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  • Father Emil Kapaun: Through Death March, Father Kapaun perseveres and inspires (Part 2)

    12/08/2009 12:13:13 PM PST · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 562+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Mon, Dec. 07, 2009 | ROY WENZL
    "Men find it easy to follow one who has endeared himself to them." -Father Emil Kapaun Father Emil Kapaun was considered an unusual man even before the 8th Cavalry’s 3rd Battalion was overrun at Unsan. Many devout Christians believe, for example, that they must overtly preach Christianity, but Kapaun by all accounts never lectured, never forced it. What he did instead was scrounge food for soldiers, write letters to their families, pass his tobacco pipe around for a few puffs, and run through machine gun fire, rescuing wounded. If he brought up religion in foxholes, he asked permission first: “Would...
  • Father Emil Kapaun: In Korea, Kapaun saves dozens during Chinese attack

    12/06/2009 9:59:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 721+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Dec 6 2009 | ROY WENZL
    After he hit his head on the ground in a pole vaulting accident last year, they sawed off a third of his skull to relieve the pressure on his swelling brain. They told his family that all hope was lost. But Chase's family lives near Wichita, where a farm kid named Emil Kapaun was ordained a priest 69 years ago. The Kears prayed thousands of prayers to the soul of Father Kapaun, asking him to bend the ear of God. They chanted his name like a mantra. And Chase woke up. And he arose and walked. His baffled doctors said...
  • Making Sure the Past Is Not Forgotten

    11/29/2009 6:24:18 PM PST · by Saije · 10 replies · 505+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/29/2009 | Jeff Glor
    This weekend marks the 59th anniversary of one of the most courageous battles in military history. It happened in the early stages of the Korean Conflict, often called the forgotten war. Thousands of marines fought against the North Koreans, the Chinese and another enemy - the weather, Now 85 years old, Joseph Owen was a young first lieutenant in November 1950, when he and nearly 20,000 other American fighters, trying to gain ground against the surging North Koreans and Chinese Army, were outmaneuvered, trapped behind enemy lines at North Korea's treacherous Chosin Reservoir. The American's were out-gunned 10 to 1....
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Who Led Last Bayonet Charge Dies

    11/20/2009 3:08:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 964+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2009 – Retired Army Col. Lewis L. Millett, who earned the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for leading what reportedly was the last major American bayonet charge, died Nov 14. Retired Army Col. Lewis L. Millet wears his Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star and other medals earned in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He served as honorary colonel of the 27th Infantry Regiment Association, and was active in veterans events almost to his death Nov. 14, 2009. U.S. Army photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Millett, 88, died in Loma...
  • Korean War Veterans Pay Tribute at Memorial

    10/06/2009 6:01:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 460+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2009 – Veterans of the Korean War, both American and Korean, gathered here yesterday with current U.S. Army and South Korean leaders to pay tribute at the National Korean War Memorial. Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, left, and Jung-ki "Rocky" Park, Korean Corporate Members of the Association of the United States Army, render honors during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 2009. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Members of the Korean War Veterans...
  • My family during Japanese rule (over Korea)

    10/05/2009 2:35:58 AM PDT · by joey703 · 8 replies · 624+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | October 5th, 2009 | Han
    My claim is that Koreans are still unable to acknowledge that it was natural for some people to have benefitted under Japanese rule and that these people still loved Korea and the like (I'm thinking more along the lines of a Park Chung Hee than the founders of either Dong-a-Ilbo or Samsung), but the opportunities they had in life only existed if they accepted that Korea was for the time being a Japanese colony and that they realistically couldn't do a single thing about it. And, more so, and this is a claim purely along the lines of the early...
  • Why should I care about Korea?

