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  • Teenager Kills Veteran by lighting him on fire.

    11/21/2016 8:00:47 PM PST · by WhatNot · 71 replies ^ | 8/18/2016 | Carol Robinson
    A teen neighbor of an elderly Korean War veteran found burned to death in the back yard of his North Birmingham home is now charged in the brutal slaying.
  • MILITARY ALL SOULS DAY [Catholic Caucus]

    11/04/2016 11:17:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 3, 2016 | Max Douglas
    An All Souls Day Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated Wednesday on the Fort Hood Military base. The Mass was offered on the hood of a military humvee, the traditional way Mass is offered during time of battle. With some 60 people in attendance, the Mass was especially offered up for the fallen 1st Cavalry Division soldiers who died in the Battle of Unsanin during the Korean War on November 2, 1950. The Mass was held on the grounds of the 1st Cavalry Division Museum and was also in honor of Fr. Emile Kapaun, 1st Cavalry Division chaplain and Medal of...
  • [N. Korea] The Enduring Beijing-Pyongyang Axis

    09/19/2016 8:39:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 19, 2016 | David Feith
    The Enduring Beijing-Pyongyang Axis Ideology drives much of China’s support for North Korea. By David Feith Sept. 19, 2016 7:34 p.m. ET 14 COMMENTS The 5.1-magnitude explosion at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear testing site this month didn’t shake China’s loyalty to the Kim regime in Pyongyang. While U.S. and South Korean leaders increasingly call for crippling sanctions intended to make Kim Jong Un choose between his regime’s survival and its nuclear program, China may not support even an incremental tightening of sanctions at the United Nations. As experts around the world typically tell it, China protects its despotic and often...
  • June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea (Korean War)

    06/25/2016 7:00:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Community Digital News ^ | Jun 25, 2016 | Dennis Jamison
    June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea by Dennis Jamison - Jun 25, 2016 Not so much a conflict as a global War, Korea had the United Nation allies fighting the Soviet Union, North Korea (D.P.R.K.), and People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) all for control of South Korea. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2016 — To many Americans under the age of 50, the Korean War (previously known as the “Korean Conflict” in politically sanitized language) may not be viewed as a major military confrontation like the involvement of the United States in Vietnam. Nevertheless, this conflict was...
  • Korean War Hero Tells 'Top Secret' Story 63 Years Later

    05/02/2016 2:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Matt Rascon and Brie Stimson May 1, 2016
    Williams single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters, a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until recentlyRetired U.S. Navy Cpt. E. Royce Williams will never forget November 18, 1952. “Here came four of them from the front side all firing and the others were coming around from the other side…We came in head on,” Williams remembered. “I saw bullets go over me and under me then over me… So the fight went on and on and on.” Williams, who fought in the Korean War, single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters – a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until...
  • 'It's a Day I Always Hoped For': Missing Korean War Veteran Returns Home to Bay Area

    04/07/2016 9:49:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | Cheryl Hurd
    The San Francisco native's flag-draped casket was carried off a plane at San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday.Cpl. Robert Perry Graham was declared missing in action 65 years ago. The San Francisco native's flag-draped casket was carried off a plane at San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday. "It's something that my aunts, uncles and mother had always dreamed about," nephew James George said. "Having this closure." Closure the family thought would never happen. Graham, a 21-year-old member of the United States Army, was sent to fight in the Korean War and never returned. His family said the official report...
  • US, North Korea agreed to peace talks before latest nuclear test

    02/21/2016 6:43:36 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 2/21/16 | The Wall Street Journal
    Days before North Korea's latest nuclear-bomb test, the Obama administration secretly agreed to talks to try to formally end the Korean War, dropping a longstanding condition that Pyongyang first take steps to curtail its nuclear arsenal. Instead the U.S. called for North Korea's atomic-weapons program to be simply part of the talks. Pyongyang declined the counter-proposal, according to U.S. officials familiar with the events. Its nuclear test on Jan. 6 ended the diplomatic gambit.
  • The P-51 Mustang Made a Korean War Comeback

