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Jimmy Wayne Phipps PFC USMC

Jimmy Wayne Phipps 26Oct2014

  LEST WE FORGET BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Jimmy Wayne Phipps was born on November 1, 1950, in Santa Monica, California. He attended Marina Del Ray Junior High School in Culver City, California and Venice High School in California.  He left high school to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on January 3, 1968 and was discharged on January 7, 1968 […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Texas Weapon System Dog Leg Rail Gen 2

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by Rob Kay and RN Price Founded by Nelson Fesas, Texas Weapons Systems (aka TWS) is based in Austin, Texas. They make several products designed for the AK platform including a dust cover/rail, peep sight, leaf sight and handguard. The Dog Leg Rail Gen 2 replaces the stock AK dust cover and is designed to solve one of the […]

October 25th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

William T. Perkins, Jr. Corporal United States Marine Corps - A NEW KIND OF HERO

Cpl. William T. Perkins, Combat Photographer, Medal of Honor, Vietnam

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON PH.D.  For many years prior to my retirement I worked at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  My job as the cemetery representative was to help the families organize the committal service for their loved one.   Meeting  with the family I would  help organize the service.  This involved coordinating with […]

October 19th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

On Target Review: Titan Quad Rail System from Chaos

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by Rob Kay For those who want to add third party rails or handguards to their AKs, there are two basic choices. You can take the polymer route or go aluminum alloy. “Plastic” has the advantage of being inexpensive and strong. You’re probably not going to save any weight with polymer, but for most people’s […]

October 18th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

No consequences for key politician in Kauai dam breach tragedy

MaryAnn Kusaka

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - KILAUEA, KAUAI – Retired Auto Dealer Jimmy Pflueger was sentenced to 7 months in prison Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. He pleaded “no contest” to a Reckless Endangering charge filed against him by the state attorney in Nov. 2008 after his dam breached on March 14, 2006, killing 7 people. The state […]

October 17th, 2014 | Posted in Pflueger Files,Special Investigation,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Pflueger sentenced in Kauai dam breach tragedy that killed 7 people

James Pflueger

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - LIHUE, KAUAI –  More than eight years after the Ka Loko Dam breached on Kauai’s North Shore killing 7 people and an unborn child, James Pflueger, the man the state said was responsible for causing the breach, was sentenced to 7 months in prison. Deputy attorney general Vince Kanemoto told Kauai’s […]

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in Pflueger Files,Special Investigation,Today in Hawaii | Read More »

AK Accessories: A look at Mission First Tactical

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by Rob Kay Mission First Tactical is a company that is usually associated with the AR platform. When I visited their booth at the SHOT Show earlier this year there were quite a few items produced for the AK. I had a chance to look at a number of them would like to offer my impressions. […]

October 13th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

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

S/SGT Frankie Zoly Molnar, US Army, Medal of Honor, Vietnam

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D.  I 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. […]

October 11th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

AK Accessories: Tapco has some hidden gems

  by Rob Kay Tapco has had a huge presence at the SHOT Show of late, possibly because it’s owned by the Freedom Group, aka Remington which it purchased in 2012. The majority of their products are targeted towards the AR platform but they do manufacture a sizable number of AK parts. What I've done is to cherry pick […]

October 7th, 2014 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

William Loren McGonagle Captain U.S.N. - A VERY QUIET ACHIEVER

William Loren McGonagle, Captain U.S.N.

  BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, P.H.D.  McGonagle was born November 19, 1925 in Wichita, Kansas. After attending secondary school and college in California, he enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and for the next three years participated in a Navy training program at the University of Southern California. In June 1947 he accepted a commission into the […]

October 5th, 2014 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

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