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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 · 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...