JOE ARCHINO

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I firmly believe that our first duty as Americans and people of the world is to remember the sacrifices of others. Sports broadcasting gave me my voice. Now, I’m using that voice and all of the skills that I have learned to honor the heroes of history. By eternalizing the stories of these individuals, I hope that I can remind everyone why we should never take anything in this life for granted. As time goes on, this website will serve as a resource for all generations to understand why we must always honor the ultimate symbols of our freedom.   

 

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The Story of America's "Forgotten War"

At dawn on June 25, 1950, 90,000 Communist troops of the North Korean People's Army invaded South Korea across the 38th Parallel. On June 27, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announced that the United States would intervene in the Korean conflict to prevent a Communist takeover of an independent nation. This was the first military action of the Cold War and it must be remembered.

A Lesson About Life From George Washington

This is not the first time that I have written to express my deep admiration for George Washington and it certainly won’t be the last. To me, Washington understood the true meaning of life in a way that few others ever have. He valued service and sacrifice to his country above all else. Washington’s words were uttered in a different time, but they still echo through the pages of history to this day. I am currently well immersed in Ron Chernow’s book, Washington: A Life. This massive biography provides such vivid detail of George Washington’s life and experiences that you gain a true understanding of the father of our country. The book contains abundant examples of Washington’s own words from

George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Little Bighorn

On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and 210 men under his command were annihilated at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Nearly 141 years later, this battle remains one of the most controversial engagements in U.S. history. My video looks back at the military career of Custer and attempts to explain how he was defeated.

June 22, 1944: FDR Signs the G.I. Bill

On June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, commonly known as the G.I. Bill. This historic piece of legislation was designed to compensate American service members for their efforts in World War II. The socioeconomic impact of the G.I. Bill would transform the United States forever. More than 16 million Americans served in World War II. Roosevelt’s administration believed that the G.I. Bill would help these veterans transition back to better civilian lives and help protect the country from falling into another economic depression. FDR also didn't want a repeat of the Bonus March on Washington D.C. that happened back in 1932. The Bonus March or

The Hunt for Pancho Villa: How World War One Averted Conflict Between America and Mexico

Between January and March of 1916, a Mexican revolutionary named Pancho Villa was responsible for the deaths of 33 Americans. On March 15, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson ordered U.S. Brigadier General John J. Pershing to launch an expedition into Mexico to capture or kill Villa. For 11 months, Pershing and 10,000 American troops, including a young George S. Patton hunted him. It was the first time a U.S. military operation involved the use of automobiles and airplanes. Mexico’s government was furious that American forces continued to push further and further into their country in pursuit of Villa. On June 21, 1916, Mexican government troops attacked a detachment of the 10th U.S. Cavalry. In

This Is Why We Stand: Arthur J. Jackson

Arthur J. Jackson will forever be remembered as a “one-man Marine Corps.” Jackson was presented the Medal of Honor for actions in the Battle of Peleliu during the Second World War. He is singlehandedly credited with destroying 12 enemy pillboxes and killing 50 Japanese soldiers. On June 14, 2017, Jackson passed away at the age of 92. His story must be remembered. The Battle of Peleliu began on September 15, 1944 and lasted for two months. Peleliu is a volcanic island that runs only six miles long and two miles wide. Despite those dimensions, a Japanese garrison of more than 10,000 troops offered incredibly stiff resistance to American troops. The Japanese enacted measures such as entrenching

June 17, 1775: The Battle of Bunker Hill

Some landmark moments of the American Revolution took place during the month of June in 1775. On June 14, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to create an “Army of the United Colonies”. The following day, George Washington was assigned to command this army. As these decisions were being made, American militiamen were stationed around the areas of Boston, Massachusetts. On June 17, these forces clashed with British troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill. This early engagement turned into one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War. In early June of 1775, Boston was a city surrounded by unoccupied hills. Whoever controlled these hills would have firm command over the Bos

June 15, 1775: The Most Important Decision In American History Is Made

On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to create an Army that would represent all the colonies of North America. The following day, Congress made the most important decision in American history by naming George Washington as Commander-in-chief of this new army. Part of the commission to Washington reads, “We reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor, conduct, and fidelity, do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you to be General and Commander in chief, of the Army of the United Colonies.” Skip to 7:45 on my video to hear about George Washington and his efforts to build the United States Army during the Revolutionary War. The decisio

