean War ...
Today in history: 1953 - Korean War armistice, 1955 - Allied occupation of Austria ends, 1999 - Tony Hawk lands first ever 900 at X Games
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un guided a rocket firing drill pointed at U.S. forces based in South Korea on Saturday, a day before the 61st anniversary of the Armistice Agreement that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, Pyongyang's state media said Sunday.
Korean War vets will be honored Saturday in Tampa.
Perhaps the greatest turning point in the history of tae kwon do came in 1952, at the height of the Korean War. After Korean President Syngman Rhee viewed a tae kwon do master break 30 roof shingles with a single punch, he made it a requirement for all Korean soldiers to receive martial arts training.
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Due to a very chance conversation I had with a fellow Rotarian this morning, I landed up at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Service this morning, and was able to honour my late father who served in the South African Air force in Korea in1952.
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Shenna speaking with a Korean War vet at The Country Diner in Medway,
YEONPYEONG South Korea (Reuters) - On a clear day, residents of Yeonpyeong Island can see North Korea, 10 kms (six miles) away. They can also sometimes watch South Korean warships chase North Korean and
Springs holds 61st Korean War Armistice celebration: … the 61st anniversary of the Korean War Armis...
He was a Korean War Veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart twice. We lost a truly, genuinely great
DPRK's Victory in Last Korean War: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea wrought world-startling miracles ...
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), Mark St...
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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…
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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.
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:…
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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.
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: 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 ...
Bob Schieffer remembers Bob Pierpoint: During a 40-year career at CBS, Bob Pierpoint covered the Korean War an...
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!
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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
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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.
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
The Korean Peninsula: Yesterday and Today: … the Korean War remains a potent force even today. Whil...
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 ...
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
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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.
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.
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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...
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 ...
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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