    02/15/2016 4:04:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 14, 2016 | S.K. Au-Yeong
    The public mostly remembers the North American P-51 Mustang as the fighter plane that protected Allied bombers over Germany and Japan during World War II. Overshadowed by newer jet fighters by the time war broke out in Korea in 1950, the re-designated F-51’s relative technological backwardness became a qualified blessing for close air support and battlefield interdiction sorties against the Korean People’s Army. Warren Thompson’s new book F-51 Mustang Units of the Korean War focuses on the veteran fighter’s role in Korea, and also exposes the plane’s little-known history with Australia, South Africa and the Republic of Korea. North Korea’s...
  • The Korean War Episode 03 - A Christmas Miracle (the Hungnam Evacuation)

    12/25/2015 1:24:05 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    On the eve of Christmas, 1950, the world witnessed a miracle. The United Nations and Republic of Korea forces evacuated approximately 100,000 refugees while delaying their own badly needed retreat. In the midst of the chaos, SS Meredith Victory, a small freighter, carried 14,000 people to the safety of the southern coast. The three days of miraculous sail against the cold, hunger and fear. This is a story of the Korean War you did not know.
  • Ted Rubin, American Hero: RIP

    12/11/2015 8:39:59 AM PST · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | 12/10/2015 | James S Robbins
    When the White House called Corporal Tibor “Ted” Rubin to tell him he was to receive the Medal of Honor, he thought it was one of his friends playing a joke... Being awarded the Medal of Honor is another of a series of adventures in Ted Rubin’s remarkable life. He was born in Hungary in 1929, and at age 15 was sent to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. His first day there an SS captain told the assembled, “None of you will get out of here alive.” Ted turned to the man next to him and said, “Nice fellow.” ......
  • WITH THE MARINES / CHOSIN TO HUNGNAM - USMC , Korean War , 1st Marine Division 81590

    12/10/2015 5:07:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1951 | U.S. Naval Photographic Center
    "From Chosin to Hungnam" is an official US Navy film about the Korean War. Released in 1951, it tells the story of the 1st Marine Division during the desperate fighting in 1950. It follows these valiant Marines from Chosin Reservoir to Hungnam, and their eventual evacuation.
  • Retreat, Hell! (War Drama) 1952 Frank Lovejoy

    12/09/2015 6:59:03 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Released: February 19, 1952 | Producer: United States Pictures; Distributor: Warner Bros.
    During the Korean War, a U.S. Marine battalion must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese soldiers.
  • Korean War Atrocities: Interviews with Prisoners of War Documentary Film

    12/09/2015 10:09:37 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | n.d. | The Big Picture, U.S. Army, Signal Corps Pictorial Center
    The US reported that North Korea mistreated prisoners of war: soldiers were beaten, starved, put to forced labor, marched to death, and summarily executed. The KPA killed POWs at the battles for Hill 312, Hill 303, the Pusan Perimeter, and Daejeon—discovered during early after-battle mop-up actions by the UN forces. Later, a US Congress war crimes investigation, the United States Senate Subcommittee on Korean War Atrocities of the Permanent Subcommittee of the Investigations of the Committee on Government Operations reported that "... two-thirds of all American prisoners of war in Korea died as a result of war crimes." Although the...
  • The Death of A Regimental Combat Team

    12/09/2015 7:59:31 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    Korean War Online ^ | various | U.S. Army; Appleman; et al
    Battle of the Chosin Reservoir 31st Regimental Combat Team, 11/27/50-12/1/50 The Death of A Regimental Combat Team About 3000 American soldiers came. Over 1,000 stayed forever. They fought and died on a 10-mile stretch of frozen, snow-covered dirt road on the east side of the Chosin Reservoir. The core of this account is taken verbatim from the Army report Chosin Reservoir. It is largely supplemented by extracts from a more definitive analysis, "East Of Chosin", Roy E. Appleman, 1987, and Chinese photographs and accounts in their Korean War Museum at Beijing. B.L.Kortegaard * It was bitter cold. The temperature was...
  • Shot and Beaten, A Marine Crawls From Chosin to Safety | Chosin

