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#91
The Tailgate / Today in history 6-27
Last post by remrogers - June 27, 2024, 10:35:29 AM
1950
June 27
President Truman orders U.S. forces to Korea

On June 27, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces that he is ordering U.S. air and naval forces to South Korea to aid the democratic nation in repulsing an invasion by communist North Korea. The United States was undertaking the major military operation, he explained, to enforce a United Nations resolution calling for an end to hostilities, and to stem the spread of communism in Asia. In addition to ordering U.S. forces to Korea, Truman also deployed the U.S. 7th Fleet to Formosa (Taiwan) to guard against invasion by communist China and ordered an acceleration of military aid to French forces fighting communist guerrillas in Vietnam.

At the Yalta Conference towards the end of World War II, the United States, the USSR, and Great Britain agreed to divide Korea into two separate occupation zones. The country was split along the 38th parallel, with Soviet forces occupying the northern zone and Americans stationed in the south. In 1947, the United States and Great Britain called for free elections throughout Korea, but the Soviets refused to comply. In May 1948 the Korean Democratic People's Republic—a communist state—was proclaimed in North Korea. In August, the democratic Republic of Korea was established in South Korea. By 1949, both the United States and the USSR had withdrawn the majority of their troops from the Korean Peninsula.

At dawn on June 25, 1950 (June 24 in the United States and Europe), 90,000 communist troops of the North Korean People's Army invaded South Korea across the 38th parallel, catching the Republic of Korea's forces completely off guard and throwing them into a hasty southern retreat. On the afternoon of June 25, the U.N. Security Council met in an emergency session and approved a U.S. resolution calling for an "immediate cessation of hostilities" and the withdrawal of North Korean forces to the 38th parallel. At the time, the USSR was boycotting the Security Council over the U.N.'s refusal to admit the People's Republic of China and so missed its chance to veto this and other crucial U.N. resolutions.

On June 27, President Truman announced to the nation and the world that America would intervene in the Korean conflict in order to prevent the conquest of an independent nation by communism. Truman was suggesting that the USSR was behind the North Korean invasion, and in fact the Soviets had given tacit approval to the invasion, which was carried out with Soviet-made tanks and weapons. Despite the fear that U.S. intervention in Korea might lead to open warfare between the United States and Russia after years of "cold war," Truman's decision was met with overwhelming approval from Congress and the U.S. public. Truman did not ask for a declaration of war, but Congress voted to extend the draft and authorized Truman to call up reservists.

On June 28, the Security Council met again and in the continued absence of the Soviet Union passed a U.S. resolution approving the use of force against North Korea. On June 30, Truman agreed to send U.S. ground forces to Korea, and on July 7 the Security Council recommended that all U.N. forces sent to Korea be put under U.S. command. The next day, General Douglas MacArthur was named commander of all U.N. forces in Korea.

In the opening months of the war, the U.S.-led U.N. forces rapidly advanced against the North Koreans, but Chinese communist troops entered the fray in October, throwing the Allies into a hasty retreat. In April 1951, Truman relieved MacArthur of his command after he publicly threatened to bomb China in defiance of Truman's stated war policy. Truman feared that an escalation of fighting with China would draw the Soviet Union into the Korean War.

By May 1951, the communists were pushed back to the 38th parallel, and the battle line remained in that vicinity for the remainder of the war. On July 27, 1953, after two years of negotiation, an armistice was signed, ending the war and reestablishing the 1945 division of Korea that still exists today. Approximately 150,000 troops from South Korea, the United States, and participating U.N. nations were killed in the Korean War, and as many as one million South Korean civilians perished. An estimated 800,000 communist soldiers were killed, and more than 200,000 North Korean civilians died.

The original figure of American troops lost—54,246 killed—became controversial when the Pentagon acknowledged in 2000 that all U.S. troops killed around the world during the period of the Korean War were incorporated into that number. For example, any American soldier killed in a car accident anywhere in the world from June 1950 to July 1953 was considered a casualty of the Korean War. If these deaths are subtracted from the 54,000 total, leaving just the Americans who died (from whatever cause) in the Korean theater of operations, the total U.S. dead in the Korean War numbers 36,516.
#92
Firearms / Re: WTH!
Last post by bigben - June 27, 2024, 10:15:28 AM
I was a big fan of nikon stuff for a long time then they went liberal.  When I was a kid everything had tascos on em or silver ring luppys as a buddy used to call em.  So when I could afford it I picked up some nikon scopes to put on my guns and was pleasantly surprised that sighting in every year wasnt needed compared to the junk tascos i had.  Honestly i have a few old tasco/bushnells where the scope was made in japan and they are good scopes.  They dont have all the fancy coatings but I can see how people liked tascos back in the "day" 

