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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Ride into Legend: Philip Sheridan at the Battle of Cedar Creek

On the morning of Wednesday, October 19, 1864, Union Major General Philip Sheridan was getting some much-needed rest when he was awoken by a concerned officer at around 7 a.m. The hard-fighting commander had just returned to Winchester, Virginia the previous evening after attending a strategy meeting in Washington D.C. He had hoped to sleep in, but in the midst of his campaign against Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, there was little time for respite. The officer reported that rumbles of artillery fire could be heard off to the south, where Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah was encamped near Cedar Creek. Since a reconnaissance-in-force had been orde

A Promise Kept: The Return of General Douglas MacArthur

The devastating Japanese attack against the American naval base at Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941 was just the beginning of an aggressive onslaught intended to carve out a sprawling empire across the Pacific Ocean. Among Japan’s next targets was the Philippine Islands, which were defended by American and Filipino troops under the command of the legendary General Douglas MacArthur. On December 8, the Japanese unleashed their power and hit the Philippines. Despite the dogged defense offered by MacArthur’s fighters, the strength of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy at the time was simply overwhelming. With the military situation extremely vulnerable and continuing to grow more dire,

Saratoga: Turning Point of the American Revolution

On Friday, October 17, 1777, British General John Burgoyne surrendered his entire army of more than 5,752 troops to American General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, New York. After invading south from Canada into New York, Burgoyne’s force faced the Northern Department of the Continental Army under Gates in two bloody battles nine miles south of the village of Saratoga. Fought on September 19 and October 7, General Benedict Arnold, one of Gates’s subordinates, fearlessly led American troops in combat during both of those clashes, and as one of his soldiers later wrote, proved he was “the very genius of war.” Colonel Daniel Morgan’s elite Virginia riflemen and the Polish engineer, Colonel Thaddeus

A True American Fight: The Battle of Kings Mountain

The late historian Bruce Catton offered a compelling reminder of the harsh divisions that underlined the American Revolution: “For behind the great struggle with the professional armies of Great Britain was the unending struggle between patriot and Loyalist, a civil war just as real and as bitter as the one which broke in 1861.” Long before the blue and the gray battled each other at places like Shiloh and Gettysburg, prior generations of divided Americans fought each other just as ferociously and passionately over their own competing visions for their nation’s future. The intense clashes between Patriots fighting for independence and Loyalists faithfully rallied behind the British Crown had

This Is Why We Stand Radio Show: The Marines, Petey the Paratrooper, Army Football, and More

On the latest episode of This Is Why We Stand on Westchester Talk Radio, I was honored to be joined by U.S. Marine Corps veterans Gail Goodson and Andrea Molina, Vietnam War veteran and author Ronny Ymbras, and Army football reporter Ken Kraetzer. I thank all of these great guests for sharing their wisdom and I hope you enjoy the show! Gail Goodson on her service as a Marine and her work with Hudson Valley Honor Flight. Andrea Molina on her service in the U.S. Marine Corps and her current role as the Director of Veteran Services, Vet2Vet for Westchester County. Vietnam War veteran and author Ronny Ymbras on his new book, Petey the Paratrooper. Army Black Knights Football report with Ken Krae

Rick Rescorla: A Hero on the Battlefield and Beyond

At every stage of life, whether on the battlefield or beyond, the true warrior remains forever guided by the virtue of selflessness. For the true warrior, selflessness means putting the lives of others before your own. The acceptance of this sacred tenet sparks the rise of the true warrior whenever intrepidity is required. On September 11, 2001, a true warrior rose to heroic heights and guided the way forward for over two thousand people during the darkest hour of their lives. That true warrior was Cyril “Rick” Rescorla. Born in Hayle, a seaport on the north coast of Cornwall, England, Rescorla’s military career began with the British Army in 1957. He gained valuable experience as a paratroo

 

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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