Korean War (1950-1953)

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 25,2012

Top 10 News For Veterans-May 25,2012

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!

U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War Identified

U.S. Soldier MIA from Korean War Identified

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.

Brain Secrets of Aging, Memory and Wisdom

Brain Secrets of Aging, Memory and Wisdom

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.

Disappearing Racial Distractions

Disappearing Racial Distractions

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, […]

Veterans Set Adrift

Veterans Set Adrift

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 […]

A Freedom’s Hero – Colonel Ralph Parr

A Freedom’s Hero – Colonel Ralph Parr

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 […]

News of Korean War Suffering Was Distorted And Suppressed

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 and Echoes from Hanoi, Vietnam

 – 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 […]

Objectives of Pakistan’s adversaries remain unaccomplished

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 […]

Korean War Hero to be Recognized Six Decades Later

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.

NKorea, SKorea exchange fire near disputed border – A.P.

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 […]

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