SON STILL SEARCHES FOR FATHER LOST ON HILL 412 IN KOREA

Forehand Family

Forehand Family

For most Americans the Korean War is long over.  However, for Tennessee native Tom Forehand Jr., the war never ended.  You see, his father, Army Master Sergeant Tom Forehand Sr., came up missing in April 1951 on Hill 412 which was overrun by Chinese Communist forces. Tom Jr. has spent most of his life wondering and researching about Hill 412 and the whereabouts of his father.  He is now making 130 pages of his research available to his fellow military history researchers and others interested in the bloody Korean War. Look inside for an excerpt describing the battle of Hill 412 and a link to Forehand’s entire work. Read more…

Posted by combattales - February 15, 2017 at 7:38 pm

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Philippine Insurrection: “Gallant Fight by American Troops”

Few Americans know anything about the Philippine Insurrection or Philippine-American Revolution. Shortly after Spain surrendered ending the Spanish-American War in 1998, fighting broke out after it was made clear that the U.S. would not grant the Philippines, a former Spanish colony, independence. The “insurrection” ended in 1902 with a U.S. victory at a cost of 4,000 American dead and 20,000 rebel casualties. A whopping 500,000 Filipino civilians were also killed according to Military.com. Some insurgents continued guerrilla operations until 1913. Read more…

Posted by combattales - December 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm

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Historic Video: Army horse training during World War I

wooden horsesNearly a quarter million horse and mules were used by the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I. Almost 70,000 of those died in during the War. Although the gasoline automobile had been around since 1892, the horse was still widely used. Read more…

Posted by combattales - August 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm

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Rare video: U.S. Army in World War I

U.S. Army artillerymen in World War I.

U.S. Army artillerymen in World War I.

One hundred years ago the United States of America was watching anxiously while European powers slaughtered each other. In 1917 America would enter World War I and catch the tail end of the worst war the world had experienced up to that time. The U.S. would go on to suffer over 320,000 casualties. Look inside for rare video footage of the U.S. Army in World War I.

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Posted by combattales - August 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

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42nd Infantry Division in Iraq 2004-05

Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, New York National Guard, pay respects to a fallen comrade at a memorial service in Iraq.

Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, New York National Guard, pay respects to a fallen comrade at a memorial service in Iraq.

Often the service of guard and reserve service members is pushed aside by uninformed observers as easy or un-important duty. The 42nd Infantry Division is one of many National Guard and Reserve units that served proudly in Iraq and endured casualties. Look inside for a video detailing the Rainbow Division’s service in Iraq.
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Posted by combattales - July 3, 2015 at 10:26 am

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