One moment you're an army riding high, winning the greatest war of all time. A few short years later, you're having big troubles in the field. Some thoughts on the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War.
Kenneth Shadrick, the first American solider killed on the ground in the Korean War 50 years ago, was there because someone stole his football uniform.
How daredevil U.S. Navy pilots used smarts and pluck—and a clutch of old torpedoes—to end an early stalemate during the Korean War.
The Summer 2010 issue of MHQ features articles about looted art throughout history, the bombing of Guernica, the Battle of Antietam, U.S Navy in the Korean War, the Emperor Julian, and the O'Brien brothers during the American War of Independence.
After the elegantly executed Inchon landings, the U.S. Marines faced bloodied but unbowed North Korean forces that dug in to protect Kimpo Airfield and South Korea’s former capital.
A Vietnam magazine interview with Col. Lewis L. Millett, who served in two armies and three wars and was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading a bayonet charge in the Korean War.
Photographs from Koje-do Prison Camp, Korea, 1951-1953.
In 1950 Lieutenant General Walton "Johnnie" Walker ran the brilliant defense of the Pusan Perimeter, which saved South Korea and invented a whole new doctrine for the U.S. Army
Americans learned a hard lesson when North Korean prisoners took over their compound-and kidnapped a general.
The Douglas AD Skyraider wasn't pretty, but its pilots and maintenance crews dubbed it the Able Dog because of its handling and dependability. Some still regard it as "the best airplane ever made for close-in attack."
In the Korean War's air battles between Sabre and MiG jets, American pilots often crossed a forbdden line, the Yalu River.
Following the Japanese surrender ending World War II on September 2, 1945, the U.S. Army was reduced to just 10 divisions, with four of them, the 7th, 24th and 25th Infantry divisions and the 1st Cavalry...
Colonel Harold Fischer survived two years in a Chinese prison camp after getting shot down over Manchuria.
Interview by Bob Bergin
Captain James Jabara became the first American ace in Korea when he turned his fifth MiG into a 'whirl of fire'...and he had only just begun. Before he was done, he would record 15 'kills.'
Two North Korean divisions tried to force their way through the valley north of Tabu-dong, but it was their American and South Korean opponents who displayed remarkable cooperation.
By Uzal W. Ent