After nikon turned liberal I would pick up leupolds at sales or flea markets and put em on a .223 tikka m595 that I know is a .375" gun at 100 yards all day.  Id mount it up bore sight and then do a box test on em.  if they didnt come back I would send them back to leupold.  Got a few nice scopes for 1/2price or lower because people didnt want to take the time to send em back.  Two of them got new updated lens in and they only cost me 100$ and shipping one way.  But it is hard to find those odd sized scopes.  the 1-4x is one I have been wanting for my 45/70  and a 2-7x32 for a few reasons.  The vortex stuff I do have I am happy with.  So far it is only binoculars.  Dad has a few scopes and they seem to hold up fine. 
#93
The Tailgate / Re: Jim, Do you have flooding?
Last post by nastygunz - June 27, 2024, 09:33:53 AM
I had to look up that driftless thing, pretty interesting. We have enough drift up here for every state in the country :wink:  :biggrin:
#94
Firearms / Re: Slug barrel...
Last post by nastygunz - June 27, 2024, 09:30:37 AM
Well I called them again and blasted them out about selling me a dangerous defective barrel long story short it's on its way back to them and they paid for the shipping  :yoyo:
#95
The Tailgate / Re: Jim, Do you have flooding?
Last post by Hawks Feather - June 27, 2024, 09:29:27 AM
Glad to hear that you are on the high ground. Stay safe.
#96
Firearms / Re: WTH!
Last post by nastygunz - June 27, 2024, 09:27:35 AM
Lol, I buy most of my stuff online now better prices and variety and don't have to go into the big box stores. The prices in the local gun shops around here are sky high. I have my gun and my scope and my base and rings sitting on my work table for a week now and have yet to mount it up. I will get it done before Frost hits hopefully. I like that little Bushnell banner 1.5 x 4.5 scope I got, $85.00

I have Centerpoint scopes on my .22 semi and .17 HMR, I have never had a problem with them and I have been using them for quite a few years. I have been liking red dots and reflex sites lately also. I like the Sightmark Wolverine red dots because they use AA batteries instead of those little coin type batteries and have insane battery life. Checkout Meadow Creek Mounts, they make a cool mount for shotguns with vent ribs so you can mount a red dot or reflex site directly on the vent rib no drilling or tapping required. I am going to put one on my crow hunting shotgun this year and try it out.
#97
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Biggie Biggs.
Last post by nastygunz - June 27, 2024, 09:13:16 AM
He would find himself in a gunfight real quick 😉
#98
Firearms / Re: WTH!
Last post by bigben - June 27, 2024, 06:40:24 AM
So to add onto this.  Nasty got me wanting to buy a new scope for this gun.  Just so happens I have a gift card from sportsmens warehouse my boss gave me.  I had to go there to pick up a facebook marketplace find anyhow so I figured I would pick up the scope then.  I actually believed it would be in stock.  Got there looked around and the only one they had in stock was the rimfire one and a scout rifle version.  Im pretty much convinced after holding both from the weight and build quality that the only difference is that the parallax setting is at 50 instead of 100.  But my brain to justify it is to get one that will handle a rifle recoil as well because if i do not like it on this gun I could put it on my 30/30 trapper or something else.  The salesmen said it wont handle a rifle recoil as its a rimfire scope.  I also looked around for .410 ammo for hunting as my game shells are dwindling.  No dice.  60$ turkey shells and slugs was all they had so I walked out without the scope or any ammo gift card still in hand. 

The following day I had an archery competition up in coal country.  Which is right close to cabelas.  I figured I would stop in and check it out if they had one pick it up.  After finding out they no longer have an in house bargain bin I walked over to firearms to see if they had a scope or ammo.  After finding out no scope under 400$ would grace cabelas cases I looked for .410 shells.  I was also looking for a box of game loads in 12ga as well because I got my family side x side fox mod b savage back in business and I would like to take a few squirrels with said gun as well.  Well they had pretty much everything but what I was looking for.  I ended up buying a box of 3" mag .410 shells with 7 shot.  and a box of 2 3/4" 7 shot light game loads for the 12 ga.  I checked out the used gun rack and seen a really sweet 20 ga savage 311 which is pretty close to the 12 fox mod b i have.  Savage actually bought the fox name to boost their sales and get their 311 moving along.  but thats a whole nother story for another day.

I still need to order that scope.  I got some cold sore throat thing last week and have been pushing through getting better or I prob would have ordered it last week.  Maybe this weekend I will grab the combo gun and get the triggers flushed and shooting a little crisper.  I still loath walking into any big box store to buy anything.  I feel like the salesmen are morons and Id rather order online.  The wife tells me I am turning into an old crumudgeon   
#99
Firearms / Re: Slug barrel...
Last post by FinsnFur - June 26, 2024, 09:25:20 PM
Yah startlingly :doh2:
#100
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Biggie Biggs.
Last post by FinsnFur - June 26, 2024, 09:24:02 PM
Can you image that sumbitch coming in that window :nono: