Articles by Duane Vachon:

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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A NATION OF HEROES

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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BURIAL IN A NATIONAL CEMETERY

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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ANZAC DAY - Bravery Awards at Gallipoli

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

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Am going to take a break this week from honoring Hoosier Heroes, and indeed American Heroes. Much of my adult life was spent in Australia, more than was spent in Indiana. During my years in there I attended many dawn services and later in the […]

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William Zion USMC Private - HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES, THEY WEAR DOG TAGS

Monday, April 20th, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

  BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Since the Civil War, more than 39 million men and women have answered the call to serve. Of those, 3,440 served with such uncommon valor and extraordinary courage that they were presented with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. 75 of these Medal of Honors were awarded […]

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Allen Walker U.S. Army Private - A PATRIOT FROM PATRIOT

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 in News

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D.   Allen Walker was born in Patriot, Indiana, on January 19, 1866, the son of William and Eveline Walker. He enlisted in the army at Indianapolis in 1884 and served in the Nineteenth United States Infantry Regiment in South Texas. He was discharged at San Antonio in 1889 and promptly reenlisted […]

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Norman Scott Rear Admiral, United States Navy - A BRAVE HOOSIER SAILOR

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Norman Scott was born August 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Appointed to the Naval Academy in 1907, he graduated four years later and received his commission as Ensign in March 1912. During 1911-13, Ensign Scott served in the battleship USS Idaho (BB-24), then served in destroyers and related duty. In December 1917, he was Executive Officer of USS Jacob […]

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William Gordon Windrich Staff Sergeant USMC - A HOOSIER WHO WOULD NOT QUIT

Saturday, March 14th, 2015 in Heroes of the Pacific

    BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. William Gordon Windrich was born May 14, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Herman and Marguerite Windrich. He attended school within the Hammond, Indiana public schools until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps 6 June 1938. At the time of his enlistment he was only 17 years […]

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