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Saturday, May 30, 2020

4th of July

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. One would initially think that a 4th of July speech would be an easy one. ...

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...

Master Sergeant Charles Lindwald U.S. Army – IT TOOK 36 YEARS , NOW HE...

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Recently I was speaking with a friend from LA Porte Indiana who asked me if there were any...

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...

William E. Adams Major U.S. Army – COURAGE AND HONOR ARE NEVER OUT OF...

BY DUANE ALLAN VACHON, PH.D. For the last several months this column has been featuring Medal of Honor recipients from Indiana. Many...

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...

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...

Roswell Winans First Sergeant USMC – A HOOSIER WHO WOULDN’T QUIT

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,...

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...

ANZAC DAY – Bravery Awards at Gallipoli

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON PH.D.