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  • The Recovery of USMC Captain Alexander Bonnyman's remains at Tarawa

    02/12/2019 2:20:57 PM PST · by robowombat · 14 replies
    MC ^ | July 15, 2018
    Don’t Let Anyone Tell You that We Never Leave a Fallen Comrade Behind, There’s Too Much Proof Otherwise July 15, 2018 Alexander "Sandy" Bonnyman, USMC - (left) a painting (not included) not long after being commissioned as a 2LT - (right) Bonnyman's remains approximately 75 years later found on Tarawa Atoll in the South Pacific The Battle of Tarawa was a battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II fought on 20–23 November 1943. It took place at the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, and was part of Operation Galvanic, the U.S. invasion of the Gilberts. It’s estimated...
  • Ready for another TET 68 birthday tomorrow ?

    01/30/2019 10:23:43 AM PST · by redcatcherb412 · 28 replies
    51 years old, how time flies. For all you TETvets on here that had a memorable night January 31st 1968.
  • Nomadic DAV needs some techy info

    11/27/2018 10:23:02 PM PST · by CIBvet · 17 replies
    My question | CIBVet
    Hope this is the right spot to ask this question ..
  • USS Forrestal July 29, 1967; North Vietnam; (RVAH 11)

    11/11/2018 4:22:15 AM PST · by Revski · 10 replies
    My Youtube videos, o7jimmy. ^ | 11/11/2018 | Revski
    The USS Forrestal is scraped but the memory is forever of the sacrifices made.
  • Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories

    10/14/2018 11:53:42 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 20, 2018 | MICHAEL E. RUANE
    <p>The bullet probably hit the Union soldier as he was fleeing. It may have struck his cartridge box first, which sent it tumbling through the muscle of his right buttock, broke his right leg and buried itself sideways in his thigh bone just below the hip.</p>
  • To Do My Duty'

    10/09/2018 10:04:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Naval History Magazine ^ | Aug 2010 | Kathleen Williams
    To Do My Duty' What motivated American servicemen to put their lives on the line in distant World War II battles ? A military historian set out to discover the answer by learning about her own father, who was mortally wounded on Saipan. One of the seldom-examined costs of war is its effect on the children of those who die in battle. I am one of those children, but until recently I never thought of myself as part of a larger story. Initially, this article sprang only from my own need to understand how a flat-footed, malaria-ridden, color-blind young lawyer...

    09/20/2018 2:22:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Soldiers Magazine ^ | 15 January 2016
    CH’ONGCH’ON RIVER RUNNING THE ‘GAUNTLET’ 15 January 2016 Soldiers fight through some of the Army’s darkest days in the Korean War Sick to their stomachs with dread, with the screams of the wounded and dying and the grim staccato of mortars and gunfire echoing all around them, Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division prepared to run the Gauntlet, a six-mile stretch of hell leading out of Kunu-ri, North Korea, Nov. 30, 1950. Chinese soldiers lined the mountains above the narrow road, picking off Soldiers and destroying tanks and other vehicles. Ruined equipment blocked the already-clogged road, making it nearly impassable...
  • Battle of Unsan: Chinese Ambush

    09/20/2018 1:53:52 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    SOF ^ | Nov 3, 2017
    Holocaust survivor, Korean War hero and Medal of Honor recipient Tibor Rubin died of natural causes, Dec. 5, 2015. Rubin served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there, Sept. 23, 2005. In Korea, at the end of October 1950, thousands of Chinese troops were laying in wait. Masters of camouflage, they blended into the brush and burned fires to produce smoke to mask their movements. When Soldiers of the 8th Cavalry Regiment were stretched before them like sitting ducks, the Chinese swarmed in. “The whole mountain let loose,” Rubin recalled...
  • Veterans can now file class-action lawsuits against VA

    08/27/2018 8:00:50 PM PDT · by PROCON · 11 replies | August 24, 2018 | Leo Shane III
    Link only.
  • First World War battlefield in Verdun still a danger

    08/07/2018 4:43:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 98 replies
    ITV REPORT ^ | 7 August 2018 at 5:50pm | ITV News Europe Editor James Mates
    First World War battlefield in Verdun still a danger with thousands of exploded shells 100 years on Nearly 100 years since the end of the First World War and there are still areas of France unsafe to be visited because of unexploded shells. Some 300,000 soldiers were killed in the Battle of Verdun between France and Germany from February to December 1916. During the onslaught, around six million shells - including many containing mustard gas - were fired by the opposing sides. One million of those failed to explode. Dozens of unexploded shells are unearthed every day. At the end...
  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will play Pioneers at Dunn Field Saturday at 7 p.m.