    12/09/2015 7:59:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 2, 2014 | American Heroes Channel
    The Chinese thought they killed a wounded Marine private Ed Reeves with a bullet as they massacred troops in a stricken US convoy. When the Chinese discovered Reeves alive as they stacked US bodies, the proceeded to beat him with the butts of their rifles until satisfied he was dead. Reeves recounts this horrific encounter and his amazing escape to safety after being left for dead.
  • Korean War - With the Marines from Chosin to Hungnam | 1950 | Combat Footage | Documentary film

    12/09/2015 7:59:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1951 | U.S. Naval Photographic Center
    The Battle of Chosin Reservoir in 1950 was a decisive battle in the Korean War. Shortly after the People's Republic of China entered the conflict, the People's Volunteer Army surprised the US marines at the Chosin Reservoir area in North Korea. A brutal 17 day battle in freezing weather soon followed. Although Chinese troops managed to surround and outnumber the marines, they broke out of the encirclement while inflicting crippling losses on the Chinese. The evacuation of the marines from the port of Hungnam marked the complete withdrawal of UN troops from North Korea. Korean War - With the Marines...
  • On Veteran's Day

    11/11/2015 6:19:37 AM PST · by bk1000 · 8 replies
    11/11/2015 | Self
    In August of this year, my GF's dad celebrated a reunion with the remaining members of his Marine company. These guys went through it in Korea. I just wanted to post this as a tribute. From John (5th from left): This gang was a small part of Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, (Not needed ~The First Marine Division. The only Division in Korea.) Our platoon was 81mm Mortars. We all made the Inchon Landing on September 15, 1950. We took part in 6 major battles including the Chosin Reservoir, from November 27th until about December 15th. Countless small...
  • Korean War POW Has Little Respect for Trump

    07/24/2015 2:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Sandusky Register ^ | JUL 22, 2015 | Tom Jackson
    Sandusky veteran spent more than two years as prisoner of Chinese Many Americans took offense when Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump derided U.S. Sen. John McCain's war record — which included more than five years in a North Vietnamese prison. But for former Korean War prisoner of war John Koopman, 82, the disdain was personal. "I think Donald Trump ought to be a prisoner of war for one day, and then say to McCain what he had said," said Koopman, 82, a patient at Stein Hospice on the south campus of Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky. Trump, while speaking...
  • Around Livermore: Korean War Vets Honored at VA Center

    07/22/2015 9:38:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 7/22 | Nora Heston Tarte
    It's impossible to say "thank you" enough to the men and women who have served our country. You may acknowledge a grey-haired man wearing a veteran ball cap as you pass him on the streets, or nod your head toward the young soldier carrying a flag during the Fourth of July parade, but it will never truly be enough. There will always be more we could give to those who gave everything for America. In a continued effort to show their appreciation for America and its military, the South Korean Consulate awarded 13 local Korean War veterans the Ambassador for...
  • Thousands packed into North Korea stadium call for bloody revenge on US on Korean War anniversary

    06/25/2015 12:32:22 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    telegraph ^ | 25 Jun 2015 | Andrew Marszal
    North Korea marked the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War on Thursday with a 100,000-strong rally in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Stadium, and a statement condemning the "fatty monster US imperialists". The "Pyongyang Mass Rally on the Day of the Struggle Against the US," was a carefully orchestrated display of angry speeches, fist-pumping and calls for blood revenge. The rally was just one event in what it officially known as "Struggle Against US Imperialism Month", during which North Koreans visit war museums and attend gatherings denouncing the evils of the United States. North Korea also issued a...
  • Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

    05/26/2015 6:20:00 AM PDT · by Skooz · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/24/2015 | James Pearson
    A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. North and South Korea are still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Despite its name the DMZ is one of the most heavily militarized and fortified borders in the world. "We feel very celebratory and positive that we have created a voyage across the DMZ in peace and reconciliation," said U.S. activist and feminist Gloria Steinem, honorary co-chair of the WomanCrossDMZ...
  • Of Mice and Men

