By Todd DePastino The story about the accidental Tootsie Roll airdrop at the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir ranks among the greatest in American military lore. But it probably isn’t true. Legend has it that during the desperate fight at Chosin, Marines ran out of 60-millimeter mortars, useful for delivering high, arcing fire over
By Bob Harbula Ninety-two-year-old Bob Harbula has shared his story at several Veterans Breakfast Club events and in our podcasts over the years. Historian Patrick K. O’Donnell used Bob’s combat narrative in his excellent book, Give Me Tomorrow: The Korean War's Greatest Untold Story —The Epic Stand of the Marines of George Company (Da Capo
Efforts are underway to fly Great Britain's only Douglas C-54 Skymaster to Germany in 2024 for the 75th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. The Skymaster, serial number 56498, flew in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War before being struck from the list of military aircraft in 1972. Now, the British
Written by Dave Lozier Last year, in our fall 2021 issue of VBC Magazine, we ran a story on the Navy’s phase-out of the venerable Navy peacoat in favor of the “Black Cold Weather Parka.” We received many responses, including this moving story from Army veteran Dave Lozier. Sailors with the
In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we welcome David and Mike Logan to our VBC Happy Hour to talk about their father, B-29 pilot Samuel P. Logan, Jr., who was shot down and captured on September 9, 1950. What happened after that is still a painful mystery these 71 years later.