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 Noble Train of Artillery

In less than two months, Colonel Henry Knox and his dedicated band of Patriots moved 60 tons of artillery across lakes and rivers, through ice and snow to Boston, Massachusetts. In the early days of the American Revolution, Knox proved himself to be exactly the kind of soldier that General George Washington and the Continental Army needed. After taking command of American forces in July 1775, General Washington was quickly impressed by the twenty-five-year-old Henry Knox. The young man was clever, determined, and had a knowledge of artillery. As winter approached, Washington’s troops had Boston under siege, but they needed big guns to drive the British out. Earlier that May, Crown forces sur

This Is Why We Stand: Donald W. Evans Jr.

On January 27, 1967, Specialist Four Donald Ward Evans Jr. committed himself to action near the hamlet of Tri Tram, Republic of Vietnam. The 23-year-old Army combat medic’s platoon had not yet been committed to battle, but Evans heeded the calls for medical aid from the wounded men of another platoon, which was heavily engaged against an enemy force. Exposing himself to a withering hail of enemy fire and exploding grenades, Evans charged across 100 meters of open area to reach six wounded comrades. In the midst of the danger, he rendered treatment and offered encouragement to the injured. In separate trips, Evans managed to move the two most seriously wounded soldiers to a more secure positi

This Is Why We Stand: Veteran Interviews

Since November, I’ve had the great honor of hosting This Is Why We Stand for Westchester Talk Radio. The platform has enabled me to speak with many remarkable individuals about their service to our country. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to listen, you will find the two latest episodes of This Is Why We Stand on Westchester Talk Radio below. Episode Two: December 10, 2017. Episode Three: January 13, 2018.

Hallowed Ground

I have walked on hallowed ground. As I envision the great fields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, I hope that our nation will never erase the stories of the men who clashed on the bloodiest battlefield of the American Civil War. During the summer of 1863, three of the most decisive days in American history resulted in as many as 51,000 casualties. Whether Union or Confederate, soldiers across both sides gave the last full measure of devotion for the causes that they believed in. A legendary figure of that battle, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain suspected that future generations of his countrymen would always be drawn to Gettysburg “to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for the

Battle of Cowpens

On January 17, 1781, American troops led by Brigadier General Daniel Morgan achieved an important victory over British forces at the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. The Patriot’s success on the battlefield was a turning point in the Revolutionary War’s southern campaign, helping to reignite the flame of rebellion in the southern colonies. Nine days after the Battle of Cowpens, General Morgan wrote to his friend William Snickers: “I have given [Tarleton] a devil of a whipping.” Morgan’s description of his victory over British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton was accurate. In under an hour, American forces had achieved a total victory. 110 British soldiers were killed, over 40 of whom

This Is Why We Stand: Arthur O. Beyer

Near Arloncourt, Belgium on January 15, 1945, Corporal Arthur Otto Beyer fought with a relentless fury that no enemy opposing the U.S. Army could withstand. Serving with Company C, 603d Tank Destroyer Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge, Beyer embarked on a self-imposed mission that resulted in two destroyed German machine-gun positions, eight enemy combatants killed, and 18 captured prisoners. On that fateful day of combat, Corporal Beyer’s platoon was held up by antitank, machine-gun, and rifle fire from German troops dug in along a ridge about 200 yards to the front. Beyer was a tank-destroyer gunner and fired his 76-mm gun at an enemy machine-gun position. His shot silenced the weap

This Is Why We Stand: Archer T. Gammon

During the Battle of the Bulge, American soldiers made overwhelming sacrifices to thwart Germany’s last major offensive of the Second World War. In some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict, the U.S. Army fought on with legendary resilience. Leading the way on the ground were men like Staff Sergeant Archer T. Gammon, who went above and beyond the call of duty to save his platoon from being decimated. Serving with Company A, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division, near Bastogne, Belgium on January 11, 1945, Gammon and his platoon were advancing through the woods when they were stopped cold by intense enemy fire. Threatening the unit from the left flank was a German Tiger Ro

The U.S. Military's First Female General

Since her childhood days wrapping bandages around the legs of a kitchen table, Anna Mae Violet McCabe Hays aspired to be the best nurse that she could be. The daughter of Salvation Army officers, Hays led a life of service, enlisting in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Her Army career spanned three decades, over which she became the first female general in U.S. military history. On January 7, 2018, Hays passed away at the age of 97. She left behind a remarkable legacy of commitment to her country. Following Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Anna Mae joined the Army Nurse Corps. After completing her training, she was assigned to a military base in Assam, India. For mor

Battle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson was just 13 years old when the British captured him during the American Revolution. The young soldier lost his mother and two brothers during the conflict. Jackson’s experiences led him to believe that he owed “Britain a debt of retaliatory vengeance,” once telling his wife, “should our forces meet I trust I shall pay the debt.” On January 8, 1815, Major General Andrew Jackson received the opportunity that he’d been waiting for. On December 24, 1814, Great Britain and the United States agreed to a peace accord in Ghent, Belgium that effectively ended the War of 1812. Great Britain quickly ratified the Treaty of Ghent, but the document didn’t reach the United States until Febru

This Is Why We Stand: Franklin D. Miller

On January 5, 1970, Franklin D. Miller proved why he was called “an icon to what service in the armed forces is about.” Serving as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army with the 5th Special Forces Group during the Vietnam War, Miller led a seven-man patrol deep into enemy-controlled territory in Laos. From the moment that one of his team members tripped a booby trap, wounding four men and alerting the enemy, S/Sgt. Miller was engaged in the fight of his life. Every man in Miller’s patrol was wounded in the ensuing firefight, including the staff sergeant himself as he was hit in the chest. “I felt like I was being drowned,” Miller later recalled, but there was no quit in him. S/Sgt. Miller origin

Battle of Princeton

On January 3, 1777, the “Winter Patriots” struck another blow against the Crown. At the Battle of Princeton, General George Washington led the Continental Army to victory against British forces, marking the end of a 10-day campaign that Fredrick the Great described as “the most brilliant of any recorded in the annals of military achievements.” Washington’s leadership, along with the sheer resilience of his soldiers, gave new life to the American Cause. Washington’s campaign began on December 25, 1776. On that fateful Christmas night, he ferried his army across the Delaware River to strike at the Hessian Garrison at Trenton, New Jersey. The following day, Washington’s warriors did not disappo

An Unexpected Surrender

During the Second World War, thousands of brave Americans made the ultimate sacrifice to safeguard liberty for people in every corner of the globe. On January 1, 1946, a lone U.S. soldier on the island of Corregidor was on detail for the American Graves Registration. His job was to record the makeshift graves of fellow Americans who had lost their lives fighting the Japanese. Japan formally surrendered to the Allies on September 2, 1945, but news of the capitulation had been made public since August of that year. This massive news managed to evade approximately 20 Japanese soldiers on the island of Corregidor. The group of soldiers was living in an underground tunnel that was built during th

 

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. 

PUBLIC SPEAKER

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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