    09/14/2009 1:55:35 AM PDT · by joey703 · 7 replies · 440+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | Sept. 14th, 2009 | Han
    You see, I'm of the belief that President George W. Bush, the first president I voted for during the 2000 election cycle, though I really was pulling for Senator John McCain at that time, became president since he was a likeable figure thought to be not different than the average American (Though, former President Gore's likeability issue and disgraced activist Ralph Nader probably also had something to do with it), but yet, then Saudi Ambassador to the U.S. and a tutor of George W. Bush's answers precisely why the U.S. should care and in a very concise manner too. If...
  • Don't Blame Stalin Part III

    09/13/2009 12:32:25 AM PDT · by joey703 · 1 replies · 330+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | Sept. 12th, 2009 | Han
    Anyways, take these xenophobic tendencies that have been created for over the past 1300 years (or more than 5,000 years, depending on your source) and then brutally colonize the country for thirty six years. Then, add in a devastating civil war (the Korean War) that wasn't allowed to see its natural conclusion - a war ending with there being two rival Korean states is definitely unnatural (or just look at the fact that the armistic isn't even a peace treaty, but a cease fire signed by China, North Korea, and the U.S.). That's at the heart of my argument. And,...
  • Don't Blame Stalin II

    09/08/2009 6:50:25 AM PDT · by joey703 · 4 replies · 462+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | Sept. 8th, 2009 | Han
    How Will We Judge the Korean War in a Century? [...] What I am arguing is will this be the consensus twenty years from today (or forty years after this article was written). I mean, yes, most ordinary South Koreans enjoys such material prosperity that probably only a select few and I mean a very select few in North Korea could only begin to dream about. I am saying that had the Korean War run its course without intervention from the United States (or equivalently had Harry S. Truman not settled on a policy, the Truman Doctrine, where not winning...
  • Don't blame Stalin.

    09/06/2009 1:34:49 AM PDT · by joey703 · 47 replies · 1,063+ views
    Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | Sept. 6th, 2009 | Han
    U.S. naivete not only wrongly interfered with the natural development of East Asia, but in particular with respect to Korea, the greatest tragedy was that by the U.S. interfering in what was basically a civil war, the peninsula saw all the carnage and destructionthat would've played out anyways had the U.S. not interfered, but the wardid nothing to unify the nation ("Containment"). Moreover, the perverse state that North Korea finds herself to be in is a direct result of the natural order of things being prevented from occurring. Other Sinic nations experienced similar bouts of reconciliation, but with the fruits...
  • Today: 33th Anniversary of Panmunjom Ax Murder (Aug. 18, 1976)

    08/18/2009 8:15:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 1,009+ views
    Imjinscount ^ | 08/19/09
  • Korean conflict: The lesson from America’s ‘lost war’

    07/27/2009 9:12:48 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 28 replies · 871+ views
    It was 56-years ago today that the U.S. and North Korea signed the armistice that ended active combat in America’s forgotten war. More than 36,000 Americans gave their lives defending South Korea from invasion first by the communist North and then by the Red Chinese Army. [...] And therein lies the lesson: Official U.S. policy toward aggression by the Soviet Union and Communist China wasn’t clear after the end of World War II in 1945 until an anonymous article appeared in the journal Foreign Affairs in 1947. The article advanced a doctrine of containment by the U.S. of communist expansion,...
  • Obama Declares July 27 Korean War Vets' Day

    07/26/2009 12:39:07 AM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 20 replies · 811+ views
    Korea Broadcasting System ^ | July 26, 2009 | KBS World Radio
    U.S. President Barack Obama has declared Monday, July 27th, as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. The White House released the proclamation Saturday, a day before the armistice ending the Korean War was signed in 1953. Obama said that by virtue of the authority vested in him by the Constitution, he proclaims July 27th as National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. He urged all Americans to observe the day with ceremonies honoring and giving thanks to distinguished Korean War veterans. He also asked federal departments, interested groups, organizations and individuals to fly the flag at half-staff in memory of fallen...
  • Korean War Memorial in Northern Ireland!

    07/20/2009 1:03:11 PM PDT · by joey703 · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Here I was in a rather small capital of Northern Ireland, which is still and probably always will be a part of the United Kingdom --an opinion of which I don't have. But anyways, it's a city hall! And, on the grounds of this city hall (it's a small city with a population of some 267,500 according to the NISRA), there's a memorial that dedicates the lives of those that fought and died in Korea nearly sixty years ago. All because of the words of one man -- Harry Truman (who single handedly decided to intervene in the Korean War;...
  • N.Korea Rubs The US' Face In It More: Mass Demo In Front of USS Pueblo (Yesterday) VIDEO LINK

