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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Battle of Verdun

"What a bloodbath, what horrid images, what a slaughter! Hell cannot be this dreadful.” For men like Albert Joubaire, the Battle of Verdun was a relentless nightmare of carnage and destruction. For ten months, the will of German and French soldiers was tested during the longest battle of the First World War. The Germans had planned their attack to “bleed France white,” but the French relentlessly fought to defend the historic city of Verdun, eventually halting the German advance and recovering their lost territory. By the end of the long struggle, the two sides had suffered some 750,000 casualties. Between 40 and 60 million artillery shells were fired during the battle, leaving Verdun in sha

George Washington: Father of His Country

On February 22, 1732, one of the most extraordinary men in history was born. “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” Those words by Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee perfectly describe the man who gave America its life. George Washington was completely devoted to his country, bearing massive responsibilities and never shying away from his duty. As commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and later, the first American president, Washington’s guiding hand was always there to lead the way. He was truly the “Father of His Country.” George Washington was a proud military man and during the Revolutionary War, he distinguished himself a

Battle of Iwo Jima

In the words of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, “Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.” The relentless 36-day assault to seize the island of Iwo Jima from the Japanese began on February 19, 1945. It involved the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine divisions of the Fifth Amphibious Corps, a total force of some 70,000 men. Evan Andrews of History.com notes this to be “the most Marines ever assembled for a single operation.” Iwo Jima was bitterly defended by nearly 23,000 Japanese army and navy troops. The island’s defenders were entrenched in an elaborate network of caves, dugouts, tunnels and underground instillations, forcing the Americans to fight inch by bloody

Audie Murphy: A Legendary Hero of World War II

On January 26, 1945, Second Lieutenant Audie Murphy cemented his legacy as one of the greatest soldiers in United States military history. In his previous 18 months of combat across Italy and France, the 19-year-old Texan had already earned two Silver Stars and the Distinguished Service Cross. Murphy understood that fighting was about instincts, later writing, “The brain will turn to animal cunning. The job lies directly before us: Destroy and survive.” He would live by those instincts in the fight to come. Audie Murphy photographed in 1948, wearing several of the medals for valor that he earned during the Second World War. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Near the village of Holtzwihr in Eastern

Battle of Eylau

Napoleon Bonaparte possessed one of the greatest military minds that the world has even known, but he was not immune to hardships on the battlefield. In February 1807, the Emperor of the French fought one of his most brutal engagements at the Battle of Eylau. For two days, Napoleon’s Grand Armée faced off against the Russians and Prussians under relentless winter conditions. At fifteen degrees below zero, both sides battered each other and while Napoleon was left in possession of the field, he gained little else. In the battle’s wake, the ground was covered with heaps of frozen corpses. “What a massacre, and without a result,” remarked one of the emperor’s greatest marshals, Michel Ney. Eyla

Battle of Stalingrad

The horrors of war were redefined at the Battle of Stalingrad. Between August 1942 and February 1943, the forces of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union clashed in one of the most decisive battles of the Second World War. For both sides, it was a relentless struggle for survival. By its end, there were nearly two million military and civilian casualties combined. The losses were enormous and the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in southwest Russia was decimated, but for the soldiers of the Red Army, there was no turning back. The defenders of Stalingrad did not break and the Soviets achieved a victory that turned the tide of World War II in favor of the Allies. In June 1941, Adolf Hitler laun

The Stand of the Swiss Guard

In 1506, a small contingent of 150 Swiss soldiers of fortune began serving as papal bodyguards. 512 years later, the Swiss Guard continues to serve as the official watchmen for Vatican City, upholding a proud tradition of defending the pope. The unit’s loyalty was put to the test during an attack on Rome in 1527. When confronted by an overwhelming enemy force, the Swiss Guard made a legendary stand to protect Pope Clement VII. On the morning of May 6, 1527, an army of some 20,000 mercenaries fighting on behalf of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V prepared to storm the capital of Christendom. These men were fresh off a campaign against the League of Cognac, an alliance between King Francis I o

The Vietnam War's Tet Offensive: A Time for Heroes

50 years ago, the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army launched an all-out effort at victory in the Vietnam War. The year was 1968 and it was a time that required heroes to repel communist aggression. Through the tremendous sacrifices made by American and South Vietnamese troops, the Tet Offensive resulted in an overwhelming defeat for the VC and the NVA. Tet is the most important holiday on the Vietnamese calendar. During the Vietnam War, the celebration of the lunar new year had previously been a period of informal truce between North and South Vietnam. Using the holiday to achieve complete surprise, the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army launched a massive offensive in late Januar

 

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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