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  • North Korea calls on U.S. to end 1950-53 Korean War

    08/09/2018 11:35:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 9, 2018 | Elizabeth Shim
    North Korea said the "military confrontation" between Pyongyang and Washington must come to an end, in order for trust to develop between the two countries. Workers' Party Newspaper Rodong Sinmun said Thursday the solution is a "declaration of the end of war," a reference to the 1950-53 conflict that ended in a truce and a divided peninsula. "As the military confrontation ends through the declaration of the end of war, an atmosphere conducive to trust building will emerge," the Rodong article stated. The Rodong stated the declaration of the war's end is a priority and a "necessity for the times."...
  • Editorial: Korean War was a laudable cause that has brought freedom for millions

    08/02/2018 11:32:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Omaha World-Herald ^ | August 2, 2018 | Editorial Staff
    Our country rightly paused last week to honor the service of America’s Korean War veterans and to note our continuing interest in helping protect a democratic South Korea. Fighting in the Korean War came to a halt 65 years ago, when negotiations finally yielded an armistice that halted hostilities, created the Demilitarized Zone and separated the Korean Peninsula into a north-south division. The conflict, which included some of the American military’s most desperate battles and most inspiring demonstrations of heroism, took the lives of 36,000 Americans. Among the dead was Marine Pfc. Edward “Babe” Gomez of Omaha, a graduate of...
  • Watch: Joint Base Pearl Harbor HI - VP Pence at Return of POWs

    08/01/2018 4:55:59 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 23 replies
    So powerful to watch POWs returning home. History...
  • North Korea hands over the possible remains of American war dead

    07/26/2018 7:42:50 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 44 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 26, 2018 | Alexandra Field and Jamie Tarabay
    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (CNN)An American military jet has left North Korea Friday after taking possession of what is believed to be the remains of US troops killed during the Korean War some 65 years ago, the White House said. North Korean officials handed over the probable remains on the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the conflict, which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Americans, over 600,000 Chinese, 600,000 Korean soldiers and over a million Korean civilians
  • Arirang Special(Ep.302) The Soldiers' Dining Table _ Full Episode (Korean Army chow)

    07/18/2018 8:37:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 22, 2015
    I hope you find this as interesting as I did. I especially like the twin ideas of having mothers help cook the food and also inspecting the food along the supply chain to make sure the young soldiers are getting tasty, nutritious meals. We should do something like that.
  • Traveling the Globe to Interview Korean War Veterans, ‘Like Weaving a Great Quilt’

    06/17/2018 9:18:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Global Atlanta ^ | June 16, 2018 | Phil Bolton
    For years now, Hannah Y. Kim has been focused on July 27 — the date that she would like to see a peace treaty signed with North Korea officially recognizing the end of the Korean War. The Korean War unofficially ended on July 27, 1953, when a negotiated agreement was signed in Panmunjon, a village north of the 38th parallel separating North and South Korea – after three years of bloody fighting, which claimed almost 37,000 American lives and 100,000 wounded. The death and casualty count for North and South Korean soldiers has been reported at more than 217,000 South...
  • Koreans Want Peace, Do Liberal Pundits Want War?

    06/16/2018 9:49:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Real News ^ | June 16, 2018 | Aaron Mate
    In decrying the Singapore summit and Trump’s freeze on U.S. military exercises, liberal pundits are ignoring popular opinion and years of peace activism in South Korea, says Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ Story Transcript AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. The peace efforts underway on the Korean Peninsula are widely popular on the Korean Peninsula. In South Korea, polls show overwhelming support for this week’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong un. That sentiment was reinforced when just after the summit the party of South Korean leader Moon Jae-in scored a massive victory in local...
  • July 19, 1950: President Harry Truman Address on Korea

    06/11/2018 9:31:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Annenberg Learner ^ | July 19, 1950 | Harry S. Truman
    At noon today I sent a message to the Congress about the situation in Korea. I want to talk to you tonight about that situation, and about what it means to the security of the United States and to our hopes for peace in the world. Korea is a small country, thousands of miles away, but what is happening there is important to every American...
  • DONALD TRUMP FLASHBACK VIDEO=> Businessman Trump Prepared for North Korea Summit in 1999

