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 Path of Bravery: Alexander the Great

Selflessness is the supreme virtue of the true warrior. Bravery is an extension of that supreme virtue. By accepting that the group comes before the individual, the true warrior unhesitatingly rises to perform brave deeds on the battlefield. Whether a common foot soldier or a general with thousands of troops under his command, the true warrior knows only one way, the path of bravery. Alexander the Great was a true warrior and he was a selfless disciple of that noble path. In 336 B.C., Alexander became King of Macedonia at the age of 20. Over the next 13 years, he led his soldiers to countless victories, enriched them with vast treasures, and established the largest empire that the ancient wo

The Virtue of Selflessness: Leonidas and the Spartans at Thermopylae

The great Greek biographer and philosopher Plutarch asked, “Why do the Spartans punish with a fine the warrior who loses his helmet or spear but punish with death the warrior who loses his shield?” His answer, “Because helmet and spear are carried for the protection of the individual alone, but the shield protects every man in the line.” Using this example from the Spartans of ancient Greece, one of the greatest warrior societies ever to walk the earth, Plutarch reveals the ultimate virtue of the warrior: selflessness. As former U.S. Marine and author Steven Pressfield writes in The Warrior Ethos, the true warrior knows in his heart that, “The group comes before the individual.” From the tim

This Is Why We Stand With Vietnam War Veteran and Silver Star Recipient Thomas Giorgi

On the latest episode of This Is Why We Stand on Westchester Talk Radio, I had the honor of interviewing a familiar face, Vietnam War veteran and Silver Star recipient Thomas Giorgi. On his most recent appearance on the program, Giorgi shares his thoughts on what it felt like to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the furious battle that he and his unit were engaged in on July 3, 1966. He also explains how sharing his experiences helped him to heal from the wounds of war. Finally, we discuss the respect owed to our Vietnam veterans and all who have served our great nation.

This Is Why We Stand Interview: Vets Treating Vets With Dr. Michael J. Doria

On the latest episode of This Is Why We Stand on Westchester Talk Radio, I had the honor of interviewing U.S. Coast Guard veteran Dr. Michael J. Doria about his new nonprofit, Vets Treating Vets, a telemental health service exclusively for veterans by veterans. Dr. Doria discusses the mental health challenges in the veteran community and his mission to use his experience as a licensed practitioner in neuropsychology and psychological trauma to help his fellow brothers and sisters in arms. To learn more about Vets Treating Vets, please visit: https://www.neuropsychcps.com/vtv/

A One-Man Army: The Legend of John Basilone

Eight months to the day after the devastating attack at Pearl Harbor, America took a major step forward in the fight against the Japanese Empire. On August 7, 1942, the 18,700-strong Marine Corps 1st Division under Major General Alexander A. Vandegrift conducted the first American amphibious landing of World War II, storming the islands of Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida, which were parts of the Solomon Island chain in the South Pacific. Tulagi and Florida fell quickly to the Marines, but the fight for Guadalcanal descended into a bitter six-month struggle of relentless fighting on land, at sea, and in the air. Both sides poured in reinforcements throughout the campaign, and despite dogged

Damn the Torpedoes! - Rear Admiral David G. Farragut at the Battle of Mobile Bay

“Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!” According to legend, so shouted Union Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut on Friday, August 5, 1864, as he led his flotilla of 14 wooden ships and four ironclad monitors against three Confederate forts and a small Rebel fleet defending the major Southern port of Mobile, Alabama. The Confederates had spread around 180 torpedoes, which is what mines were called at that time, across the entrance to the bay between their two main forts. Farragut’s lead ironclad, U.S.S Tecumseh, struck a torpedo and quickly plunged beneath the water. Shaken by this, the next ship up, the U.S.S. Brooklyn, hesitated at the line of torpedoes, causing the rest of the Union flot

The Virtue of Selflessness: Alexander the Great

The virtue of selflessness lies at the heart of the true warrior. Across battlefields past and present, far and wide, the greatest fighters ever to walk the earth have led by example, showing that, “The group comes before the individual,” as noted by the author Steven Pressfield in The Warrior Ethos. Among many other valuable insights in his book, Pressfield offers three stories from the life of the ancient Macedonian ruler and titan of military conquest and leadership, Alexander the Great, that illuminate how selflessness fuels soldiers and armies. After all, there is a reason why Alexander, who became King of Macedonia at the age of 20 in 336 BC, was able to establish the largest empire th

The Rock of Chickamauga: George H. Thomas

Happy birthday to one of the great and often unsung heroes of American history, George Henry Thomas, born on this day in 1816 at Newsom’s Depot in Southampton County, Virginia. A graduate of West Point, distinguished veteran of the Mexican-American War, and an extremely well rounded soldier and instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, Thomas, like many other Southerners at the outbreak of the Civil War, had a life-changing decision to make. Many skilled military men in the South ultimately resigned their commissions in the U.S. Army to fight for their home states, and although Thomas was offered prominent commissions to serve in the Confederate army, he remained faithful to the Union. Thomas

 

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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