    07/21/2018 10:41:54 AM PDT · by Chode · 9 replies ^ | 7/21/2018 | Charles Haeffner
    Members of the softball team relax at the Hrynko home overlooking Seneca Lake.   Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will play Pioneers at Dunn Field Saturday at 7 p.m.Watkins Glen High School 2004 graduate Desiree Ellison (right) is Executive Director of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, which travels the country playing games against established squads while raising money through donations to help fund an annual Kids' Camp for children with amputations and their parents -- an effort to show the kids that what has happened to them is something they can overcome as the players have; that they are...
  • 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...
  • Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

    06/17/2018 8:09:54 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    AP via The Times of India ^ | Jun 17, 2018, 20:30 IST
    CHICAGO: Not long after her father went missing during the Korean War, Carol Elkin spotted then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower in downtown Chicago and did what any kid might do when coming face to face with the nation's most famous soldier: She asked him to bring her dad home. On Tuesday, the now 76-year-old Elkin will be at Arlington National Cemetery to bury the remains of Army Maj. Stephen Uurtamo, nearly seven decades after he was taken prisoner by the Chinese and died.
  • Memorial Day 2018

    05/28/2018 4:15:58 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 9 replies
    Self | May 8 2018 | Self
    Remembering the Vets who gave their lives in training to go to war.
  • Friendly Fire

    05/27/2018 9:45:05 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 4 replies
    Project ^ | May 27, 2018 | Donald J. Taylor
    Sergeant First Class Arno J. Voigt was killed by friendly fire near Khe Sanh, Republic of Vietnam on June 4, 1970, and like all friendly fire accidents it was one of those things that shouldn’t have happened but did. A Pink Team consisting of an OH-6 Cayuse Light Observation Helicopter (Loach) and three AH-1G Cobra Gun Ships from the 2d Squadron 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division mistook Arno Voigt and a company of ARVN Airborne Rangers for a company of NVA and fired on them, killing Arno Voigt along with two Rangers and wounding an additional twenty Rangers. This is...
  • Jacksonville business asked to take down military flags

    04/17/2018 9:47:04 PM PDT · by jonascord · 48 replies
    WABC TV ^ | April 17, 2018 03:06PM | Staff
    The mayor of Jacksonville has responded to growing outrage after Jaguar Power Sports was issued a warning citation for their patriotic rooftop flag display. Store employees say the incident also involved mistreatment of a veteran....snip...On Monday, Melinda Power, a city of Jacksonville inspector, issued a warning citation for the display, saying the military flags were in violation of city code. She entered the store accompanied by her supervisor.
  • VA Reforms Removed from Massive Spending Bill

    03/22/2018 4:00:54 AM PDT · by Makana · 45 replies
    Stars and Stripes 22 Mar 2018 ^ | 22 Mar 2018 | Nikki Wentling
    WASHINGTON -- A deal collapsed Wednesday to include multiple Department of Veterans Affairs reforms in a spending bill that Congress formulated to prevent a government shutdown. Earlier this week, the bill was set to contain a measure to overhaul the VA Choice program, which veterans use to access private-sector medical care. A deal reached between key House and Senate lawmakers on VA oversight also included an expansion of benefits for veteran caregivers, as well as a plan to initiate a systematic review of VA infrastructure, with the intention of disposing of aging and underused facilities nationwide.
  • The Attack

    03/15/2018 11:23:46 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 57 replies
    This is the continuation of my first story The DarkI posted a couple of days ago. These events took place in April, 1967.
  • The Dark

    03/13/2018 1:03:37 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 113 replies
    Some of you asked me to write some more about my experiences all those years ago. This one is about a close call and my memories of it.
  • TBI Treatment at last MAYBE!!!

    03/09/2018 9:38:41 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    New Study Discovers Near-Infrared Light Therapy (NILT) Effectively Treats Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patients Do any of our BROTHER Vets who have TBI KNOW about this? WELL, The VA claims they do and are using it to treat some of our BROTHERs. Well, I'm a VET with TBI and the VA has never told me or treatwd me!