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  • Last seen punching with one hand & his trench knife in the other.

    03/07/2017 8:20:29 AM PST · by ZULU · 12 replies
    War History on line ^ | October 22, 2015 | Jeff Edwards
    The first couple of years of the Korean War can easily be described as a seesaw strategic battle for control of the peninsula. However, the same was very much true at the tactical level where control for every field, hill, and ridge would often see a back and forth game of attack and counter-attack. Often changing hands multiple times in one evening, these strategic points became the center of intense fighting. For Herbert K. Pililaau, this would result in him being the last man standing on hill 931 of Heartbreak Ridge as he covered the retreat for the rest of...
  • 65 Years After Death, Body of Korean War Veteran Returns Home to San Diego

    01/07/2017 1:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 1/7 | Steven Luke
    The long overdue homecoming on Jan. 8 of the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith – who died 65 years ago -- brought the tarmac at the San Diego International Airport to a brief standstill while people paid their respectsMore than six decades after his death, a U.S. military veteran who served in the Korean War finally made his way home to San Diego. On Saturday, the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith arrived at Lindbergh Field in a coffin draped with the American Flag. A military funeral honors team helped move the coffin from the plane. The...
  • "MASH” actor William Christopher dead at 84

    12/31/2016 6:21:15 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 82 replies
    CBS ^ | December 31,2016
    LOS ANGELES -- William Christopher, the actor best known for playing Fr. Francis Mulcahy on the smash sitcom “MASH,” has died, CBS Los Angeles reports. He was 84. Christopher’s son confirmed his death to CBS Los Angeles.
  • Teenager Kills Veteran by lighting him on fire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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