Former NFL Player, Imperial Ethiopian Bodyguard, North Korean Defector, UN Official, Peace Activist Unite to Honor Veterans and Hope for Peace at 8th Annual Armistice Day Peace Concert & Vigil
Korean War (1950-1953)
When American soldier Allen Thomas waved goodbye to his twins at an airport in Korea in 1971, he had no idea it would be the last time he would see them.
An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls for military reform—by doing more with less.
‘The Generals’ sees as a decline of American military leadership; it offers an argument about why the wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan have been so long and so frustrating.
Last week! Pay tribute to that special Dad you adore by posting a free message for Father’s Day. Messages received by the May 29 deadline will be printed in the Stars and Stripes newspaper edition of your choice. All messages will appear online. Don’t delay!
An April 19 ceremony in Overland Park, KS, to honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community with Quilts of Valor. Each quilt will have a special patch on it that lists the veteran’s name, military branch and years of service.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
The subject of the brain and how it works or doesn’t work has fascinated me since my own military encounter with an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) and the ensuing TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) I’ve had to live with the rest of my life.
By: Tom Dillman I’m an American, First Cavalry Veteran, born before WWII who served at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), and prior to it being Government Official, much of S.E. Asia. This article will focus on the Korean segment of my service. Korea was—and sometimes still is—a stressful, volatile period in American military history with constant, […]
Found and Contributed to VNN by: Tom Dillman This is next in our series of stories about veteran heroes who survived against the greatest of odds, yet are now caught in a downward spiral of the disastrous U.S. economy and, quite frankly, the fading interest by those who have benefited the most from these men’s […]
Retired F-86 Fighter Jet Thank you Tom Weeks and Ollie Crawford for your welcome contributions and brightness you’ve added to the life of this American hero. Ralph Parr was born in 1924 in Portsmouth, Va. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve on Nov. 4, 1942, and he was accepted into the Aviation Cadet Program […]
Annually America’s warrior tradition is commemorated in major media editorials and op-eds, honoring fallen men and women for reasons not explained.
The U.S. criminal apparatus extreme violations and assaults on human self-dignity and global citizenry decency is unprecedented in documented historical recorded events.
The Korean War, a.k.a. the “Unknown War,” was, in fact, headline news at the time it was being fought(1950-53). Given the Cold War hatreds of the combatants, though, a great deal of the reportage was propaganda, and much of what should have been told was never told. News of the worst atrocities perpetrated against civilians was routinely suppressed and the full story of the horrific suffering of the Korean people—who lost 3-million souls of a total population of 23-million— has yet to be told in full.
– Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam July 23, 2010 Yesterday, I arrived in Vietnam and I was honored to be here to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the normalization of our diplomatic relations. The day before, I was in Seoul, my third visit to Korea as […]
By Asif Haroon Raja The US is the strongest military and economic power of the world but its behavior is amateurish and childish and doesn’t correspond to its stature, strength and capability. After 2nd World War, it never clashed directly with an adversary matching its capabilities but always attacked very weak foes. Like a typical […]
A Northglenn, CO man will soon be presented all the awards he deserves for actions that took place September 21, 1951. Sergeant Leo Slade, 80, a father, twice widowed, and now recognized US Army war hero feels he has lived a good life and now has reason to celebrate with his current crowd of buddies, this time with honor.
The Associated Press is reporting this morning that today the North and South Korean Navies exchanged gunfire in waters marking the western boundaries of their disputed territories. The piece is entitled NKorea, SKorea exchange fire near disputed border . Officially, the Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace agreement so techinically we are […]