    06/25/2009 3:02:07 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 49 replies · 2,050+ views
    NNN News Via Pyongyang, N. Korea TV ^ | 25 June 2009 (59th anniversary of start of Korean War) | AmericanInTokyo
    DPRK is really rubbing it in the US's face with seeming impunity. Hmmmmm....I WONDER why THAT would be....There was a mass demonstration yesterday in North Korea by the Korean Workers Party in front of the 1967-seized USS Pueblo, docked in Pyongyang on a main river.I share HERE the link to the streaming video of this event. Hit the orange box with the arrow right below the Pueblo photo and the 1 minute video will stream. Stand it if you can.
  • Korean War-era soldier finally buried in Arlington Cemetery

    06/19/2009 5:34:36 PM PDT · by Dubya · 15 replies · 999+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | Les Blumenthal
    Cpl. Robert Schoening was 18 when he was killed near Hill 222 south of the Kuryong River and east of the "Camel's Head" in what is now North Korea. A member of Company C, 65th Combat Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schoening and his comrades were among the northernmost U.S. troops as 180,000 Chinese launched a surprise attack in late November of 1950.
  • Guitar legend Huey Long dies at 105 (last of the Decca Ink Spots...)

    06/11/2009 11:52:54 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies · 1,062+ views
    KHOU 11 ^ | Thursday, June 11, 2009 | no byline
    Guitar legend Huey Long, the last surviving member of the original Ink Spots, died June 10 in Houston at the age of 105. Long was born in Sealy, Texas. He worked various jobs in the Houston area until he got his big break playing banjo in the Frank Davis Louisiana Jazz Band. In 1936, Bill Kenny, the leader of the Ink Spots, talked Long into leaving the jazz trio joining the Ink Spots. ...He moved back to Houston in the 90s, having written and arranged more than 80 songs. Long is survived by his daughter, Houston resident Anita Long, and...
  • North Korea ups offensive, warns of military response against South Korea

    05/26/2009 10:29:28 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 22 replies · 1,776+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 27 May 2009, 0950 hrs IST | AFP
    SEOUL: North Korea warned on Wednesday of a military response after South Korea joined an anti-proliferation exercise, and said it is no longer bound by the 1953 armistice which ended their war. A military statement quoted by official media also said the North could no longer guarantee the safety of shipping off its west coast. It repeated Pyongyang's position that Seoul's decision to join the US-led Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) is tantamount to a declaration of war. South Korea announced on Tuesday it will become a full member of the PSI initiative to curb trade in weapons of mass destruction,...
  • Silence is broken: Family finally gets the story of a hero (Memorial Day Salute)

    05/24/2009 9:15:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies · 561+ views
    ‘IT MAKES ME SAD. IT MAKES ME PROUD.’ Francis R. Carroll, who guided the effort to fund and build Worcester's $1.8 million Korean War Memorial, points to Richard A. Browne's name (just above his finger) on the memorial. Sgt. Browne was one of more than 191 Central Massachusetts servicemen and women killed in the Korean War. (RICH DUGAS) He (Sgt. Richard A. Browne) wasn’t just somebody killed in action. He was a hero. -- retired Col. Daniel K. Cedusky, OF CHAMPAIGN, ILL. They called him Lucky, a nickname earned only after events have proven it true. And then fate takes...
  • Seoul Korea, 6 April 1951

    04/06/2009 4:13:42 PM PDT · by bygolly · 1 replies · 293+ views
    A letter from Korea | 4/6/1951 | My Father
    Seoul, Korea6 April 1951My dearest Helen, Patty and Chuckie,    Yesterday brought me a letter from you but I didn't answer it last night as I was quite tired and laid down for a few minutes but fell asleep only to wake up at 11:00 PM still tired so I got into bed. Tonight I am duty officer but hope to get a good night sleep.    I doubt it was a pleasant change for you having Marshall and Marie stay for a while and play a few cards and I surely hope you all had a pleasant evening, considering.    Honey, your...
  • Bronx vets get black Korean War hero(Medal of Honor Recipient) proper burial at Arlington

    01/15/2009 9:38:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 884+ views
    nydailynews ^ | 11.09.08 | Patrice O'Shuaghnessy
    Bronx soldier Cornelius Charlton gave his life for his country in the Korean War and got a Medal of Honor for it.  This week, he will finally get the rest of what was coming to him when the Army sergeant's remains are buried in Arlington National Cemetery - ending a half century of mystery, bitter tears and a quest to ennoble the young hero. Snapping a salute as Army soldiers fold the U.S. flag into a triangle and a chaplain prays over the grave will be a cluster of graying veterans from the Bronx who made it their mission to...
  • John Powell, 'seditious' journalist, dies

