Category: KOREAN WAR

Korean War: The US Pilot Who Chased a MiG to China To Shoot It Down

James Robinson “Robbie ” Risner was an American military pilot, a double recipient of the Air Force Cross and a hero of the Korean and…

The “Glorious Glosters” Greatest Battle – When 650 Glosters were up against 10,000 Chinese

Glorious Glosters

Unique in all the British Army, the “Glorious Glosters” wear badges on the front and the rear of their berets.  This right was earned in…

How the Soviets Stole an American F-86 Sabre Jet in 1951

During the Korean War (1950 to 1953) America and her allies sided with South Korea, while Russia and China sided with North Korea. Among their…

Ed “Good Entertainer, but a Great Marine” McMahon Flew 85 Combat Missions in Korea

“Here’s Johnny!” That’s a quote probably best remembered from the Stanley Kubrick’s classic, The Shining, pronounced by Jack Nicolson’s character gone mad. But the phrase…

Badly Wounded, Marine Used His Spade To Knock Grenades Back At The Enemy

Hector Cafferatta would describe himself as the world’s worst baseball player, but that didn’t stop him from whacking over a dozen grenades out of the…

Korea: Marine Manned Machinegun Alone – Found Dead Next Morning With Over 200 Dead Enemies Around Him

The history of war is comprised of many occupational specialties necessary for military victory.  Within the culture of Military Service, one would often find rivalries…

Marine horse “Reckless” carried 9000lbs of ammo during one battle in Korea, received 2 purple hearts, and promoted to Staff Sergeant

This is not the story of a pet pony, an amusing tale of a Mr. Ed companion, or even the story of an amusing diversion…

Korea: Marine Manned Machinegun Alone – Found Dead Next Morning With Over 200 Dead Enemies Around Him

The history of war is comprised of many occupational specialties necessary for military victory.  Within the culture of Military Service, one would often find rivalries…

The Soldier Who Earned a Medal of Honor Fighting with an Entrenching Tool and a Distinguished Service Cross Just a few Days Later

It has often been said that you can’t keep a good man down. In the case of Benjamin F. Wilson, the medical personnel trying to…

Refusing To Abandon The Wounded, Chaplain Emil Kapaun Remained Behind to Care for His Men and Died in a Korean POW Camp

He didn’t carry a weapon, he wasn’t there to fight, but that didn’t stop chaplain Emil Kapaun from earning the nation’s highest military honor for…

When He Ran Out of Grenades He Started Throwing Empty Beer Bottles and Earned the Victoria Cross

War tends to favor those with initiative and ingenuity and for Victoria Cross recipient Bill Speakman, he would evidently possess both.  Some might think when…

Probably Only Officer Court Martialed for Desertion Awarded Medal of Honor for Leading Bayonet Charge

Some men were born to fight and so much so that they are not going to let few Army “suggestions” like not deserting your unit…