Monday, November 23, 2009

Books, DVDs, CDs about the Korean War which I own

The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
David Halberstam

The Unfinished War: Korea
Bong Lee

Ebb And Flow November 1950---July 1951: United States Army in the Korean War,
Billy C. Mossman

The Korea: The Forgotten War / DVDs

Korean War After Action Reports - Lessons Learned Documents - Battle Assessments CD-ROM
BACM Research

Korean War Field Manuals CD-ROM
BACM Research

Breakout: The Chosin Reservoir Campaign, Korea 1950
Martin Russ

Policy and Direction: The First Year, U. S. Army in the Korean War
James F. Schnabel

America's Tenth Legion: X Corps in Korea, 1950
Shelby L. Stanton

3 US deaths - November 23, 1950

Stanley A Blazewicz
John W Pitts
Benny R Stover

Two of these men were about 19 yo
One of them was 21

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

8 US Deaths November 22, 1950

November 22, 1950 these men died

Capt. Beriger A Anderson - US Air Force
Gerald H Bartholow -  US Army
William H Gish - US Air Force
Cordell Howard - US Army
E Lester Bishop - US Army
W M Mosley - US Army
Charles Van Osdol - US Army
Frank J Wenzel - US Army

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Korean War - First 40 Days

Videos of Korean War
Summer Storm (Pt 1) The Korean War

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

22 Dec 1950 -- Marines 'Could have killed 100,000 more'

by Joe Quinn Syracuse Herald Journal

With U.S. First Marine Division, Korea (UP)

The fighting Leathernecks who killed at least 15,000 Chinese Communists in the Chosin Reservoir area of North Korea said today they could have held all winter and slaughtered another 100,000 Reds if they had not been ordered back.

"We shot up six Chinese divisions and we could have been happy to blast another couple of armies to hell," said Sgt. Bill Gilman of San Francisco.

Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Smith, who led the First Division in its series of battles to Yudam and back, agreed. But he said he favored the strategic withdrawal to the east coast, "all factors in the situation considered."

"We destroyed every Chinese unit with which we came in contact," Smith said. "We went north when so directed, and we went east when ordered to do so.

"We battled the enemy everywhere we went. and we decisively defeated him in every engagement, his overwhelming superiority in numbers notwithstanding."

He said the fighting was just as intense withdrawing east as it was advancing north and west.

Col. Homer L. Litzenberg, of Washington, D.C., whose 7th Regiment led the way in all three direction, said the Marines got their first idea of what they were up against when they moved through Sangtong and headed for the Chosin Reservoir.

"We found the chinese (sic) in front of us and on both our flanks," he said. "A company came down the road four abreast. We hit the column with machine gun fire. For about five minutes they just cam right on, those in the rear walking over their fallen comrades.

"They broke ranks and scattered to ditches on each side of the road. There was a lot of yelling, apparently by their officers and NCO's. Within minutes they had regrouped into that column of fours and continued their march.

"We killed them all."

The marines could have fought back to Hagaru in the matter of hours. But they took all their wounded and every available piece of rolling stock, with the Chineses attacking day and night and took four days.

During this time they "destroyed an overwhelminly superior (enemy) force," Smith said.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

September 1950 -- 79 men from Tennessee die in Korean War

Men who fought in Korea and died in September 1950 (third month of the war)
Names followed by birth years

Elzia R Albright 1931
Paul Tipton Baker 1929
Huville E Bear 1931
Raymond M Bolden 1931
Eldridge Brady 1924
John E Branch 1922
Lewis G Brickell 1931
Elmo R Jr Bridges Jr 1928
Doyle R Brown 1931
Robert M Buckner 1928
Lloyd R Cabe 1927
Dewitt Jr Campbell Jr 1931
Cecil H Canady 1931
Clyde E Cannon 1931
Robert X Carter 1932
Mack D Cavender 1930
Walter W Cherry 1919
Vern R Clark 1919
Leonard J Dishman 1930
Ward A Dobson 1928
William A Dunavant 1912
C Earl Duke 1930
Newt H Floyd 1932
Alvie L Jr Fowler Jr 1926
James L Franklin 1924
William L Garrett 1910
Troy L Gentry 1930
William E Goan 1932
Wiley Julian Jr Grigsby Jr 1925
Charles A Haley 1932
Richard Edward Harris 1924
Marvin H Jr Haynes Jr 1921
James C Hibben 1931
James W Hunter 1931
Oliver Jackson 1926
Dean B Johnson 1930
Sam Jones 1906
Will Killingsworth 1932
Cordell Jr Lee Jr 1928
Arvil Lemons 1931
Stanley R Lowe 1927
Wallace R Lusk 1915
Patrick McDearmon 1914
Charles E Meeks 1921
James L Menatola 1921
Robert E Moorman 1930
Monroe P Murphy 1930
James A Nelson 1933
William Northcutt 1932
William T Osborn 1931
Jack D Parker 1932
Thomas L Payne 1933
Howard A Petty 1918
J B Poland 1928
James T Prueitt 1929
Thomas M Pulley 1932
Joseph R Pursley 1912
James R Richmond 1927
Robert J Ridings 1916
Bobby L Riggs 1930
Robert L Jr Rogers Jr 1932
Samuel E Scott 1923
William E Scott 1929
Joe D Simerly 1931
Samuel Sisco 1930
James T Smith 1928
William Eugene Smith 1930
James H Tanner 1923
Porter W Taylor 1927
J D Thompson 1928
Walter E Jr Thorpe Jr 1930
Robert M Trivett 1922
Martin D Vanoy 1917
William Vermillion 1929
Calvin C Vick 1927
Roy L Whaley 1932
Robert M Whitson 1931
Johnny B Williams 1928
Joe F Wood 1932

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

11 Jan 1951

The Landmark (Statesville, NC)
Reds bringing up a huge army to cut off escape of Eighth Army
American planes are slaughtering thousands of Chinese but they keep coming

**Other stories on same page**
All nine of British nations are advancing a cease-fire proposal(Aim is to stall Truman and avoid open war between U.S. and Red China)

President will issue manpower directive

Washington has ordered fight to finish in Korea


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Removal of US troops from South Korea led to the Korean War

"Most everyone agrees that had the U.S. troops remained, there would have been no war."


By Jack D. Walker