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37,000 AMERICANS WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

37,000 Americans Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Last Monday, July 27, was the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The day passed with little or no fanfare regarding the Armistice, or the 37,000 Americans who lost their lives so the Armistice could be signed. The major […]

August 1st, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

VIETNAM THE FACTS

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON PH.D. After I had been in country for several months I was convinced that the enemy did not have a bullet with my name on it. What I had failed to take into account was the enemy had lots of bullets addressed “To whom it may concern”. It was July 27th […]

July 25th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. This article is a little different than the usual ones you see here. It is from the letters to the editor section of a Sun City newspaper. It should remind you that freedom, is not free. Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that […]

July 18th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. This article is a little different than the usual ones you see here. It is from the letters to the editor section of a Sun City newspaper. It should remind you that freedom, is not free. Luke AFB is west of Phoenix and is rapidly being surrounded by civilization that […]

July 18th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Vincent R. Capodanno - "GRUNT PADRE"

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. If you have never visited Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, you have missed visiting a truly inspirational place. In my six plus decades on this planet I have visited many beautiful chapels. The Semper Fidelis Chapel holds its own with […]

July 11th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

4th of July

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. One would initially think that a 4th of July speech would be an easy one. After all, it's a national holiday, a family day and there's usually a great picnic somewhere with hotdogs and watermelon and at least one three-legged race or softball game. For a veteran such as myself, […]

July 4th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Frankie Zoly Molnar S/SGT U.S.A. - SELFLESS DISPLAY OF GALLANTRY

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 […]

June 29th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

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

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 […]

June 19th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

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

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 […]

June 14th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Remembering D-Day - June 6 1944

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: […]

June 6th, 2015 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

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