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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 »

Norman Scott Rear Admiral, United States Navy - A BRAVE HOOSIER SAILOR

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Norman Scott was born August 10, 1889 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Appointed to the Naval Academy in 1907, he graduated four years later and received his commission as Ensign in March 1912. During 1911-13, Ensign Scott served in the battleship USS Idaho (BB-24), then served in destroyers and related duty. In December 1917, he was Executive Officer of USS Jacob […]

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

William Gordon Windrich Staff Sergeant USMC - A HOOSIER WHO WOULD NOT QUIT

    BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. William Gordon Windrich was born May 14, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Herman and Marguerite Windrich. He attended school within the Hammond, Indiana public schools until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps 6 June 1938. At the time of his enlistment he was only 17 years […]

March 14th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Charles G. Abrell Corporal Marine Corps - A HOOSIER WITH GRIT

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Charles Gene Abrell was born on August 12, 1931 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps just five days after his 17th birthday in 1948. Following recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, he was assigned to Marine Corps Base […]

March 7th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

George L. Banks First Sergeant, United States Army-Union Army

HONOR AT MISSIONARY RIDGE BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Banks’ early years were spent in Lake and La Porte counties Indiana. It was there where he obtained his early education. He worked with his father's farming operations until he was seventeen. Having a bit of the wanderlust in him, not long after his seventeenth birthday […]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

Clinton Lycurgus Armstrong Private - U. S. Army - Union Army

Memorial grave stone for Clinton Lycurgus Armstrong

BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Clinton Lycurgus Armstrong (February 3, 1844 – January 5, 1899) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Siege of Vicksburg on May 22, 1863. Armstrong was born in Franklin, Indiana, he was 18 years old when he […]

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

James W. Archer 1st Lieutenant -59TH INDIANA INFANTRY - UNION ARMY

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  James W. Archer 1st Lieutenant                                      59th Indiana Infantry - Union Army BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON, PH.D. Archer served in the American Civil War with the 59th Indiana Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on August 2, 1897 for his actions at the Second Battle of Corinth. Archer served in the American Civil War in the 59th Indiana […]

February 15th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

A Hoosier Hero - PFC Daniel Dean Bruce, U.S.M.C.(1950-1969) -A REAL HOMETOWN HERO

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PFC Daniel Dean Bruce - A REAL HOMETOWN HERO BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  – This will be the second time I have featured Daniel in this column. For me this is a real home town hero.  Daniel Bruce was born in Michigan City, Indiana, my home town.  Although I am three years older than Bruce […]

February 9th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific | Read More »

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