Tag Archives: Korean War

PUTTING MEMORIAL DAY INTO FOCUS AMID THE BLUR OF A 3-DAY WEEKEND

When Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in 1968, it ultimately transformed three holidays and one day of remembrance – the latter being Memorial Day – into three-day weekends. The underlying reason? Travel, barbecues, picnics, and such all benefit the national, regional, and local economies. It became the unofficial start of the summer tourism […]

A HALL OF FAME CAREER WITH TWO WARS IN BETWEEN: TED WILLIAMS ENLISTED IN THE NAVY 79 YEARS AGO TODAY

Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams, arguably baseball’s greatest hitter of all time, enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve 79 years ago today. Williams, born and raised in San Diego, eventually became one of 37 Baseball Hall of Famers to serve during World War II, while 27 others fought in World War I. Eleven […]

SHINING LIGHT ON CALIFORNIA’S TWO JEWISH MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS AS HANUKKAH BEGINS

With eight days of Hanukkah – the Jewish Festival of Lights – beginning tonight, CalVet would like to salute the memories of the 18 known Jewish Medal of Honor recipients, two of whom were from California.  Their names grace the Medal of Honor Wall at CalVet Headquarters in downtown Sacramento, and their stories are worth […]

70 YEARS AGO TODAY, THE SO-CALLED “FORGOTTEN WAR” BEGAN IN KOREA

Seventy years ago today, 75,000 North Korean soldiers, supplied by the Soviets and aided by the Chinese, bull-rushed across the 38th Parallel into South Korea. They took Seoul within a few days, and the Korean War – soon to be called the “Forgotten War” – commenced on June 25, 1950. Split into two countries when […]

U.S. Marines celebrate 244th birthday here, there, and everywhere Marines serve

Sunday marks the United States Marine Corps’ 244th birthday, and virtually every Marine anywhere in the world will celebrate in some form. The Corps’ heritage and history are drilled into every recruit from the day he or she arrives in boot camp or officer candidate school, said Anthony A. Lopez, Deputy, Communication Strategy and Ops, […]

California Army Cpl. killed in the Korean War to be buried in Long Beach

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,934 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,704 from the Korean War and 1,598 from the Vietnam War. Army Cpl. […]

California Army Pfc. killed in the Korean War to be buried in Hometown

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,975 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,713 from the Korean War and 1,602 from the Vietnam War. Army Corps […]

Army Sergeant First Class and POW killed in Korean War to be buried in California on Veterans Day

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,977 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,716 from the Korean War and 1,602 from the Vietnam War. Army Sgt. […]

California Army Corporal and POW Killed in Korean War to be Buried on POW/MIA Recognition Day

Honoring Our Fallen:  CalVet honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Efforts continue to bring home those who went missing in action, including 72,977 American service members unaccounted for from World War II, 7,716 from the Korean War and 1,602 from the Vietnam War. Army Cpl. […]