    12/17/2008 11:07:26 AM PST · by Borges · 27 replies · 986+ views
    UPI ^ | 12/17/08
    U.S. journalist John W. Powell, whose 1950s articles alleging American use of germ warfare in Korea sparked sedition charges, has died at 89, his son says. Powell, who had lived for many years in San Francisco, died in the city Monday of complications from pneumonia, son John S. Powell told Wednesday's New York Times. U.S. prosecutors put Powell on trial in 1959 on a rare charge of sedition, after he authored articles for his Shanghai publication The China Monthly Review asserting that U.S. military had employed germ warfare against North Korea, using methods they had allegedly learned from the defeated...
  • [Korean] Marines mark Incheon landing

    09/09/2008 12:33:50 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 4 replies · 844+ views
    The Korea Herald ^ | September 9, 2008 | Kim Ji-hyun
    The Marines and Incheon City yesterday celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Incheon landing, one of the most significant military operations during the Korean War. The Marine Headquarters and Incheon City co-hosted the celebrations held at Incheon's Freedom Park and Weolmido with an audience of over 1,000 war veterans, citizens and soldiers. The event started by laying flowers at the statue of Gen. Douglas MacArthur and in the waterfront of Weolmido, which was the main route for the landing operation more than half a century ago. The Incheon landing operation was carried out by United Nations forces on Sept. 15,...
  • Olympics Bring Pain for POW/MIA Families

    08/18/2008 9:26:47 AM PDT · by Colportage · 1 replies · 157+ views
    Olympics Bring Pain and Frustration to Families of Korean War POW/MIAs Beijing Kept American Prisoners, Alive or Dead, But Refuses to Account for Them Families Demand Action from China and Bush Administration Korea-Cold War Families of the Missing & National Alliance of POW/MIA Families: (Aug. 17, 2008) For families across America, the Chinese Olympics are a reminder of the unresolved fates of loved ones imprisoned by China and ignored by President Bush. Following decades of U.S. demands for answers, China on Feb. 29, 2008, agreed to turn over POW documents from its military archives. Yet Beijing has yet to deliver....
  • Soldier Missing in Action From The Korean War is Identified

    06/25/2008 2:12:42 PM PDT · by Dubya · 11 replies · 219+ views
    DOD ^ | 6/25/08 | DOD
    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. He is Sgt. Gene F. Clark, U.S. Army, of Muncie, Ind. He will be buried June 28 in Muncie. Representatives from the Army met with Clark's next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the secretary of the Army. In September 1950, Clark was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion,...
  • The Korean War Remembered ( 58 years ago today )

    06/25/2008 3:18:33 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 191+ views
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | 25 June 2008 | staff
    SEOUL : Fifty-eight years ago, a war broke out on the Korean peninsula, and today, the two sides - South and North Korea - remain technically at war and divided. Although it has been more than five decades, there are still South Koreans - who were soldiers at the time - being kept against their will in North Korea. One of the prisoners of war (POW), Kim Jin Soo, recently escaped the North. The 74-year-old POW fought in the Korean War at the age of 17 and was captured by the North Koreans in 1953. All these years, he had...
  • Former defence chief, Sir Francis Hassett dead at 90

    06/13/2008 7:05:40 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies · 240+ views
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 14th June 2008
    HIGHLY decorated war veteran and former head of the defence force General Sir Francis Hassett has died. The Defence Department said last night General Hassett died on Wednesday at the age of 90. "He was a fine man, warrior chief and remarkable servant of the nation," the department said in a statement. The soldier served in three wars and towards the end of a 42-year military career became head of the army and then chief of defence force staff in the 1970s. General Hassett fought in World War II and in Malaya, and is best known for his role in...
  • U.S., S. Korean veterans of Vietnam war reunite