    05/25/2015 7:51:38 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 12 replies
    Self | 05/25/15 | Me
    Nothing speaks more to the blatant ignorance of liberalism than to hear radical leftists belittle our country and military on a national day of mourning and remembrance. Believe it or not, most conservatives despise war – view its necessity as an absolute last resort – for we too have fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. By that same token, right-minded Americans simply refuse to bury their heads in the sand and pretend evil does not exist in order to magically appease our innate desire for global harmony. Whether a Christian is beheaded in Syria or your neighbor...
  • Secret Pentagon Documents Classify Central Coast Group as a "Threat"

    11/24/2006 5:59:33 PM PST · by TexKat · 25 replies · 1,700+ views
    KSBY ^ | 11/24/06 | Matt Cota
    New details tonight about a secret Pentagon database used to monitor anti-war protests and activists. Recently-disclosed documents reveal that some of the surveillance targets include an organization with ties to the Central Coast. Secret Pentagon documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union provide details of how the organization called "Veterans for Peace" was considered a threat. Every Sunday for the past three years, members of the Santa Barbara Chapter of Veterans for Peace place a cross in the sand near Stearns Wharf for every American soldier killed in Iraq. First started in Santa Barbara, the "Arlington West" display has...
  • Movie: Ode to My Father (Excellent Korean Film in U.S.)

    02/13/2015 9:25:31 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 2/13/2015 | Loud Mime
    I saw this movie a couple of days ago and am still reeling from its presentation. It is the story of a family torn apart by the Korean war and how they work from being dirt poor to successful. It is a story of a family losing and finding its loved ones. It has the sweetest scene I have seen in ANY movie, but it's not staged or recorded. It's a real recording from history, which has a tremendous effect on those watching. It really happened. This movie is worth watching
  • Hollywood Celebrates Another Stalinist

    01/06/2015 6:44:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | January 5, 2015 | Allan Ryskind
    Hollywood relishes making anti-American movies, but, maybe even more, loves to lavish fulsome tributes on full-blown Communists, you know, those fellows who swooned at Joe Stalin’s feet, teamed up with Hitler as he bombed the hell out of London in World War II and worked overtime to inflict deadly harm on America. Tinseltown is at it again, celebrating Dalton Trumbo, a major Hollywood Ten figure and longtime Communist enthusiast, in a brand new picture directed by Jay Roach and featuring Bryan Cranston, the star of the hit television series, Breaking Bad. The publicity for Trumbo says that Dalton bravely took...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Men in War (1957)

    11/28/2014 6:36:31 PM PST · by DemforBush · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    The remnants of an American infantry platoon (led by Robert Ryan), cut off and behind enemy lines, must somehow make it past North Korean snipers, artillery barrages and infiltrators to complete a long march to the last known location of their division's HQ. En route, they encounter a firebrand sergeant (Aldo Ray) and his shell-shocked commanding officer (Robert Keith). Will the chance encounter help,or hinder the platoon's desperate march to safety? Co-starring Vic Morrow, L.Q. Jones, and Nehemiah Persoff.
  • Korean War veteran fights to keep flagpole in Greenfielf neighborhood

    10/25/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 57 replies
    WTHR ^ | 10/23/14
    A Korean war veteran in Greenfield says his flagpole stands for freedom. His homeowners association says the flagpole breaks the rules. The dispute stems from American and Missing In Action flags in Robert and Judy Willits' front yard. The couple moved to the Fieldstone neighborhood last Christmas. This summer they installed the flagpole. "It means a lot to me. We fought for that flag," Robert Willits said. Both Robert and his brother, Lester, served in the Korean War. Robert was injured. Lester never came home. "Lester is still there. So I'm going to keep it up," Robert Willits said. Last...
  • Kurt Chew-Een Lee dies at 88; decorated for bravery in Korean War

