Wednesday, December 1, 2010

History via DoD

Interesting bit of history:

11/30/2010 - A U.S. Soldier assigned to the 2nd Engineer Battalion burns the battalion colors Nov. 30, 2010, during a ceremony at Camp Deh Dadi II, Afghanistan, commemorating the battalion’s actions on Nov. 30, 1950, during the Korean War battle of Kunu-Ri. During the battle, which led to the loss of more than 70 percent of the battalion’s men, the battalion commander ordered that the battalion’s flag be burned to prevent its capture as the engineers were overrun by Chinese forces. (DoD Photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Michael B. Watkins, US Navy/Released)

And... history in the making?

11/30/2010 - U.S. Sailors position aircraft on the flight deck during flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Nov. 30, 2010. George Washington was in the Korean peninsula to participate in a training exercise that reinforces U.S. commitment to Korea and regional partners in the Western Pacific. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David A. Cox, U.S. Navy/Released)

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