    06/13/2008 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 721+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 15, 2008 | Ashley Rowland
    SEOUL — Kim Chun-su had to join the army, but he didn’t have to go to Vietnam. Almost four decades ago, Kim, then a soldier doing his mandatory three-year service in the South Korean military, opted to fight in what was even in his country an unpopular war. He wanted to get away from the army’s notoriously abusive officers, who he said would wake soldiers up for no reason and beat them. He also wanted to show his gratitude to the United States for helping South Korea during the Korean War. Kim and most of the 97 South Korean veterans...
  • Soldier Missing In Action From Korean War Is Identified

    06/09/2008 9:29:09 PM PDT · by Dubya · 16 replies · 266+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | 6/9/08 | U.S. Department of Defense
    Soldier Missing In Action From Korean War Is 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. He is Sgt. 1st Class W.T. Akins, U.S. Army, of Decatur, Ga. He will be buried on June 26 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Requesting prayer for the family, friends, and loved ones of Sgt. 1st Class W.T. Akins, U.S. Army, of Decatur, Ga.. Representatives from the Army met...
  • U.S. Might Move 8th Army Headquarters from Korea to Hawaii

    06/05/2008 8:05:50 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies · 505+ views
    The Korea Herald ^ | June 5, 2008 | Kim Ji-hyun
    The United States is considering moving the 8th Army headquarters to Hawaii by 2012, when wartime operational control is handed over to South Korea, military sources here said yesterday. Fighting units under the Yongsan-based headquarters, such as the 2nd Infantry Division and the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, are to remain on the Korean Peninsula, they said. The relocation of the 8th Army headquarters to Hawaii, where the U.S. Pacific Command has its headquarters, is intended to revamp the military command structure here, according to the sources. Some critics are concerned that moving the headquarters outside the Korean Peninsula may...
  • Soldier Missing In Action From Korean War Is Identified

    06/04/2008 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Dubya · 5 replies · 150+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | June 04, 2008 | U.S. Department of Defense
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office 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. He is Pfc. Milton Dinerboiler Jr., U.S. Army, of Elkhart, Ind. His burial date is being set by his family. Representatives from the Army met with Dinerboiler’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the secretary of the Army. In late November 1950, Dinerboiler was assigned to the Heavy Mortar...
  • Soldiers Missing from The Korean War are Identified

    05/16/2008 6:15:16 PM PDT · by Dubya · 9 replies · 202+ views
    DOD ^ | May 16, 2008 | DOD
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of two U.S. servicemen, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. They are Sgt. 1st Class George W. Koon of Leesville, S.C.; and Sgt. 1st Class Jack O. Tye of Loyall, Ky.; both U.S. Army. Koon will be buried tomorrow in Leesville, and Tye will be buried Monday in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Army met with the soldiers' next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate...
  • Hoover Planned on Arresting 12 Thousand “Traitors”

    04/04/2008 11:24:46 AM PDT · by SpaceBar · 73 replies · 330+ views
    Javno ^ | December 23, 2007 | Joseph Stedul
    After 50 years, an American state secret has been revealed, about the arrest of 12,000 people because of Hoover’s “red” paranoia. The former director of the FBI, Edgar Hoover made plans for the arrest of 12,000 American citizens which he considered to be threats to national security – documents reveals that no longer bear the status of state secret. Hoover sent this request to the president at the time Harry Truman at the beginning of the Korean war during the 50s. He justified the move as necessary for protection from “treason, spies and sabotage”. For now there is no evidence...
  • Soldier Missing in Action From The Korean War is Identified U.S. Army Sgt. Harry J. Laurence

    03/26/2008 12:36:20 PM PDT · by Dubya · 10 replies · 482+ views
    DOD ^ | DOD
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office 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. He is U.S. Army Sgt. Harry J. Laurence of Cleveland, Ohio. He will be buried April 9 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Army met with Laurence's next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the secretary of the Army. Laurence was a member of L Company,...
  • South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu [Online Book]

    03/24/2008 4:48:21 PM PDT · by indcons · 4 replies · 308+ views
    One should not forget. . . that the earth is round and that "every road leads to Rome." WALDEMAR ERFURTH, Surprise Every now and then in the history of mankind, events of surpassing importance take place in little-known areas of the earth. And men and women in countries distant from those events whose lives turn into unexpected and unwanted channels because of them can but wonder how it all happened to come about. So it was with Korea in 1950. In this ancient land of high mountains and sparkling streams the United Nations fought its first war. For decades it...
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Inducted Into Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