    03/12/2014 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09 Mar 2014 | Tony Perry
    His bravery against numerically superior Chinese army troops at the Chosin Reservoir was the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary. Like many Americans of his generation, Kurt Chew-Een Lee was eager to fight in World War II. He left college at age 18 to enlist in the Marine Corps. Beyond a deeply felt patriotism, Lee had a personal motive: "I wanted to dispel the notion about the Chinese being meek, bland and obsequious," he told The Times in 2010. Rather than a combat billet, he was assigned as a language instructor in San Diego. He was deeply disappointed but decided...
  • Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83

    01/02/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies ^ | Dec 31, 2013
    Kenneth Schechter, Survivor Of Blind Landing, Dies At 83 Kenneth Schechter, who died earlier this month in Fairfield, Calif., at age 83, had been just 22 years old when he survived an unusual blind landing in Korea. Schechter was flying an A-1 Skyraider above the Korean coastline on his 27th combat mission, in 1952, when an enemy shell blew the canopy off his airplane and metal fragments struck both of his eyes. "I'm blind! For God's sake, help me!" he cried into his radio. "I'm blind!" He was answered by Lt. j.g. Howard Thayer, who served with him on the...
  • Remains Of Missing Korean War Vet Return To LA After 63 Years

    12/20/2013 3:54:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | December 20, 2013 11:43 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — The remains of a U.S. Army sergeant, who died as a prisoner of war in Korea, returned to Los Angeles Friday morning. The signature pylons at Los Angeles International Airport were lit red, white and blue in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, who died on March 27, 1951 while serving in the South Pacific during the Korean War. Gantt was deployed to Korea as a field medic and taken prisoner on Dec. 1, 1950 while defending his unit’s position, according to the USO. He was listed as missing in action/presumed dead for nearly 63...
  • Liberated US Tourist, Held Captive in North Korea, Declines Ride Home With Joe Biden

    12/07/2013 5:43:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 7, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Can you blame him? 13 hours on a plane with Joe Biden is not exactly a dream getaway. 85 year-old Merrill Newman, a war veteran, declined a ride home on Air Force Two with Joe Biden. Newman was deported after being detained over his role in special forces operations in the Korean War six decades ago. (Daily Mail) The Daily Mail reported: An 85-year-old U.S. tourist detained in North Korea for six weeks for alleged ‘war crimes’ has landed back in San Francisco after catching a flight from Beijing. North Korean state media said Saturday that Merrill Newman, a war...
  • Remains of NY soldier killed in Korean War ID'd, being returned to upstate hometown today

    11/06/2013 9:36:42 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | November 06, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    PHELPS, New York — The remains of a teenage New York soldier killed in the Korean War more than 60 years ago have been identified and are being returned to his upstate hometown.
  • requesting help reading Korean War-era Air Force discharge papers

    11/05/2013 6:40:46 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 16 replies
    self | 11/5/13 | NewJerseyJoe
    Hello FRiends. I am going through my late father's papers from when he was in the Air Force (total of 17 years, active and reserve). I'd like to be able to decipher some of the acronyms and military terms used in duty assignments, etc. Does anyone know of a source online that would help me to decipher these things? Thank you. Examples: 2267th PerPron (CONAC) AFQT-1 I 98Mech 7 Cler 9 Tech 9
  • MiG Alley

    09/22/2013 9:15:03 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Air Force Magazine ^ | April 2010 | John T. Correll
    April 2010 MiG Alley By John T. Correll The American F-86 Sabres stopped the MiG-15s—and their Russian pilots—at the Yalu. In August 1950, a Soviet air division with 122 MiG-15 jet fighters arrived in northeastern China and set up headquarters at Antung on the Yalu River, the dividing line between Chinese Manchuria and North Korea. On Oct. 18, an American RB-29 reconnaissance aircraft spotted 75 fighters on the ramp at Antung, but that did not raise much alarm for Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s United Nations Command or the US Far East Air Forces. Nor was there any great concern on Nov....