The Birth of America's Flag and the United States Army

June 14 is a very special date in American history for two reasons in particular. The first happened on this day in 1775 when the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to establish the United States Army. The second important event came in 1777 when Congress passed another resolution that called for the creation of an official United States flag. Today we commemorate this as Flag Day throughout the nation. Two of the most important symbols of our freedom are our army and our flag. The two have been interconnected since the founding days of our nation. It's important that we understand the origins of who we are and how we got to be where we are today. The key to all of it is George

The Largest Man-Made Explosion Before The Atomic Bomb

2017 is a very special year to commemorate World War I history in the United States and abroad. Just this past April, America reflected on the 100th Anniversary of its entry into "The war to end all wars.” When the U.S. committed its forces to the battlefield in 1917, the conflict had been raging across Europe since 1914. While America’s involvement unquestionably helped lead the Allies to victory in 1918, it’s important that we also remember the stories and sacrifices of our allies. Two months after the United States announced it was entering World War I on behalf of the Allies, British troops, among many others, were bogged down in the trenches of the Western Front. Trench warfare along th

The Story Of The Four Immortal Chaplains Published On War History Online

I'm extremely grateful to War History Online for publishing my article about the Four Immortal Chaplains on their website. After visiting the New York State World War II Memorial, I came across a plaque that told the incredible story of sacrifice performed by four U.S. Army chaplains during World War II. After conducting some additional research, I began to write my publication about the Four Immortal Chaplains. Once I shared the story on my website, I sent an email to War History Online to see if they would be interested in publishing my work for their followers to read. I heard back from them and was in luck. On June 8, 2017, my article was published by War History Online under their Guest

The Ultimate Story Of Sacrifice On D-Day: The Bedford Boys

It has now been 73 years since the Allies conducted the largest amphibious military assault in history. D-Day is the story of collective sacrifices from small towns around the world. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the story of the “Bedford Boys.” On June 6, 1944, Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division made the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day. 34 men from this company were from the small town of Bedford, Virginia. They were among the first waves of troops to land on Omaha Beach. 19 of Bedford’s finest were killed during these initial landings. Another three died later in the invasion. Author Alex Kershaw dedicated a book to the story of these men, titled, The Bedford Bo

The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway

Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The significance of this battle in American history should never be understated. Six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Navy outnumbered the U.S. Pacific Fleet and aimed to finish it off. On June 4, 1942 the Battle of Midway commenced. After four days of battle by sea and air, the United States had achieved a decisive victory. Many historians consider this to be the turning point in the Pacific theatre of World War II. 75 years later, it's important that we remember how America’s Pacific Fleet turned the tide against the Empire of Japan. Anyone who desires to study military history will quickly learn that i

The First Combat Test For Many Americans Was On D-Day

As we are five days from the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, it is important to reflect and consider the emotions of more than 160,000 Allied troops who were tasked with storming the beaches of Normandy, France. They were supported by the largest armada ever assembled, including nearly 5,000 ships and 12,000 allied aircraft. Standing in their way was Germany’s imposing Atlantic Wall, a 50-mile stretch of heavily defended French coastline. Success on D-Day meant that the Allies had secured a vital launching point into Europe to bring Hitler’s Nazi War Machine to its end. It took the Allies years of arduous preparation to ensure the greatest chances of success on D-Day. Winston Churchill said that

 

SERVICE THROUGH SKILL

I will use my skills to help anyone that I can. No one will be forgotten and no place is out of reach. 

HISTORIAN

From a very young age I have understood that my place in this world is the result of sacrifices made by others. My passion for Military history helped to fuel that belief and has been a constant in my life ever since. .

SPORTS BROADCASTER

I have been fortunate enough to have worked for the New York Giants, Madison Square Garden, & ESPN Radio Albany. I have hosted my own sports talk show called, The Sports Vault for over 5 years. These experiences continue to enhance my creative capabilities. 

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Nothing brings me more joy than sharing my mission with others. Whether it's in front of a camera, microphone, or classroom, I am open to every form of communication. .

 

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