Forgotten Heroes of the Forgotten War
Near Pusan, South Korea in August of 1950, the 27 year old U.S. Marine Captain Francis "Ike" Fenton looks grim as he observes the fate of his company of Marines after learning they are low on ammunition, trying to reestablish radio contact, and 190 of his Marines have been wounded or killed, including his best First Sergeant under his command. Fenton is not a stranger to combat, he had also served in World War ll in the South Pacific; his younger brother and father also served in World War ll. Francis's brother Michael was killed on Okinawa as well. After the making it past the Battle of Pusan, Fenton continued fighting in Korea until the end of the war; he later would serve in Vietnam as well until retiring as a Colonel in 1970, after 29 years of service. Francis's eldest son would also end up serving in the Marines. Francis died in 1998 at the age of 76 as a war hero, he is best remembered at Pusan for saying "Hold at all costs, the only Marines coming off that hill are dead Marines.” Francis Fenton is a true leader and hero that was with his men till the very end of the battle.
Photo taken by Life Magazine photographer David Douglas Duncan.
Spent my Saturday working on a very special project. I’m turning Lauren’s school project she did on Grandad and the Korean War into a gift for his upcoming birthday. Six hours of trying not to cry at the coffee shop with such an amazing story of dedication and service. I can’t wait to get this in the mail and wrap it up!
The F-86F-30-NA Sabre “MiG Mad Marine” flown by Maj. John Glenn (the future astronaut and American senator), pictured likely at Kimpo Air Base in 1953. In Korea, Glenn initially flew an F9F Panther with the Marine Corps’ VMF-311, but in June 1953 was transferred to serve as an exchange pilot with the Air Force’s 21st Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Wing, where he found himself flying the F-86. During the final two months of the war he shot down three MiG-15s.
#June23 What Happened This Day In History.
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**1683 William Penn signs a #friendship treaty with the Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. *1700 Russia gives up its Black Sea fleet as part of a truce with the #OttomanEmpire . **1758 #BritishandHanoverian armies defeat the French at Krefeld in Germany
1760 Austrian forces defeat the Prussians at Landshut, Germany. *1848 A bloody insurrection of workers erupts in Paris. *1863 Confederate forces overwhelm a Union garrison at the Battle of #BrashearCity in Louisiana.
1865 Confederate General Stand Watie surrenders his army at Fort Towson, in the#OklahomaTerritory . **1884 A #Chinese Army defeats the French at #BacLeIndochina .
1885 Former general and president Ulysses S. Grant dies at the age of 63.1902 Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy renew the Triple Alliance for a 12-year duration.
1934 Italy gains the right to #colonize Albania after defeating the country.
1942 Germany’s latest fighter aircraft, a Focke-Wulf 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales. The Fw 190, the first to be captured by the Allies, is piloted by Luftwaffe Oberleutnant Armin Faber, who mistakes the Bristol Channel for the English Channel. [From MHQ—The Quarterly Journal of Military History]1944 In one of the largest air strikes of the war, the U.S. Fifteenth Air Force sends 761 bombers against the oil refineries at Ploiesti, Romania.
1951 Soviet U.N. delegate Jacob Malik proposes cease-fire discussions in the #KoreanWar .1952 The U.S. Air Force bombs power plants on the Yalu River, Korea.
1964 Henry Cabot Lodge resigns as the U.S. envoy to Vietnam and is succeeded by Maxwell Taylor. **1966 Civil Rightsmarchers in Mississippi are dispersed by tear gas.
It was a real honour to spend the day with these British heroes of the Korean War. Nearly 100,000 British soldiers went to Korea to fight, a fact that is not as widely known as it should be 🇰🇷🇬🇧#koreanwarveteran#koreanwar
"North and South Korea agreed to hold temporary reunions in August of families separated by the Korean War, officials said on Friday, a sign of improving ties between the countries. The officials said that 100 older citizens from each country would meet with hundreds of relatives from the other side during three days of gatherings from Aug. 20-26 at the Diamond Mountain resort in North Korea. The reunions, organized by the Red Cross societies of the two Koreas, will include relatives who have not seen each other since they were separated during the chaos of the 1950-1953 Korean War. The meetings provide a rare glimpse of the personal pain that the long political divide has inflicted on families." --- 🇰🇷☮🇰🇵 #asia#korea#southkorea#northkorea#koreanwar#reunion#family#relatives#peace#divide#prayers