Category: KOREAN WAR

Outnumbered 25:1, the ‘Glorious Glosters’ Put Up a Heroic Last Stand On Hill 235

Members of the "Glorious Glosters" standing in a line + Military portrait of James Carne

The Battle of Imjin River was a Korean War engagement between UN and Chinese troops. Fought over four days, it saw the last stand of…

Hiroshi Miyamura: The MoH Recipient Who Took On Enemy Troops with a Machine Gun and Bayonet

Todd Neikirk
Dwight Eisenhower shaking Hiroshi Miyamura's hand

During the Second World War, the United States interned several Japanese-Americans. An estimated 120,000 people of Japanese descent were forcibly relocated, most of whom lived…

The Truth Behind Royce Williams’ Legendary Dogfight was Hidden for 50 Years

Todd Neikirk
Grumman F9F Panther in flight + Royce Williams wearing a baseball cap

The years following the Second World War were tricky. While Russia had been an ally to the United States during the conflict, the two frequently…

Korean War Epic ‘Devotion’ Features Authentic Aircraft from the Period

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell as Jesse Brown and Thomas Hudner in 'Devotion'

Actors Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell portray famed naval aviators Jesse L. Brown and Thomas J. Hudner Jr. in the upcoming Korean War film, Devotion.…

Nuclear Weapons Were Almost Deployed During the Korean War

Two commanding officers reading a newspaper announcing the armistice being signed to pause the Korean War

The end of the Second World War ended with a literal bang for the Americans when they forced the Japanese surrender by dropping atomic bombs…

William Speakman Held Back 6,000 Enemy Troops with Beer Bottles in Korea

William Speakman in uniform

24-year-old William Speakman volunteered to serve in the Korean War in 1951. He’d joined the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), attached to the 1st Battalion…

Charles Loring Jr. was a POW in WWII Before Receiving the MoH for His Actions in Korea

Rosemary Giles
Charles Loring Jr. standing with three other airmen

Charles J. Loring Jr. is one of many Medal of Honor recipients. Although he served in the Second World War, he received the honor for…

The Defiant Tanker Who Disobeyed Orders and Saved the Lives of 65 US Rangers in Korea

US infantrymen sitting on top of a tank

The situation for the 8th Ranger Company (Airborne) was looking pretty grim on April 24, 1951. Ordered to move forward to gain intelligence, they soon…

The Things We Do for Friends: The Film ‘Devotion’ Tells the True Story of Jesse L. Brown and Tom Hudner

The incredible true story of Jesse L. Brown, the first African-American aviator to complete the Navy’s basic flight training program, and the comradeship between him…

Clint Eastwood Survived a Plane Crash Into Shark-Infested Waters While Serving in the US Army

Clint Eastwood standing behind a podium + Clint Eastwood dressed in his US Army uniform

Clint Eastwood is arguably one of the most talented and well-known actors in Hollywood. His career spans nearly 70 years and includes a number of…

Close Air-to-Air Combat Made MiG Alley One of the Deadliest Places of the Korean War

Four photos of a Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 in flight

For many US Air Force pilots, one of the most deadly places to battle the enemy during the Korean War was MiG Alley. The site…

‘Bonanza’ Star Dan Blocker Heroically Served His Country During the Korean War

Todd Neikirk
Dan Blocker dressed in Western attire

Bonanza, which ran from 1959-73, was one of America’s favorite television series. At the heart of the show was Eric “Hoss” Cartwright, played by Dan…