Tune in or set your DVR for a significant and sobering series that recounts through eyewitness participation one of the most celebrated battles in U.S. military history.
When the U.S. became involved in the Korean War, the M1 Garand went back into mass production. The "Korean Garand," as it is sometimes referred, had undergone improvements since its World War II days, and once again proved why Gen. George S. Patton called the Garand "the finest battle implement ever devised."
Ian Robertson, a sniper with 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, relayed a story of the Australian SMLE sniper rifle in action during the Korean War.
Put back into production after the outbreak of the Korean War, M1 rifles made by Springfield, International Harvester and Harrington & Richardson in the 1950s were the last of the Garands. Today, they are gaining attention from collectors and shooters alike.
Raymond Hiles, 25, was arrested after being treated for a gunshot wound to the neck. He was shot after breaking into the home of Fred Ricciutti, an 84-year-old Korean War veteran. Ricciutti had been asleep with his wife, who was ill at the time, and heard a noise at about 4:30 a.m.
A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter the Great War, John Moses Browning was ready with a water-cooled, belt-fed machine gun. Adopted as the U.S. Model of 1917, it would serve the “Doughboys” during the closing days of action in France—and even soldier on through the Korean War.