The Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, 49 Detachment Alpha, is leaving Robins Air Force Base and will consolidate with its sister unit, Detachment B, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
We read so much about World War II and Vietnam, but the Korean War has been largely forgotten. Indeed, it is often called “The Forgotten War.” Perhaps coming so soon after WWII, the public did not want to know much about it. It was a brutal war. According to Pentagon statistics, there were 33,651 battle deaths, 3,262 non-battle deaths, and 8,176 listed as missing.
Memorial Day weekend brings thousands of visitors to Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia. About 14,000 veterans killed in action, missing in action or who died while on active duty are buried at Anderson, according to cemetery administrator Charles Barr. That includes 12,920 who died during the Civil War while imprisoned at Andersonville and 1,000 prisoners who died after the war.