Read about history and pick a good one out!
2012 – A pair of great earthquakes occur in the Wharton Basin west of Sumatra in Indonesia. The maximum Mercalli intensity of this strike-slip doublet earthquake was VII (Very strong). Ten were killed, twelve were injured, and a non-destructive tsunami was observed on the island of Nias.
"Truman rejected MacArthur's request to attack Chinese supply bases north of the Yalu, but MacArthur promoted his plan to Republican house leader Joseph Martin, who leaked it to the press.
" Truman was gravely concerned further escalation of the war might lead to open conflict with the Soviet Union, which was already supplying weapons and providing warplanes (with Korean markings and Soviet aircrew). Therefore, on April 11, 1951, Truman fired MacArthur from his commands."
( Both of my boot camp drill instructors had been part of the "strategic withdrawal" when the Chinese crossed the Yalu.)
Sixty years after the signing of a truce, it's clear that this conflict set the pattern for multiple American wars to come.
The wars of the last 63 years, ranging from Korea to Vietnam to Afghanistan to Iraq (but excepting Operation Desert Storm, which is an outlier from this pattern) have been marked by:
So how long did you serve and where carl?
Mike, I served from Dec of 1951 to January of 1954. After boot camp, went to Airmen's school. Then was stationed at El Toro Marine base in California for a few months, and then was shipped to Japan where we did engine assembly. Oh darn, didn't quite make it to Korea.
What caused you to sign up?
The Draft Board ! <G>