They were at the wrong place at the wrong time naturally they became heroes— George Lucas
Grateful Korean War quotations
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
East Asia has prospered since the end of the Vietnam War, and Northeast Asia has prospered since the end of the Korean War in a way that seems unimaginable when you think of the history of the first half of the century.
I will defend Korea as I would my own country-just as I would California.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
When I was still in my psychiatric residency training in New York City, I was subjected to the doctor draft of that time, during the early fifties, at the time of the Korean War.
He wanted to know what assurance we could give the American people that we aren't getting the tar licked out of us by the North Korean army. It has never happened to us. It won't happen this time.
I got called back into the Navy during the Korean War.
Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war.
The Korean war has always been an unpopular war among the American people.
All of my high school male teachers were WWII and/or Korean War veterans.
They taught my brothers and me the value of service to our country and reinforced what our dad had shown us about the meaning of service.
I wanted to do what Marilyn Monroe did (during the Korean War), when she went and just set up a stage and did a concert for the troops all by herself. It's so amazing seeing that one woman just going somewhere, this beautiful sex kitten, who's basically a pinup, which is what I've always aspired to be.
Be selective in your battles, don't make every problem a war.
Get the hell out of my way!
Well, we ought to make clear to everybody that the next Korean War, if one were ever to happen, is going to be the last Korean War because it's going to end with a unified peninsula, and it's go to be under Seoul, not Pyongyang.
As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.
It's hard to sleep when your heart is at war with your mind.
With a book called 'Keeping Score,' I really did want to write a book about the Korean War, because I felt that it is the least understood war in the American cultural imagination. So I set out with the idea that Americans didn't know much about the Korean War and that I was going to try to fix a tiny bit of that.
The Korean War has also show quite clearly that in a major conflict manpower is as important as horsepower.
After listening to the radio, I learned what the North Korean government had been telling us about the war was not true. This myth allowed the North to hold the South responsible for the war.
The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes.
I remember the Korean War very well. And I remember the soldiers who were POWs who supposedly were "brainwashed," quote, unquote, who gave in, so to speak. And when they came back, they were treated like pariahs and traitors.
In 1953, after the armistice ending the Korean War, South Korea lay in ruins.
President Eisenhower was eager to put an end to hostilities that had left his predecessor deeply unpopular, and the war ended in an uneasy stalemate.
When the Korean economy was just trying to get back on its feet after the war, having parks was a luxury
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
As a Korean War Veteran I know too well the troubling nature of war.
This is why I will always support a diplomatic answer before military intervention.
We've made some mistakes in this country in times past - the Korean conflict proceeding that, some say proceeding the Persian Gulf War, where we were ambiguous as to what we would do.
I was drafted during the Korean War. None of us wanted to go... It was only a couple of years after World War II had ended. We said, 'Wait a second? Didn't we just get through with that?'
Be selective in your battles, dont make every problem a war.
I was an Eisenhower Republican when I started out at 21 because he promised to get us out of the Korean War.
The U.S. military was segregated 'til the Korean War, and the blacks in World War Two were totally segregated.
There is reason to say that negotiations with the North Koreans are not easy, they may not succeed, but they may be a way of getting to where we want to get to, limiting the capability of the North Koreans to do harm to us and our allies without the use of military force and without the risk of a major war in Northeast Asia.
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
Richard Nixon even before becoming president, before meeting Henry Kissinger, he said, "This is ridiculous. Communism is nationalist. The Chinese and Russian and Yugoslav and Cuban and - none of these communists get along, and the Koreans and the Vietnamese, and we can do business with them." And then he opened up to China, and that's when the Cold War started.
I remember when Langston Hughes used to write a column in black newspapers around this character Jesse B. Semple. He always used that as a voice, sometimes in comic ways, of having everyday people's voice come through this common folk hero, who was an ordinary working guy. He would talk about anything from police brutality to the Korean War. Those kinds of expression and identification are no longer prevalent in our popular culture.
My dad was in the Korean War. He got shot seven times. He had seven bullet holes in him. And out of his troop of 35 guys, he was one of nine guys that came back. And when he came back from that he had seven kids in seven years.
The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.
I'd like to see a really good kind of closeted 1950s vampire movies.
The war is over, the Korean war is over, we're happy now, a little bit of Cold War paranoia ya know, and then mix it up a little bit. I just think there are so many avenues that you could do that.
I had a visceral connection to the period [of Korean War].
By visceral I suppose I mean emotional. But every fiction requires so much that is not that so I did a lot of other research and a lot of thinking, a lot of struggling there.
I'd always wanted to write something about the Korean War because of my heritage. My father lost his brother during the war, and I fictionalized that episode, which was told to me very briefly without much detail.
Those who love peace must learn to organize as effectively as those who love war.
The two-war strategy was a product of the cold war, when we had to have the ability to fight the Russians on the plains of Europe and fight the Chinese on the Korean peninsula at the same time. That costs an awful lot of money.
The amphibious landing of U.S. Marines on September 1950 at Inchon, on the west coast of Korea, was one of the most audacious and spectacularly successful amphibious landings in all naval history.
From now on, we're home schooling you.
Whatever we don't know, you don't know. When did the Korean War start? I don't know, and neither do you!
I'm sure the most favorite airplane in my career would still be the Sabre F86 cleft wing , which allowed me to be credited with 2 Russian-built Mig-15 destroyed during the Korean War. Where I was in 1953.
The Philippines was with the U.S. in the Second World War, in the Korean War, in the Vietnam War, and now in the war against terrorism.