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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 »

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

BY DUANE ALLAN VACHON, PH.D. For the last several months this column has been featuring Medal of Honor recipients from Indiana. Many of those recipients were awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in wars that many of us have forgotten. Aside from the fact that I am a Hoosier by birth I wanted to […]

May 31st, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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