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 Glorieta Pass: The “Gettysburg of the West”

The Battle of Glorieta Pass was the pivotal engagement of the American Civil War’s westernmost campaign. Fought from March 26-28, 1862, Union forces achieved a crucial victory that turned back the Confederate invasion of New Mexico Territory. Glorieta Pass is commonly referred to as the “Gettysburg of the West.” After resigning his commission in the United States Army, Henry H. Sibley approached Confederate President Jefferson Davis with a plan to capture New Mexico and other parts of the West for the Confederacy. Sibley had previously served as an officer in New Mexico. Now he proposed to lead a mounted force there. Under his strategy, Confederate troops would live off the land, defeat the

Battle of Hampton Roads: Monitor vs. Merrimack

On March 9, 1862, the USS Monitor faced off against the CSS Virginia in history’s first clash between ironclad warships. During the engagement known as the Battle of Hampton Roads, the two vessels competed for supremacy, but cannon balls simply deflected off the iron ships. Both sides claimed victory, but in reality, the two ships fought each other to a standstill. While the duel between the Monitor and the Virginia was inconclusive, it ushered in a new era of naval warfare. The CSS Virginia was originally the USS Merrimack. The 40-gun frigate was launched in 1855 and served as the flagship of America’s Pacific fleet in the late 1850s. In early 1860, the Merrimack was decommissioned for repa

Blackbeard's Final Battle

Over the past 3,000 years, pirates have plundered their way across the seven seas. The stories of these outlaws have often captivated the public’s imagination, but out of all the pirates known to history, Blackbeard remains the most notorious of all. Little is known about the early life of Blackbeard. His real name was most likely Edward Thatch and he is believed to be from the English port of Bristol. While questions remain about his origins, there is no question that during the early-eighteenth century, Blackbeard and other pirates operating out of a fortified base in Nassau, Bahamas, struck fear in the minds of statesmen from the Americas to Europe. In an issue of Smithsonian Magazine, Co

Battle of the Alamo

On the morning of March 6, 1836, some 200 Texian troops made their final stand at the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission located near the present-day city of San Antonio, Texas. After withstanding a 13-day siege, the Texians were ultimately overwhelmed by a vastly superior Mexican force led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Nearly all of the Alamo’s defenders were killed during the fierce struggle. Among the fallen were Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis, who vowed to “never surrender or retreat,” Colonel James Bowie, and the famed frontiersman Davy Crockett. For all Texians engaged in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico, the overwhelming sacrifice made by the Alamo’s garri

America's Road to the Great War

As the Great War raged across the world, many in the United States opposed any American involvement in the brutal conflict. President Woodrow Wilson won reelection using the slogan “He Kept Us Out of War,” but by early 1917, German actions had changed public opinion in the U.S. and it was clear that America could no longer sit on the sidelines. On April 2, 1917, President Wilson abandoned his previous policy of neutrality and asked Congress to declare war against Germany. Four days later, the United States officially entered World War One on the side of the Allies. On February 1, 1917, Germany resumed its policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, allowing their U-boats to torpedo ships regar

 

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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