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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Caldron of Hell: The Battle of the Crater

After a month of toiling underground, the soldiers of Union Colonel Henry Pleasants’ 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment were ready to unleash a fiery surprise against the well-entrenched Confederate defenders of Petersburg, Virginia. Roughly 150 yards from a section in the center of the Union line at Petersburg was a salient in the Rebel line, where a stout redoubt had been built on high ground. “We could blow that damn fort out of existence if we could run a mine shaft under it,” vowed one of the men in Pleasants’ regiment, an outfit that contained many coal miners. After digging a tunnel more than 500 feet long under the Confederate line and packing it with eight thousand pounds

1969 Moon Landing: One Giant Leap For Mankind

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued one of the most daunting challenges in human history to the National Aeronautic and Space Administration: “I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.” Eight years later, that daring dream was fulfilled on July 20, 1969 as American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the moon. After Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, Armstrong, Aldrin, and a third astronaut, Michael Collins, traveled nearly 250,000 miles in 76 hours “through the vast emptines

The Fight for our Heroes - Part IV

If you haven't already, please read the Fight for our Heroes Parts One, Two, and Three before diving into this entry. Among the pantheon of immortal American heroes, Ulysses S. Grant ranks at the very top, standing beside only George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in regard to his contributions to the United States. As his faithful friend and most trusted subordinate during the Civil War, William Tecumseh Sherman put it, “If the name of Washington is allied with the birth of our country, that of Grant is forever identified with its preservation.” Not only did Grant save the nation that Washington founded, but he also did it in a way that the father of America would have admired. U.S. Grant e

The Key is Captured: Ulysses S. Grant and the Conquest of Vicksburg

“Vicksburg is the key,” declared President Abraham Lincoln early in the American Civil War. “The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.” On Saturday, July 4, 1863, the Union finally had that key in hand, courtesy of Major General Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee. On what Grant’s trusted protégé William T. Sherman called, “the best Fourth of July since 1776,” Confederate Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton surrendered the Rebel stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River and its garrison of nearly 30,000 soldiers. Grant’s triumph was one of the most momentous victories of the Civil War and enabled the Union to gain unimpeded control of the ent

The Fight for our Heroes - Part III

If you haven't already, please read The Fight for our Heroes: Parts One and Two before diving into this entry. The desire of George Washington and many of America’s other great founding fathers to eliminate slavery was profound, but as the great scholar Thomas Sowell writes, the “practical question” of how to get rid of the institution “had them baffled.” While there was no easy solution to the slavery question, the founders passed measures that they hoped would put the practice on the path to ultimate extinction. These included the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which prevented the spread of slavery into the Northwest Territory, and the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which took

 

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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