    09/22/2013 8:49:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Sabre Pilots Association ^ | 5 May 2011 | Charles Keil
    FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN KING, RAF by Charles Keil Shortly before the end of World War II, in February, 1945, at the age of eleven, I was a pupil at St Bartholomew's Grammar School, an all-boys school in the county of Berkshire, England. Only a few weeks into my first term, having broken the rules by talking to a fellow pupil during morning assembly, I was sent to the prefect for summary punishment. In those days, the prefects (senior boys appointed by the staff to discipline the younger brethren) in English grammar schools had enormous power over other pupils. I stood...
  • Turkey: Forgotten Ally in a Forgotten War

    07/27/2012 7:50:02 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 18 replies
    Hudson Institute ^ | 7/27/2012 | Richard Weitz
    Much has been made recently of the unique and ascendant role Turkey is playing in international relations. As a member of NATO, a diplomatic power broker in the Middle East and a rising international economic player, Turkey has become a novelty even in an era of unprecedented global cooperation and political interdependence. But this is actually nothing new. For more than half a century, Turkey has played this unique role, symbolized so succinctly by the bridge over the Bosporus River that links Asia to Europe, East to West. For the United States, the bridge to Turkey spans more than two...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel: Bring back the draft before launching air strikes in Syria

    09/01/2013 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/01/13 | Sheldon Alberts
    Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Sunday renewed his call to reinstate the draft, arguing a vote should be held on mandatory military service before any decision is taken to launch strikes against Syria. “I truly believe we should have a National Draft Act before the Congress acts,” Rangel told MSNBC. Rangel, a decorated veteran of the Korean War, has for several years introduced legislation to bring back the draft and earlier this, for the first time, advocated that women should be included. The New York lawmaker said the burden of war unfairly falls on lower-income Americans. “They are not in...
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial – a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • ‘In Life, You’ve Got to Stand for Something’: Vet Refuses to Show ‘The Butler’ at His Movie Theater

    08/22/2013 8:37:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 22, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A Korean War veteran who has owned a movie theater in central Kentucky for more than three decades is refusing to run “The Butler” due to the anti-Vietnam War stance of one of its lead actresses. Ike Boutwell, who opened MoviePalace and Showtime Cinemas in Elizabethtown in the 1980s, told the News-Enterprise that in all these years he has not, to his knowledge, let one movie with Jane Fonda play in his theater....
  • Remember When: Korean War heroes remembered on 60th anniversary (UK)

    08/01/2013 11:36:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    Newcastle Evening Chronicle ^ | 15 Jul 2013 15:51 | Mike Kelly
    Remember When: Korean War heroes remembered on 60th anniversary The Korean War 60th anniversary parade and thanksgiving service gave a chance to remember the North East soldiers who played a vital role The 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War was marked last week by a parade and thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey in London. The events remembered the 1,000 or so comrades who were killed and 1,060 who were taken prisoner during the ferocious conflict in which North East soldiers played a vital role. In all, about 300 veterans of the Korean War took part in the...
  • The Forgotten War

    07/31/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 31, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The Forgotten War, it's called. Which is why it was so good to have it remembered so ceremoniously and extensively this past weekend on the 60th anniversary of the tenuous armistice -- certainly not peace -- that has uneasily endured on the Korean peninsula ever since. The Korean War is worth remembering and so are all those who fought in it, the living and the dead, the great and small, the worthless politicians who knew only how to continue it and the unsung heroes who died in the snow and ice. And let there be no mistake: It was a...
  • [Korean War Photos] Life, Death and Prayer: the Face of War

    07/30/2013 6:38:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    JoongAng Ilbo ^ | 2013.07.31
    /begin my summary Life, Death and Prayer: the Face of War Sept. 23, 1950: N. Korean POW's were being transported near Gimpo area after successful Inchon Landing on Sept. 15 Feb. 17, 1951: A husband carrying his wounded wife Aug.16, 1950: U.S. service men and S. Koreans were giving an Indian style funeral for UN Indian worker Nayar (sp?) who was killed by a landmine. Aug. 25, 1950: A Catholic chaplain Frudel (sp?) was conducting a makeshift outdoor mass for troops in front of a tank, who were participating in the Nakdong Battle aka the Battle of Pusan Perimeter. /end...
  • Obama cheers 'victory' in Korean War on 60th anniversary

