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 Waterloo

On Sunday, June 18, 1815, three great armies converged near the Belgian village of Waterloo to fight a battle that would determine the fate of Europe’s future. Standing at one end of the battlefield were the French under Napoleon Bonaparte, a military mastermind whose leadership had allowed his nation to dominate Europe. During his reign as Emperor of the French, many leaders and armies had crumbled before Napoleon, but there was one enemy he had never met and whom he had never defeated, the Duke of Wellington. At the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington led a British-Dutch army, containing British, Dutch, Belgian, and German troops, against Napoleon. The Duke was not alone. After rele

First Battle of Bull Run

The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of First Manassas, was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. Fought on Sunday, July 21, 1861, Union Brigadier General Irvin McDowell led around 35,000 troops against the principal Confederate army of approximately 20,000 men, which lay at and around Manassas Junction, some twenty-five miles from Washington, behind a meandering little river known as Bull Run. The Union attack on that scorching hot day achieved initial success against Brigadier General P. G. T. Beauregard’s forces, but the arrival of most of General Joseph E. Johnston’s army from the Shenandoah Valley helped to turn the tide in favor of the Confederacy. Wh

General Meade: The Man That the Army of the Potomac Needed

The Army of the Potomac had soldiers who could fight as well as any Confederate in General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, but it lacked the right man at the top. After squandering his tactical advantage and failing to maximize his numerical superiority against Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville, it was clear that Major General Joseph Hooker was not the man. With momentum on his side, Lee decided to carry the war into Pennsylvania. If his invincible troops could crush the Army of the Potomac on Northern soil, “the war will be over and we shall achieve the recognition of our independence,” said Lee. As Lee’s army moved north, General Hooker complained that the enemy outnumbered

A Glorious Fourth of July

On July 4, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln stood at a White House balcony and told a crowd of hopeful Americans that the “gigantic Rebellion” had been dealt a severe blow. On that sacred day which all Americans revere, news had reached Washington revealing that the Army of the Potomac had beaten Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Gettysburg. It was not only at the crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that the Union had triumphed. On July 4, the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant. For those fighting to re-establish the Union and to extend freedom to all, it was truly a “glorious Fourth” of July. Where so many

Battle of Gettysburg: Pickett’s Charge

General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia entered the Battle of Gettysburg at the height of its power. “There never were such men in an army before,” wrote Lee. “They will go anywhere and do anything if properly led.” After two days of fighting around the crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Lee’s army had come close to winning its greatest glory. The Army of the Potomac had valiantly resisted the Army of Northern Virginia’s best efforts, but with one more push, Lee believed that his invincible troops would finish the job, just like they had always done. General Lee had come to Pennsylvania in quest of a decisive victory. On July 3, 1863, he was determined to achieve it. Lee

The Charge of the 1st Minnesota at the Battle of Gettysburg

On July 2, 1863, the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia were locked in a great power struggle on the fields around the crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. As the sun was setting on that bloody day, the fight was far from over. The Union had overcome a crisis by funneling enough troops to stabilize the left of its line, but another emergency was quickly developing. Because so many troops had been moved, the whole area between the Round Tops and Major General Winfield S. Hancock’s position on the upper end of Cemetery Ridge was a no man’s land. As Hancock rode along the line, an Alabama brigade of 1,500 men emerged from a thicket 300 yards away and were streaming to

The Iron Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg

On the morning of July 1, 1863, the Iron Brigade of the West marched towards the crossroads town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Distinguished by their tall black felt hats, the Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan soldiers of the Iron Brigade were some of the stoutest fighters in the Army of the Potomac. Everyone who saw these Western troops in action knew that they were a force to be reckoned with. After watching them fight at South Mountain, General George B. McClellan claims that he professed that these Westerners “must be made of iron!” No matter what problems befell the Army of the Potomac as the war progressed, the reputation of the Iron Brigade was never in doubt. The Battle of Gettysburg w

 

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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