Korea | The Forgotten War

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“ Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” John 15: 13

The Korean War is known as the forgotten war because it didn’t have a traditional ending with a winner and a loser. … Korea remained divided at almost exactly the same place as before the war. 

The men and women who served there weren’t forgotten by their families and friends. They fought and died serving their country. Several years ago I had the privilege, no, the honor to be serving at Reagan National Airport when a Freedom Flight arrived. It was a tribute to the men and women who had served in WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. Who had never been welcomed home with honor. I don’t know who had more tears in their eyes, them or me. To shake hands with these warriors, many in wheelchairs, or hug some of the women who had served, many of them in Korea and Vietnam. I clearly remember meeting a man coming off of the airplane and overhearing him tell the person next to me that he had been a pilot and flew in WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam! 

All I really knew about the Korean war was what I learned from watching MASH on TV. 

As I have learned about the Korean War, there were many warriors who had received the Congressional Medal of honor many of them received their award posthumously. 

These warriors had many things in common most notably, leading the way before their men. Several of them were struck by bullets or shrapnel again and again but they kept going. They weren’t doing it for a medal, they were doing it because it was what they were sent there to do. 

Recently, Ralph Puckett, a first lieutenant during the war, received the Medal of Honor for “acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty, while serving as the Commander, 8th U.S. Army Ranger Company during the period of November 25, and 26, 1950, in Korea,” 

Once he volunteered for the mission to lead 51 special forces warriors on a secret mission his words were “dear God, please don’t let me get a bunch of good guys killed.” He put the lives of his men over his own, even to the point of telling them to go and leave him after he had been wounded. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Biden with the President of South Korea at his side.

Personally, I’ll never forget this war again.

Daily Battle Order: What forgotten battle are you fighting Kingdom Man? Perhaps it’s not forgotten at all. You’re not fighting for a medal but right now, in the battles you’re fighting, this could be your Medal of Honor moment. The battle you’re fighting is the one you were sent to do. Keep fighting!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and Courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 2:9

Kingdom Men, we will be mustering at Fredericksburg Battlefield on June 25-26. Friday-Sunday; for those able to participate Saturday only, you will receive the benefits of the TJC Battlefield training. Let’s “PRE-DECIDE” to train together! Make the Victorious Road the only option!

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