    06/11/2018 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 11, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump was correct when he recently said that he has been preparing for the North Korea summit his entire life. In fact, there is video evidence to prove it. On Friday the President said – President Donald Trump expressed confidence Friday that he is fully prepared for his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but with only days to go until the historic event, Democrats and experts still have reservations about his negotiating strategy. “I always believe in preparation, but I’ve been preparing all my life,”
  • Evansville anesthesiologist Dale Drake, inspiration for 'M*A*S*H,' dies at 93

    06/08/2018 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Courier & Press ^ | 6/6/18 | Noah Stubbs
    hough his impact during the Korean War was significant, Michael Drake said his father, Dale, was not a volunteer. "He was drafted into the Army to serve as an anesthesiology physician. That was his first job," said Michael, who himself is an anesthesiologist in Evansville. Dr. Dale Drake, who passed away on Tuesday, was stationed in the 8055 MASH unit in Korea. He was 93 at his death. Dale, along with his wife, Cathy — who worked in the same unit — would later help Hollywood shape the way America saw the Korean War. About 10 years after Korea, the...
  • A Memorial Day story: Bakersfield man remembers the Hadong Ambush

    05/28/2018 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | May 24th, 2018 | BY STEVE LEVIN
    At age 17 Neal Vance had never seen a body, fired anything bigger than a .22, shot a man or been scared for his life. He hadn't seen a North Korean, either. In the space of two hours on July 27, 1950, all of that changed. The Bakersfield resident had dropped out of Bakersfield High School in November 1949 while a sophomore to join the U.S. Army -- and to escape an abusive stepfather. At Fort Ord on Monterey Bay for basic training, he met Eddie L. Payne, 17, who'd also left BHS to join the army. The two eventually...
  • Japan raises concern over U.S. Sec of State Rex Tillerson’s comment on "Comfort Women"

    01/30/2018 2:24:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 57 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Jan 28, 2018
    Japan has conveyed its concern to the U.S. government that a statement made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could contradict an agreement with South Korea over the “comfort women,” sources close to the matter said. “It’s one that only they can resolve,” Tillerson told reporters this month after a 20-nation ministerial meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. “And we know that there’s more that needs to be done,” he said, referring to the issue of the Korean girls and women who were forced into Japan’s military brothels before and during the war. Tokyo has told Washington that Tillerson’s words could...
  • North Korea: How Kim Jong Un's Family Was Picked by Russia To Lead and Threaten America

    01/22/2018 9:50:36 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    Born in 1912, Kim Il Sung went to the Soviet Far East in the 1930s to train with Stalin's military during the war against Japan, which had occupied the Korean peninsula since 1910. The North makes much of Kim, the heroic soldier. But whether he actually fought against the Japanese is a matter of debate. What's clear is that Stalin believed Kim was trustworthy, and after the Soviet invasion of the peninsula in 1945, installed him as the Communist leader in the North. A virtual unknown in his country, he seized power with considerable help from the Soviet Union and...
  • Worst Battle Ever For US Troops? Marine Corp. Trapped? God Bless Those Who Fought At Chosin.

    12/23/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 34 replies
    PBS ^ | 2016 | PBS
    “The Battle of Chosin INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS. UNFORGIVING CONDITIONS. UNYIELDING COURAGE. Film Description On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea. U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals, even to those on the front lines. Hopes were high that everyone would be home by Christmas. But soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People's Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War. Twelve thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few...
  • US: Sinking of SKorean warship not terrorism

    06/28/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 3+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put the Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist. The State Department said Monday that the March sinking of the frigate Cheonan was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war. But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state's military against another.
  • Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.

    10/23/2017 8:36:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 10/23/2017 | Mehdi Hasan
    It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. These days, however, it’s a question increasingly asked about the reclusive North Koreans.Let’s be clear: There is no doubt that the citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea both fear and loathe the United States. Paranoia, resentment, and a crude anti-Americanism have been nurtured inside the Hermit Kingdom for decades. Children are taught to hate Americans in school while adults mark a “Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month” every year (it’s in June, in case you were...
  • Korean War Veteran’s ‘Final Mission’ Is to Find POWs he Helped Free

    05/03/2017 2:05:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/3
    Sgt. Charles Layton was 6,000 miles from home and 21-years-old when he became a prisoner of war. In the early 1950s, he spent four months in captivity in the bitter cold, suffering daily beatings. “The pain was so intense,” said Layton. “I couldn’t speak for several days. I wish I could rip it from my memory, out of my head. Even with shoes on, I can still feel the pain." The memories, now 65 years old, haunt him still. “I knew I had to do it for us to escape. I had no alternative but to kill the guards," he...
  • 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.