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America Comes of Age The Korean War America Comes of Age - The Korean War Like Lambs to the Slaughter US defense spending had reached a modern day low. The military was ill-prepared and ill-equipped, those in authority embraced questionable doctrines. From a post World War II soft life in Japan, with servants to wash their clothes and shine their boots, these American youth were suddenly uprooted and flung into harm's way. There was no "Remember Pearl Harbor." The North Korean People's Army was on a roll. The North Korean People's Army had invaded the Republic of Korea in South Korea only 11 days earlier and overwhelmed the ill-equipped Republic of Korea armed forces. The North Korean People's Army steamrolled into Seoul, driving refugees and regrouping Republic of Korea Army units before it, clogging roads and throwing the countryside into a panic. The invasion caught General Douglas MacArthur and his Far East Command and Eighth Army by surprise, despite recent intelligence reports that North Korea was planning for an attack on the Republic of Korea. General MacArthur had disregarded the reports, saying he did not believe war with North Korea was imminent. The events that unfolded on the Korean peninsula some 45 years ago offer a telling reminder of what happens when a force goes to war unprepared. Disaster lurks around every bend. Facing a force of 130,000 NKP soldiers, 3,000 Soviet advisors, a full array of heavy weapons, aircraft and the formidable T-34/85, arguably the best tank to come out of World War II. American GIs fought bravely at times. At other times when confronted with overwhelming, numerically superior forces, they "bugged-out" to the rear, cursing their government for sending them to this stinking, God-forsaken place where human feces were used to fertilize the land. Photos The Library of Congress The Korean War National Museum U.S. Army Center of Military History Democratic People's Republic of Korea Audio Clips The Library of Congress - Veterans History Project Wessel's Living History Farm Music Perry Como Far Away Places Aaron Copeland Fanfare for the Common Man John Williams Saving Private Ryan Omaha beach Hymn to the Fallen conceived and produced by: Dale Caruso For more information about the Korean War http://www.army.mil/cmh/ http://www.korea50.mil/ http://americanradioworks.publicradio... http://www.paulnoll.com/Korea/index.html http://www.loc.gov/vets/ http://www.koreanwar.org/html/units/2...
Tags: Korean    War    1950 
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
In Their Own Words In Their Own Words .. Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II The China - Burma - India Theater Throughout the history of the world, in times of peril and aggression, nations have called upon their military forces for defense against their enemies. Our country has been very fortunate for, whenever the men and women who comprise our Army, Navy, air forces and other services have been called upon; they have served their country bravely and faithfully, regardless of where they were sent or what they were asked to do. Many Americans remember their dedicated service and are appreciative of their performances, but, too soon after the danger is over, the services of these veterans fade into oblivion. 1st Lt. Albert O. Wilkat CBI Veteran, Pilot, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, USAAF to the men of Merrill's Marauders to the pilots and crews of the Burma Banshees and to ALL who served in the CBI "When you get back, tell them of us and say For your tomorrow, we gave our today." Flim Clips American Pathe News BBC Worldwide Library Grinberg Libraries Library of Congress National Archives Paramount News Reuters Television Library The Veterans 88thFS, 80thFG Burma Banshees Captain Kenneth Wilbur Thomas 5307th Composite Unit Merrill's Marauders Private Kermit A. Bushur Second Lieutenant Herbert Clofine Technician Four Lester Lawrence Hollenback Staff Sergeant Warner Katz Staff Sergeant Robert E. Passanisi Captain Philip B. Piazza Technician Five Sigmund S. Bialosky 1891st Engineer Aviation Battalion Frank D. Girard Air Transport Command Lieutenant Colonel George J. Laben 2nd Troop Carrier Sq, 343rd Group, 10th AF Sergeant Earl Lester Mahl 613th Field Artillery Battalion Cpt. James Edward Rice Air Transport Command music fanfare for the common man Aaron Copeland where eagles dare 633 squadron battle for britain Ron Goodwin victory at sea suite Richard Rodgers conceived and produced by For more information on the China - Burma - India Theater of Operations, we highly recommend CHINA - BURMA - INDIA Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II http://cbi-theater.home.comcast.net
Tags:   WWII    Veterans    CBI    China    Burma    India    Merrill 
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
Far Away From Home Since 1942, Armed Forces Radio and later, Television Service (AFRTS) has been providing information, education, and most importantly, entertainment to U.S. military forces everywhere. From broadcasts to the troops serving around the world in WWII, from Soul during the Korean War, Saigon throughout the Vietnam War, to stations in Europe and Iraq today. Since 1942, through today, wherever American men and women serve, a bit of the "hometown" travels with them. Thanks to Armed Forces Radio and later the Armed Forces Network the entertainment that they held so dear is never really far away. In a way that is perhaps never realized at the moment, when we heard the music that we really never are Far Away From Home Film Clips and Video Footage: Official and Amateur footage Vincent Romano Archives http://www.webalice.it/romanoarchives/ The Armed Forces Network http://www.afneurope.net/ jnaz33 http://www.youtube.com/jnaz33 ReptilianGems http://www.youtube.com/ReptilianGems galtcitycouncil http://www.youtube.com/galtcitycouncil Jamie "RustyJms" http://www.youtube.com/RustyJms John "WolfieRed1" http://www.youtube.com/WolfieRed1 Ecapsym http://www.myspace.com/yagsi_ecapsym Jay "MyEarbot" http://www.youtube.com/user/MyEarbot marcofrix http://www.youtube.com/marcofrix rusherecumbent http://www.youtube.com/rusherecumbent Audio Clips OTRCAT (pronounced 'oh-tee-R cat' - from Old Time Radio Catalog) http://www.otrcat.com music nowhere to run - Martha and the Vandellas going up the country - Canned Heat somebody to love - Jefferson Airplane sunshine of your love - Cream papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown i can't get no satisfaction - The Rolling Stones reflections - Diana Ross & the Supremes war - Edwin Starr we've gotta get out of this place - the Animals changes - David Bowie fat bottom girls - Queen smoke on the water - Deep Purple featuring the voices of Don Wilson Harry von Zell avacadoazzurro and of course ... Bob Hope conceived and produced by Dale Caruso
Tags:   Iraq    War    Vietnam    Korean    WWII    Armed    Forces    Radio    Network    Home    Videos    Movies     
Added: 26th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
Victoria Cross Winner Joseph Kaeble The Victoria Cross is the most difficult military medal in the world to attain. To be considered for a VC, one has to be a member of a British Commonwealth country's armed forces and perform an exceptionally brave feat in the face of the enemy. Some of the heroics of Canada's 94 VC winners almost defy belief. Consider how 26-year-old Corporal Joseph Kaeble won his VC.