    03/04/2008 5:18:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 191+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 4, 2008 – The Defense Department posthumously inducted Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble today into its Hall of Heroes, a day after President Bush bestowed the Medal of Honor on the Korean War hero. Left to right: Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Russell Hawkins, Kurt Bluedog, Army Secretary Pete Geren, and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody stand by during a Pentagon unveiling of a Medal of Honor awarded to the late Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian, for his heroism during the Korean War, March 4, 2008. Hawkins is...
  • China and U.S. Agree to Open Military Hot Line

    02/29/2008 10:21:27 PM PST · by steelboy · 6 replies · 193+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3/1/2008
    China and the United States signed a formal agreement in Shanghai to open a military hot line between their defense departments. China also agreed to release records about missing American soldiers long sought by the United States military and relatives of thousands of American servicemen missing from the Korean War and other cold war-era conflicts. More than 8,000 servicemen are still unaccounted for from the Korean War.
  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    02/27/2008 5:29:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 490+ views
    Military.com/Army News Service ^ | February 23, 2008 | Carrie McLeroy
    WASHINGTON - During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor. The White House announced this morning that Keeble will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 3. Keeble is one of the most decorated Soldiers in North Dakota history. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was born...
  • Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950

    12/22/2007 5:25:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies · 386+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 23, 2007 | TIM WEINER
    A newly declassified document shows that J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had a plan to suspend habeas corpus and imprison some 12,000 Americans he suspected of disloyalty. Hoover sent his plan to the White House on July 7, 1950, 12 days after the Korean War began. It envisioned putting suspect Americans in military prisons. Hoover wanted President Harry S. Truman to proclaim the mass arrests necessary to “protect the country against treason, espionage and sabotage.” The F.B.I would “apprehend all individuals potentially dangerous” to national security, Hoover’s proposal said. The arrests would be...
  • Hoover Planned Mass Jailing in 1950

    12/22/2007 12:10:39 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 188+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2007 | Tim Weiner
    A 1950 Plan: Arrest 12,000, Suspend Due Process By TIM WEINER A newly declassified document shows that J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had a plan to suspend habeas corpus and imprison some 12,000 Americans he suspected of disloyalty. Hoover sent his plan to the White House on July 7, 1950, 12 days after the Korean War began. It envisioned putting suspect Americans in military prisons. Hoover wanted President Harry S. Truman to proclaim the mass arrests necessary to “protect the country against treason, espionage and sabotage.” The F.B.I would “apprehend all individuals potentially...
  • Soldier Missing in Action From Korean War is Identified Cpl. Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army

    12/20/2007 1:10:57 PM PST · by Dubya · 8 replies · 134+ views
    DOD ^ | DOD
    Soldier Missing in Action From Korean War is Identified The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office 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. He is Cpl. Robert S. Ferrell, U.S. Army, of Dallas, Texas. His burial date is being set by his family. Representatives from the Army met with Ferrell’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the secretary of the Army. On Feb....
  • Soldier Missing from Korean War is Identified 1st Lt. Dixie S. Parker, U.S. Army

    12/04/2007 1:04:44 PM PST · by Dubya · 18 replies · 311+ views
    DOD ^ | DOD
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. He is 1st Lt. Dixie S. Parker, U.S. Army, of Green Pond, Ala. He will be buried Dec. 6 in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Army met with Parker’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the secretary of the Army. Parker was assigned to Battery B, 8th...
  • Imagine No Hippies (Its Time To Give Long Overdue Thanks To Korean And Vietnam War Veterans Alert)

    11/29/2007 11:39:18 PM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 487+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/30/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    We just started a cross-country tour called "Honoring our Heroes for the Holidays" that will take us to New York City at the World Trade Center site. We are collecting more than 100,000 cards of love and support that we did not show our veterans of more recent wars, which I will take to our soldiers in Iraq. Our first stop on Monday was in Santa Nella, Calif., at The Remembrance Memorial for California Korean War Veterans. The names of 2,495 California veterans are engraved there. Our people were overwhelmed with the service of these veterans who gave their lives...
  • Soldier Missing In Action From Korean War Is Identified Sgt. Agostino Di Rienzo, U.S. Army

    11/21/2007 10:11:56 AM PST · by Dubya · 11 replies · 233+ views
    DOD ^ | November 21, 2007 | DOD
    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified. He is Sgt. Agostino Di Rienzo, U.S. Army, of East Boston, Mass. Representatives from the Army met with Di Rienzo’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. Di Rienzo was assigned to Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division then occupying a defensive position near Unsan, North Korea, in an area known as the “Camel’s Head." On Nov. 1, 1950, parts of two Chinese...
  • The death of a soldier under a young officer's command during the Korean War ...

