Skip to comments.Korean War: Still Praying For These Dead Souls Now And Forever: Chosin... Amen.
Posted on 01/06/2018 3:31:51 AM PST by Djl3668
American bravery, why we fight and God Bless these souls forever especially in this cold.
Who knew Europe would fall to Islam anyway?
And Pastor Arnold Murray now stands in their ranks again.As he did on this side of the veil.
Good Night Chesty Puller, where ever you are, you magnificent son of a b*tch!
bullets didnt win the fight against communism. rock n roll music, jeans, and binkinis did.
I have always found Chosin to be one of the most amazing and terrible incidents in the annals of modern war.
Some of those men in 1944 were fighting in Peleliu, no water, terrible privation, clouds of flies, living in proximity to noxious corpses that couldn’t be buried because the intense close in fighting that was taking place kept them away from getting to many bodies, and those they could reach could not be covered due to the coral rock that composed the island. All this, in a bubbling cauldron that reached as high at 115 degrees.
Unbelievable. Then fast forward six years to December 1950. Many of those same men had been called up from civilian life where they were on “inactive reserve” (I believe, not “active reserve where they had been actively training) hurriedly trained and sent to the Korean Peninsula. There they were encircled, at a 10-1 disadvantage, in snow and ice, with the temperatures as low as 36 degrees below zero, and windchill that took it down to 70 degrees below zero.
Many of these same men had fought at both Peleliu and Chosin...one can only imagine guys saying they were so unlucky they would never gamble again (or perhaps thinking all their bad luck had been used up, so gambling was something they should really engage in!)
I salute those men. That one Marine Division kicked the crap out of those ten Chinese divisions and rendered them combat ineffective...
What fight? Communism is alive and well.
Day is done, gone the sun...
...from the lake, from the hill, from the skys...
All is well, safely rest...
...God is nigh.
both international and national socialist tyrannies need to be constantly battled. But we win over those false ideologies with ideas and example; not bullets.
Free Market Capitalism wins when the forces of enterprise are left free and unregulated. Our current leviathan state wihich consumes 42% of the productive sector is criminal theft. All govt should never cost more than 7% of GDP.
Thank you. Used to sign this in scouts, at the end of our troop meetings. Had forgotten that. Good to be reminded. And during my sojourn with the USNR, we always stopped whatever we were doing whenever we heard Taps, turned to where the flag was being lowered, came to attention and saluted. Thanks, again. God bless you and your family.
with wind chill it was -32 the day I arrived in Seoul.
with wind chill it was -32 the day I left Seoul.
Wonderful people. Great time for the year I spent there.
Hardest working folks in the world.
You never hear much about the 2 battalions of the 31st infantry regiment and the single battalion of the 32nd infantry regiment of the 7th Infantry Division East of the Chosin Reservoir known as Task Force Faith and how they were abandoned East of the reservoir and held of the bulk of the Chinese Forces for 5 days before they were virtually eliminated.
Without task force faiths 5 day delay of the bulk of the Chinese Divisions attacking at Chosin the marines would not have gotten beyond Hagaru-ri.
My Dad was on the West of the Peninsula near Pyong-yang, the Capitol of North Korea, and just south of the Yalu river with the 24th ID of the Eighth Army. Their fight was just as bad and just as cold and just as desperate.
I agree but it never happens. Opressive statist manipulation is perpetual and cumulative.
back in 1912 the state was a mere 7% of GDP the statist manipulations were trivial compared to leviathan wrecking of today.
I think we shoot for 7% as a goal, then go for a fully voluntary state :)
How could they not be?
How could they not be.
Many men is your profession are forced to carry an albatross around their sleeping neck...your gunny had three.
How does a man do that?
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