Tags: Joseph  Kaebel  Victoria  Cross 
Added: 12th November 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
12 OClock High Final Episode Opening Credits I say opening credits. But, you get about 3.5 minutes of show before you ever see them. That's just the way the show did it. My dad (retired Army and just turned 80) and I watched this show together each week when I was younger. Very little military action was ever shown on this show. It was more about personal drama than anything else. How many of you remember, 12 O'Clock High?
Tags: 12  Oclock  High 
Added: 15th December 2008
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Posted By: ChowDog
Women in Uniform Iron Maiden 1980, I met my wife in the Military. She was so sexy in that uniform, got me!!
Tags: Yup!! 
Added: 5th May 2009
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Posted By: Marty6697
Victoria Cross - Valour Road The rarest and most cherished military medal in the world is the Victoria Cross. To be considered for it, one has to be a member of the British armed forces or the armed forces of a British Commonwealth country. One must perform an extraordinarily courageous act under enemy fire that is witnessed by at least one reliable observer. Then the claim has to be investigated. About 1,350 VCs have been awarded since 1856, and only 94 to Canadians (or Newfoundlanders). None are alive today. Against all odds, during the First World War, three Canadians who lived on Pine Street in Winnipeg were all awarded the VC!
Tags: Victoria  Cross  Valour  Road 
Added: 28th July 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Kilroy Was Here During the Second World War, the odd phrase "Kilroy Was Here" began appearing on American military ships. Alongside the phrase was often a cartoon figure of a man with a huge nose peering over a wall. It was not until the war ended that the origin of the quirky character was known. James Kilroy was an inspector at a shipbuilding company in Halifax, MA. His job was to count the rivets used in each piece of work and make a checkmark with a wax pencil near the finished rivets. The riveters were paid for each rivet, so often unscrupulous ones would erase Kilroy's checkmarks in the hope that their work would be counted twice. To thwart this type of underhandedness, Kilroy began using the cartoon figure with the three-word phrase instead of a checkmark. No riveter ever tried to remove the artwork. Kilroy was supposed to remove it before the ships left the shipyard, but often he did not get the chance to do so. Thus, ships bearing the strange phrase and artwork headed into service. "Kilroy Was Here" became a catchphrase that was universally adopted throughout every American theater of war. It became fashionable to write it in strange places as an indication that the US military was omnipresent. It was often left behind by espionage agents and advance parties prior to mass invasions. According to one story, it was written inside the latrine used by Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill during the historic Yalta Conference in 1945. The phrase has endured for more than 70 years. It was written on the wall of the compound where Osama Bin Laden was hiding out.
Tags: Kilroy  Was  Here  WWII 
Added: 7th December 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
1978 World Cup Soccer Fix The 1978 World Cup tournament was held in Argentina during the era when a brutal military junta ruled the South American country. Fearing for their safety, two of the world's best players (Holland's Johann Cruyff and West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer) both boycotted the tourney. The most controversial match pitted the host Argentines versus Peru. The Peruvians were already mathematically eliminated. Argentina had to win by at least four goals to overtake Brazil in the pool standings and qualify to meet the Dutch in the final. Peru put forth an effort so dismal in a 6-0 defeat that the Peruvian players bought newspaper ads in Lima to insist the match hadn't been fixed. Years later, after the junta was toppled, documents indicated that about $50 million was paid by the Argentine government to top Peruvian soccer officials to get the desired result. Argentina defeated Holland in the final.
Tags: soccer  1978  World  Cup  Argentina  Peru 
Added: 12th November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Thanksgiving- Remembering Our Troops Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Keep our troops that are away from their families in your thoughts and prayers today!
Tags: Thanksgiving-  Remembering  Our  Troops  Military    Army    Navy    Marines    Coast  Guard    Air  Force     
Added: 26th November 2009
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Posted By: Steve

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