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  • 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.
  • Why Are We Still on the DMZ?

    02/15/2013 6:18:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    North Korea has just pulled off an impressive dual feat -- the successful test both of an intercontinental ballistic missile and an atom bomb in the 6-kiloton range. Pyongyang's ruler, 30-year-old Kim Jong Un, said the tests are aimed at the United States. So it would seem. One does not build an ICBM to hit Seoul, 30 miles away. Experts believe North Korea is still far from having the capability to marry a nuclear warhead to a missile that could hit the West Coast. But this seems to be Kim's goal. Why is he obsessed with a nation half...
  • US soldier's remains come home 62 years after Korean War death

    01/05/2013 1:27:28 PM PST · by Hawk1976 · 10 replies ^ | 1/5/12 | reuters
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A U.S. soldier who left his family farm in Tennessee to volunteer for the Korean War is finally coming home more than six decades later to be buried next to his mother and father, authorities said on Friday. With the help of DNA samples provided by his siblings in 2004, the U.S. military identified remains recovered in North Korea as Private First Class Glenn Schoenmann, who was 20 when he died in December 1950. Schoenmann was among the nearly 8,000 U.S. troops unaccounted for from the Korean War, which lasted from 1950 until 1953. His remains are...
  • An Ethiopian hero of the Korean War

    09/25/2012 3:10:45 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25th September 2012 | Alex Last
    'Sixty years ago, Ethiopia was at war. Not in Africa, but thousands of miles away in Korea. This is the story of one Ethiopian officer who won a US gallantry award.'
  • Invasion of South Korea is unlikely

    08/29/2012 7:10:23 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 10 replies
    CIA ^ | 13 January 1950 | CIA
    CIA Weekly Summary Report sent to President Truman on 13 January 1950
  • June 10 - Personal Thoughts

    06/12/2012 12:33:34 AM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    town Hall ^ | June 09, 2012 | William D. Dannenmaier
    I had a bad night last night, one filled with dreams and memories of my time in combat – six months of front line duty with the 15th Infantry Regiment, four of them as a scout for which I foolishly volunteered. Tomorrow is the 10th of June. Sixty years ago, on the 10th, I was on a daytime patrol. I never enjoyed those, you always got shot at by someone and if you have once heard a bullet go past your head from a sniper, you would just as soon not have another one. Anyway, after returning safely, I was...
  • Secretary of the Navy Announces DDG 116 to Be Named Thomas Hudner(crashed own jet to save wingman)

    05/11/2012 8:58:22 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    DOD Press Release ^ | May 7, 2012 | Unattributed
    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer (DDG) will be named the USS Thomas Hudner. Thomas J. Hudner Jr., a naval aviator who retired as a captain, received the Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman for displaying uncommon valor during an attack on his wingman, the first African American naval aviator to fly in combat, Ensign Jesse L. Brown. During the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War, anti-aircraft fire hit Brown’s aircraft, damaging a fuel line and causing him to crash. After it became clear Brown was seriously...
  • Korean War vet shoots intruder inside home

    05/09/2012 7:39:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 05/09/12 | Staff
    ELIZABETH, Pa. (AP) — Police say an 84-year-old western Pennsylvania man wounded a home invasion suspect with the gun he carried in the Korean War. Elizabeth Township police say 25-year-old Raymond Hiles was captured not long after trying to break into Fred Ricciutti's home early Tuesday morning. Ricciutti tells WPXI-TV ( ) he heard Hiles break a window and then confronted him, firing a single shot that grazed Hiles' neck. Investigators say Hiles was arrested a few blocks away, carrying a screwdriver and a stun gun. He's being held on $100,000 bail on charges including criminal trespass and burglary. Online...
  • Recognition Finally for a Warrior Priest's Heroics

    04/17/2012 7:38:05 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/16/12 | Daniel Nasaw
    US Army Chaplain Father Emil Kapaun stole, suffered and sacrificed his life for his fellow soldiers in a Korean prison camp. Six decades after his death, he is being considered for the Congressional Medal of Honor - and sainthood. On 2 November 1950, Father Kapaun made the decision that led to his death. The Korean war chaplain was in the middle of a firefight, with the American forces overrun by Chinese soldiers outside a crossroads town called Unsan in North Korea. Lighting forest fires to frustrate US reconnaissance planes, the Chinese surrounded the Americans and pressed in, attacking with small...
  • Kim Is Dead, South Korea Lives

