Articles by Duane Vachon:


Monday, June 29th, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Have discovered another characteristic that the heroes I write about in these articles share selflessness. I am thinking of selflessness as an adjective, someone who has little or no concern for themselves, especially regarding fame, position, or money and is always more concerned with others wellbeing than their own. Molnar […]

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Master Sergeant Charles Lindwald U.S. Army - IT TOOK 36 YEARS , NOW HE IS HOME

Friday, June 19th, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Recently I was speaking with a friend from LA Porte Indiana who asked me if there were any Medal of Honor recipients from La Porte. I was pretty sure there weren’t any however I did some research and confirmed that was the case. That does not mean there aren’t any […]

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Alfred V. Rascon Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army - LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

Sunday, June 14th, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Rascon was born in Chihuahua, Mexico on September 10, 1945, as the only child of Alfredo and Andrea Rascon. The Rascon family, in search of a better way of life, emigrated to the United States. They settled in Oxnard, California, where Rascon received his primary and secondary education. On August […]

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Remembering D-Day - June 6 1944

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 in Special Features

HONORING D-DAY BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. It was on this day, seventy-one years ago that the greatest invasion the world had ever witnessed began. Rather than write about Heroes from Vietnam I thought it would be appropriate to share the article below to honor the 10000 allies that died on that day. D-Day Remembered: […]

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Sunday, May 31st, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLAN VACHON, PH.D. For the last several months this column has been featuring Medal of Honor recipients from Indiana. Many of those recipients were awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in wars that many of us have forgotten. Aside from the fact that I am a Hoosier by birth I wanted to […]

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Thomas W. Wigle Second Lieutenant U.S. Army - BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. The Greek philosopher Thucydides once said, “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.” Thomas Wigle born on May 18, 1909 at Indianapolis, Indiana. Wigle is one of those who Thucydides […]

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Today we should all be proud to salute the patriotic and selfless men and women who proudly wear the uniforms of our nation's Armed Forces. Each service member, wherever he or she may be, whatever his or her task, contributes directly and importantly to the defense of this great nation. […]

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Roswell Winans First Sergeant USMC - A HOOSIER WHO WOULDN'T QUIT

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 in News

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Roswell was born at Brookville Indiana on December 9th 1887. There must be something in the water at Brookville, aside from being the home town of Roswell Winans, it has also produced 5 Governors and one famous porno actress Hanna Hilton. Not bad for a town with a population of […]

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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. The final resting place for many of the heroes that I have written about over the years are in National Cemeteries. The National Cemetery Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs maintains 131 of the 147 national cemeteries. The Department of the Army maintains two national cemeteries, Arlington […]

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ANZAC DAY - Bravery Awards at Gallipoli

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

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