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Ralph H. Johnson PFC Marine Corps - COMMITMENT & COURAGE

PFC Ralph H. Johnson Marine Corps, Medal of Honor, Vietnam

BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Ralph Henry Johnson was born on January 11, 1949, in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Courtnay Elementary School and Simonton Jr. High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Johnson enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve at Oakland, California on March 23, 1967, and was discharged to enlist in the regular Marine Corps on July 2, 1967. Upon completion […]

September 14th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

George Alan Ingalls Sp 4 U.S. Army - GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN

Sp4c George Alan Ingalls, U.S. Army, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War

  BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  George Alan Ingalls (March 9, 1946 – April 16, 1967) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.   Ingalls joined the Army from Los Angeles, California in 1966  and by April 16, 1967 was serving as a specialist four in […]

September 7th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Scientists Use Mutations to Track Ebola Origins

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola David Nabarro, at the camp in Monrovia Aug. 23, 2014.

Scientists are using mutations of the Ebola virus to track the deadly outbreak's origins. In study published in the journal Science, researchers worked backwards, tracking Ebola's 300 mutations to determine where the illness was first detected and where it has spread. The scientists identified the funeral of a traditional healer in Central Africa as the […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders

Researchers use a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart a region of the brain that’s involved in forming memories.

By Jessica Berman - WASHINGTON—People with cognitive problems - including memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease - may someday be able to have their memory boosted with electric current.  Researchers used a non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to jumpstart a region of the brain that’s involved in forming memories. Known as TMS, the technique […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

Which U.S. States Most Love the 1980′s? Not Hawaii

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REPORT FROM ESTATELY - The year may be 2014, but that doesn’t mean every American is truly living in the present. There is a large swath of the country that still waxes nostalgic for the decade of the 1980s. For those who still keep time on their Swatch watches there are a handful of states to buy a […]

September 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Special Features | Read More »

On Target Review: Krebs Custom VEPR UFM Keymod Handguard

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By Rob Kay and RN Price No doubt, if you’re reading this, you’re aware of the recent sanctions placed on rifles imported from Russia. If you’re lucky enough to have picked up a VEPR, give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve got one of the best, if not the best variant out there. The […]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Joe Ronnie Hooper Captain U.S. Army - VIETNAM WAR'S AUDIE MURPHY?

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Captain Joe Ronnie Hooper, Medal of Honor U.S. Army, Vietnam War   BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Captain Joe Ronnie Hooper (August 8, 1938 – May 6, 1979) was a Vietnam veteran who was awarded 37 awards and decorations, second to Audie Murphy who won 38 decorations [" Audie Murphy American Soldier" by Col. Harold […]

August 31st, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

On Target Hawaii Profile: The Evolution of RS Regulate

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  by Rob Kay I formerly worked in Silicon Valley where entrepreneurship and the passion to create technology are absolute necessities to succeed in building a company. What’s never too far from people’s minds is the thought of striking it rich. It’s all about having an “exit strategy”, that is...how much money you’re gonna make […]

August 27th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion | Read More »

Jesus S. Duran Sergeant U.S. Army - COURAGE & CHARACTER

President Barack Obama presents Medal of Honor to Tina Duran-Ruvalcaba, daughter of Sgt. Jesus Duran

BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Tina Duran-Ruvalcaba, Sgt. Jesus S.Duran’s daughter,  received the Medal of Honor on his behalf from President Barack Obama in a March 18, 2014 White House ceremony.  The following day, she received the Medal of Honor flag from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel in a ceremony in which Duran was inducted […]

August 24th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

On Target Review: Saiga (сайга) AK 47 Model IZ132SM

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by Rob Kay The Saiga is a threatened species of antelope that makes its home high in the steppes of Central Asia. It's native to Russia and is also the name of the civilian line of AK rifles created by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Of late, the latter species of Saiga seems to be even more threatened […]

August 17th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

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