DVIDS Story by Maj. Khalid Cannon Facing a wave of enemy Communist forces, and knowing that staying behind to tend to wounded brothers would lead to his capture, Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun disregarded the evacuation order and willingly risked his life to help those in need.
“I was probably 13 the last time I had roller skated, so years ago, and I wasn’t even good then,” the first sergeant chuckled. “Showing up at the first practice was intimidating because some of the girls were so incredible, and I didn’t even have any gear. The girls were so supportive and told me they all started where I was, so to just stick with it.”
North Korea, the DPRK, continues its rhetoric and provocative moves tonight as the Obama administration continues to bolster defenses in the region. The news is coming faster and faster, suggesting that a critical juncture may be approaching. Will there be a war on the Korean peninsula in the next several weeks?
The United States and South Korean militaries began their annual Key Resolve exercise today. Key Resolve was planned for the first time by the Republic of Korea, as part of the preparation for those forces to assume wartime operations control in Dec. 2015. The exercise involves about 10,000 ROK forces and about 3,500 from the U.S. military. Other allied nations, Denmark, United Kingdom, Australia, Colombia and Canada, also have forces participating. Units from the U.S. Navy and Air Force are also conducting exercises in the area. Key Resolve will end March 21.