Korean War

General Matthew B. Ridgway and his Greatest Combat Achievement

General Matthew B. Ridgway’s experiences as an airborne commander in Word War 2 provided the mindset and experience he needed to be successful when he assumed command of 8th Army during the Korean War. He took command at a time when the American forces were demoralized and retreating and he infused new life and fighting …

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Sergeant Reckless under fire during the Korean War

That Horse Was A Marine! Staff Sergeant Reckless

Like many others who served in the Korean War, Staff Sergeant Reckless, one of the relatively few females serving in the conflict, had courage to spare and an undiscriminating appetite that appreciated beer, Coca-Cola and scrambled eggs. But before anyone celebrates the forward-thinking military minds of the war who gave females equal status in combat, …

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Ronald M. Sparks - Korean war

Soldier Missing since the Korean War Finally Identified

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. The remains of Army Cpl. Ronald M. Sparks, 19, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, were identified. He will be buried …

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Army Sgt. Harold Sparks

Sgt. Sparks Missing since Korean War Finally Accounted For

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Sgt. Harold Sparks, 21, of Seattle, will be buried June 16 in Kent, Washington. In early November 1950, …

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Memorial for cpt. Meyers

Cpl. Robert Meyers Missing Since Korean War Accounted For

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, Cpl. Robert Meyers, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. U.S. Army Cpl. Robert E. Meyers of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, will be buried Oct. 26, in …

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Divers on Navy tanker Mission San Miguel. (Credits: Tate Wester/NOAA)

WWII Navy Tanker, USNS Mission San Miguel, Discovered

World War II Navy Tanker, USNS Mission San Miguel, has been found by Hawaiian Researchers. The San Miguel served during World War II and the Korean War, receiving numerous commendations for its service. The tanker was built in 1943 by Marinship Corporation, Sausalito, CA. En route to Seattle, she went lost on 8 October 1957, when …

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Pfc. George L. Rights

Two Missing soldiers from Korean War Finally Found

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of two servicemen, who were missing since the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors. The first soldier is Army Cpl. Donald A. Therkelsen, 23, of Chicago. In July 1953, Therkelsen was assigned to …

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