    12/19/2011 3:28:42 PM PST · by stolinsky · 6 replies ^ | 12-19-11 | stolinsky
      Kim Is Dead, South Korea Lives David C. Stolinsky Dec. 19, 2011 North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il is dead. His third son is believed to be in line to succeed him. Aside from the fact that Kim was a bloodthirsty tyrant, I have two additional complaints. The first is that his name cannot be written properly in Arial, the font I use. The problem is that a capital i is indistinguishable from a lower-case L. So Kim Jong Il looks like Kim Jong the Second. The only alternatives are to write il in lower case as Kim Jong-il,...
  • Lawmakers snub official war memorial

    12/19/2011 8:14:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Fox 25 Boston ^ | December 18, 2011 | Mike Beaudet
    (FOX 25 / - They served our country during a time of war, but now some Massachusetts veterans say state lawmakers are turning their backs on them. The Korean War is already known as “The Forgotten War”. Local veterans of that war say Beacon Hill is forgetting about the state's official Korean War Veterans Memorial in Charlestown.
  • Vandals target Korean War Memorial(at PENN'S LANDING)

    12/12/2011 6:17:41 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    WPVI ^ | 12/11/11 | Katherine Scott
    Vandals target Korean War Memorial Katherine Scott PENN'S LANDING - December 11, 2011 (WPVI) -- For the third December in a row, custodian James Moran says he's picking up the pieces by the war memorials at Penn's Landing. This afternoon he called police after discovering five wreaths destroyed. They were placed by the Korean War Memorial on Veterans Day. "We have young men and women dying in Afghanistan and Iraq for our flag; it's a disgrace this goes on every single year," Moran said. More: See more Action News slideshows Moran says flowers were torn off or stolen. Moran found...
  • GI from Korean War finally comes home

    11/24/2011 12:28:09 AM PST · by Racehorse · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 23 November 2011 | Scott Huddleston
    After 60 years of waiting, worrying and wondering, the family of a young Army medic who died in the Korean War is preparing to give him a hometown military burial. The remains of Pfc. Jimmie Jimenez Gaitan arrived Wednesday at San Antonio International Airport. Relatives who've long sought to bring him home were on the Tarmac. SNIP Adams said his uncle was one of more than 4,000 U.S. and United Nations troops whose skeletal remains were returned in 1954 in exchange for repatriation of some 13,000 North Korean and Chinese troops in an initiative known as “Operation Glory.” Gaitan's remains...
  • After 60 years of pain, Minnesota families get closure all at once (Korean War dead come home)

    07/22/2011 9:58:10 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 7/22/11 | Mark Brunswick - Staff Reporter
    In a remarkable testament to new technology, the remains of three Minnesotans who died within weeks of one another as prisoners in the Korean War -- their whereabouts unknown for 60 years -- will be back at home within a month of each other. In a remarkable testament to fate, two of them may have been in the same prison camp at the same time in early 1951. One was James Sund, an Army corporal whose remains will be flown Friday evening to the airport in Fargo, N.D., and receive military honors. He will be buried Tuesday in his hometown...
  • A Notable Passing: MSG. Robert L. Gibson, US Army, SF (Ret)

    07/18/2011 2:09:27 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies ^ | July 17, 2011 | Unknown
    Robert L. Gibson MSG. Robert L. Gibson, US Army SF (RET), passed away on Feb. 10, 2011. He was born on May 16, 1927 to Lacy & Mary Gibson. When he was 16 he signed up for the draft. He was drafted and turned 18 while serving in Germany during WWII. He stayed in the Army, and became a Paratrooper with Special Forces. He was the youngest Paratrooper in the 17th Airborne according to "Thunder From Heaven". He served in WWII, Korea, and 3 tours to Viet Nam. He served in various outfits including: 17th Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry...
  • Ingratitude, Thy Name Is South Korea

    07/12/2011 8:40:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 12, 2011 | Dennis Prager
    South Korea has joined with only two other countries in the world in dropping the name of the forthcoming film "Captain America" and using the subtitle, "The First Avenger." The other two countries are Russia and Ukraine. According to the New York Times report, "Although that country (South Korea) is one of Hollywood's top-performing territories, resentment about the continued presence of the United States military runs deep." For years now, I have intended to write a column about the most glaring case of international ingratitude of which I am aware. The "Captain America" story has finally pushed me over the...
  • Sgt. Reckless - Korean War Horse Hero

