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  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    AvWeb.com ^ | 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
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 20, 2013 11:43 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — 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
    dailyjournal.net ^ | 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....
  • FLIGHT LIEUTENANT JOHN KING, RAF

    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...