    11/11/2007 8:43:34 AM PST · by Clive · 16 replies · 109+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2007-11-11 | Peter Worthington
    The death of a soldier under a young officer's command during the Korean War is a bitter reminder of the harshness of war By PETER WORTHINGTON, TORONTO SUNRemembrance Day is for veterans and the nation to honour those who died in past wars: The Boer War, WWI and II, Korea, 40 years of "peacekeeping" and now Afghanistan -- 100,000-plus killed in Canada's name. I've written a lot of Remembrance Day pieces over the past 50 years, but this is the first time I've made it personal, concerning not the first soldier killed under my command as a platoon commander in...
  • 55 Years Later, He's Still A Hero (Medal Of Honor)

    11/10/2007 8:46:51 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 6 replies · 316+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 10, 2007 | Jeb Phillips
    55 years later, he's still a hero For this week, Ronald E. Rosser is Elvis. He is Justin Timberlake. Rosser is one of only two surviving Medal of Honor recipients in Ohio. Generals and presidents salute him. Adults get tongue-tied in his presence. "This outstanding soldier's courageous and selfless devotion to duty is worthy of emulation by all men," reads his medal citation from the Korean War. He was 22 when he earned the medal as a member of a heavy mortar company in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division. On Jan. 12, 1952, he killed 13 of the enemy when...
  • Free Dinner at Golden Corral for Military Veterans (November 12th 5-9pm)

    11/09/2007 6:22:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 2,403+ views
    Cash Money Life ^ | November 7, 2007
    Would anyone like a free dinner at Golden Corral? Well, there is an easy way if you are an American military veteran. Golden Corral just announced this year’s Military Appreciation Monday will be November 12, 2007, from 5 to 9 pm. For the past 6 years, Golden Corral has been honoring the US Military with a free “thank you” dinner and beverage at any Golden Corral restaurant on Military Appreciation Monday (first Monday after Veteran’s Day), to honor any person who has ever served in the United States Military. In the past the only requirement to receive the free meal...
  • Soldier Missing in Action from the Korean War is Identified Cpl. Clem R. Boody, U.S. Army,

    11/09/2007 3:48:16 PM PST · by Dubya · 9 replies · 95+ views
    DOD ^ | November 09, 2007 | DOD
    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. He is Cpl. Clem R. Boody, U.S. Army, of Independence, Iowa. His burial date and location are being set by his family. Representatives from the Army met with Boody’s next-of-kin to explain the recovery and identification process, and to coordinate interment with military honors on behalf of the Secretary of the Army. In November 1950, Boody was assigned to Headquarters...
  • Renowned WWII fighter pilot "Tex" Hill dies

    10/11/2007 9:08:41 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 30 replies · 1,294+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11 Oct 2007 | AP Texas News
    David Lee "Tex" Hill, a World War II fighter pilot who was the youngest brigadier general in the history of the Texas Air National Guard, died Thursday. He was 92. . . . Hill graduated as a naval aviator in 1939, and in 1941, he joined the Flying Tigers, an American volunteer group based in China during World War II. He shot down 18 1/4 enemy aircraft during the war, Bowman said. The "quarter" came when four planes were involved in shooting down an enemy plane and each pilot was credited with one-fourth of the downing. Hill emerged from the...
  • Two Koreas seek deal for formal end to Korean War

    10/03/2007 11:06:39 PM PDT · by InShanghai · 25 replies · 779+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 10/4/2007 | Jessica Kim
    SEOUL (Reuters) - The leaders of North and South Korea pledged on Thursday to bring peace to the Cold War's last frontier by seeking talks with China and the United States to formally end the 1950-1953 Korean War. The agreement came at the end of only the second summit between the divided Koreas whose war ended with an armistice not a peace treaty. "North and South Korea shared the view they must end the current armistice and build a permanent peace regime," South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il said in a joint statement at the...