    07/27/2013 4:41:20 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | July 27, 2013 | AFP
    The US president, marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, said Saturday the armistice that left a sharp division between the communist north and capitalist south was not a "tie" but a "victory." . . "Here, today, we can say with confidence that war was no tie. Korea was a victory," he said.
  • Obama: 'Korea was a win'

    07/27/2013 10:15:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Obama: 'Korea was a win' By Peter Schroeder - 07/27/13 11:19 AM ET President Obama hailed veterans of the Korean War Saturday, saying their sacrifices ensured that millions of Koreans could live safely in a democracy. Speaking on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War's armistice, he noted that some had expressed their dissatisfaction with the war's resolution, which resulted in the establishment of a demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea and did not end with a definitive truce. He noted that many dismissed the conclusion with the phrase "die for a tie." But he argued that, decades later,...
  • Statue of Korean War horse Reckless to be unveiled at Marine museum in Virginia

    07/24/2013 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Doogle · 17 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/24/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Some 60 years after carrying wounded soldiers and ammunition during heavy firefights, a decorated war horse praised as America’s greatest equine soldier during the Korean War is finally being immortalized. Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Mongolian mare that served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, made 51 solo trips during a five-day battle in March 1953, carrying nearly 10,000 pounds of ammunition and explosives from a supply depot to the front lines. She was wounded twice and later received two Purple Hearts for her service, as well as several other military decorations. On Friday, a 10-foot bronze statue...

    MARINE MISSING IN ACTION FROM KOREAN WAR IDENTIFIED The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Marine Pfc. Richard S. Gzik, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be buried Sept. 28, at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. On Dec. 2, 1950, Gzik and the other Marines of M Battery, 11th Artillery Regiment, 1st Marine Division, came under attack on the west side of the Chosin Reservoir in North...
  • North Korea proposes high-level talks with US

    06/16/2013 12:45:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2013 1:54 AM EDT | Jean H. Lee
    North Korea’s top governing body on Sunday proposed high-level nuclear and security talks with the United States in an appeal sent just days after calling off talks with rival South Korea. The powerful National Defense Commission headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a statement through state media proposing “senior-level” talks to ease tensions and discuss a peace treaty formally ending the Korean War. … Reunifying the Korean Peninsula was a major goal of North Korea’s two late leaders, Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and is a legacy inherited by current leader Kim Jong Un. North...
  • Medal of Honor soldier killed in Korean War to receive hero's burial 63 years later

    04/10/2013 7:04:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2013
    The remains of a soldier awarded the Medal of Honor after being killed in the Korean War will be returned to his relatives for burial with full military honors after they were identified 63 years after his death, officials announced Wednesday. Army Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., of Washington, Ind., will be buried April 17 in Arlington National Cemetery, officials from the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office said. Faith, a veteran of World War II who continued to serve in the Army during the Korean War, was seriously injured by shrapnel on Dec. 1, 1950, and died a...
  • Chaplain gets Medal of Honor 62 years after death (Outstanding story)

    04/06/2013 9:59:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2013 | AP
    In the cold, barren hills of Korea more than 60 years ago, two teary-eyed soldiers stood in a prisoner of war camp where their chaplain lay dying. The Rev. Emil Kapaun was weak, his body wracked by pneumonia and dysentery. After six brutal months in the hellish camp, the once sturdy Kansas farmer's son could take no more. Thousands of soldiers had already died, some starving, others freezing to death. Now the end was near for the chaplain. ~snip~ On April 11, those two young lieutenants, Dowe and Wood, now 85 and 86, will join their comrades, Kapaun's family and...
  • NKorea vows to cancel Korean War cease-fire

    03/05/2013 5:40:20 AM PST · by pgkdan · 23 replies
    My Way News ^ | 03/05/13
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills. North Korea's Korean People's Army Supreme Command warned of stronger additional countermeasures in a statement that came amid reports that Washington and North Korean ally Beijing have approved a draft of punishing sanctions for a U.N. Security Council resolution responding to North Korea's Feb. 12 nuclear test. The draft is expected to be circulated at the U.N. this week.