From our friend Mike Collins and his pals: (Note: My wife’s uncle Phillip was one of those Marines. Her father was oder and served on a tin can in the Phillipine Sea but saw no real action. He always looked up to his baby brother as the real ...Read more Comments Off on Tootsie Rolls and “The Chosin Few”
Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills The return of the remains of 50 soldiers’ remains from North Korea put me in mind of my first encounter parades for military heroes. It was a parade in my town for a returning POW from Korea. His name was John Gallagher. And I was 9. I ...Read more Comments Off on The Return of a Korean POW, a local story, 1954
(This Memorial Day commemoration was written by an old friend, Colonel Richard A McMahon (U S Army retired) who was a fellow platoon leader with the McGovern brothers, in Company A, 5th Cavalry Regiment in the same action on the day that Lieutenant Robert McGovern was killed. He is ...Read more Comments Off on Memorial Day, A Korean War Remembrance from an Old Friend
One of Reckless’ finest hours came during the Battle of Outpost Vegas in March of 1953. At the time of this battle it was written that, “The savagery of the battle for the so-called Nevada Complex has never been equaled in Marine Corps history.” This particular battle “was to ...Read more Comments Off on Sgt. Reckless: A Horse of a Different Breed
The “Cold War”Korean War aka The Forgotten War June 1950 – July 1953 “Wedged between America’s biggest war, World War II, and Vietnam, our longest war, Korea sometimes gets overlooked. That’s unfortunate. Because much needs to be remembered about the conflict that began 50 years ago this June. Even ...Read more Comments Off on Memorial Day Tribute to Korean War Era June 1950 – July 1953 (Part 1)
This horse was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars. But this horse did something more. During the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this ...Read more Comments Off on Sgt Reckless Korean War Vet didn’t horse around.