    07/06/2011 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies ^ | July 06, 2011 | An unknown Patriot
    The story of Reckless is not only remarkable - it is unusual. And once you learn about her, you will see why the Marine Corps not only fell in love with her - but honored her and promoted her every chance they got. And it wasn’t just the Marines that served with her in the trenches that honored her - her last promotion to Staff Sergeant was by Gen. Randolph McC Pate - the Commandant of the entire Marine Corps. You can’t get higher than that in the Marines. Reckless joined the Marines to carry ammunition to the front lines...
  • Missing Korean War soldier's remains identified (Corporal AV Scott)

    06/14/2011 9:58:35 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight
    ABC ^ | 6/14/11 | North Asia correspondent Mark Willacy and wires
    The mystery surrounding a US soldier who vanished on the Korean War battlefield 60 years ago has been solved after his remains were identified using DNA testing.
  • The ghost ships of Mothball Fleet: Incredible pictures of abandoned Navy war ships

    06/10/2011 7:11:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2011
    The ghost ships of Mothball Fleet: Incredible pictures of abandoned Navy war ships taken by crew of illegal squatters They are the Navy ships that heroically fought in World War Two, now slowly rotting in a San Francisco bay. And as they are being towed, one by one, for scrapping, in just a few years they will all be gone. A group of illegal squatters gained unprecedented access to the vessels by rowing at night for two years past security and climbing onto the ships, sleeping secretly on board for days at a time. And as these stunning images show,...
  • The Incredible Story of "Reckless" - Equine Korean War Vet & Heroine

    06/02/2011 7:12:23 AM PDT · by soozla · 2 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 06/02/2011 | 5th Marine Recoiless Rifles - 1st Marine Div
  • Outrage Over Vandalized Flag

    04/25/2011 5:09:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Holding a tattered POW/MIA flag in his hands, Korean War veteran Bob Dumas can not hide the disgust at the vandals who damaged it. "Desecrating a flag that represents so much to the families is unbelievable," said Dumas, 81, of Canterbury. For years, the POW/MIA flag flew on the flag pole outside the Plainfield Post Office, until vandals got a hold of it. "This happened sometime during the night Tuesday night into Wednesday," said Plainfield Deputy Police Chief Michael Surprenant. Vandals removed the flag, cut deliberate holes in it with a knife and then ran it back up the flag...
  • VA Hospital Makes Veteran Take Down Confederate Flag

    04/13/2011 9:37:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | April 11, 2011
    Seventy-five year old Perry Thrasher is a veteran in the spinal cord unit at the Memphis VA Hospital. He is paralyzed, but his family says he wanted a confederate flag for his room. "His granddaddy was in the Confederate War and it means a lot to him because he served in it. It's just his heritage," says Diane Boatner, Thrasher's daughter. She was shocked by what happened Friday. "He was all upset and crying. The VA Police had come and told him he couldn't have it. He had it right over his bed," says Boatner. She says a nurse saw...
  • Sour note at Hu fete

    01/24/2011 3:25:09 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 24, 2011 | S.A. MILLER
    WASHINGTON -- Chinese-born pianist Lang Lang gave a musical shout out to America-hating patriots in his homeland when he played at the White House state dinner last week. During his performance, Lang tinkled the ivories with the famous anti-American propaganda tune "My Motherland" -- the theme song from the Chinese-made Korean War movie "Battle on Shangangling Mountain."
  • China on Clinton: 'Irresponsible'

    12/07/2010 9:52:57 AM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/07/10 | MJ LEE
    The day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with South Korean and Japanese diplomats, China is calling claims that Beijing is guarding North Korea’s nuclear program an “irresponsible accusation,” Reuters reports. "The responsibility of maintaining peace and stability in Northeast Asia should be shouldered by all parties in the region – all parties are stakeholders," said China's foreign ministry spokeswoman, Jiang Yu, responding to Clinton’s dismissal of Beijing’s call for additional talks on North Korea. "We call on the parties to positively respond to our proposals to resolve the conflict through dialogue and negotiation."
  • Ben Stein: Charlie Rangel Still a Hero to Me

    11/28/2010 4:54:49 PM PST · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 28, 2010 | Ben Stein
    ...In unbelievably difficult service in the Korean War, his unit was swamped, cut off, overwhelmed by hordes of Red Chinese crossing into Korea. In the worst cold weather imaginable, under fire, starving, acting Sergeant Charles Rangel, in a black unit led mostly by white officers, took a large group of men, led them by example, lifted their morale, as they fought their way out to safety. Men were being shot, freezing, getting captured all around him, yet he got most of his men out...
  • North Korea artillery fire hits South island

    11/22/2010 10:44:48 PM PST · by John W · 137 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 23, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting buildings on fire and prompting a return fire by the South, Seoul's military and media reports said.