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

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 […]

May 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

A NATION OF HEROES

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. […]

May 16th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Visiting Sandakan--Borneo's charming entrepot

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by Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart Sandakan is a port town and an entrepot to the wildlife refuges of the fabled Kinabatangan River. (See our recent article, Adventures along Borneo's Kinabatangan River: A Malaysian Wildlife Holiday). There's no question that most visitors to Sandakan are strictly passing through and are not going to be in town too […]

May 10th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,Opinion,Special Features,Travel,Travel | Read More »

A visit to Sandakan Memorial Park

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By Kurt Stewart & Rob Kay On any given day, a walk through the Sandakan Memorial Park will stir up the wandering souls of the Second World War.  These were the grounds that once held some 2500 Australian and British soldiers prisoner. The locals near 8 Mile Camp, the name given to this place, will […]

May 6th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific,Opinion,Special Features,Travel,Travel | Read More »

BURIAL IN A NATIONAL CEMETERY

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 […]

May 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

ANZAC DAY - Bravery Awards at Gallipoli

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

ANZAC DAY - Bravery Awards at Gallipoli

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 […]

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

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

  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 […]

April 20th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Product Review: Condor Woodworker Axe & Mechanix Gloves

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by Rob Kay Literature (and really life) has scads of iconic couples and couplings. Just off of the top of my head I can think of love & marriage, soup & salad, Batman & Robin and for those of a certain generation, Lucy & Ethel. The list goes on. A lesser known duo that became obvious for me over […]

March 31st, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

Tim Yan's buyer's guide to AK optics and mounts

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by Rob Kay Several years ago while wandering the floor of the SHOT Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center I was fortunate enough to literally bump into Tim Yan.  Yan is a freelance writer and IMO Field Editor with articles published in Shotgun News, G&A: Book of the AR15, G&A Handguns, G&A: Book of the AK47, Be […]

March 28th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,On Target,Opinion,Special Features | Read More »

News Cycle on The Rick Hamada Show








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