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Victory over Japan Day (also known as Victory in the Pacific Day, V-J Day, or V-P Day) is a name chosen for the day on which the Surrender of Japan occurred, effectively ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event. The term has been applied to both...
Over the years I have written hundreds of articles about our American heroes but very few about our allies heroes. The Battle of Long Tan is a story I am proud to share with those who read my articles about American heroes.   The brave men who fought the battle...
In my job I have buried 4 star generals. I have met Emperors and Empresses, Heads of States, Prime Ministers and Presidents. All of this paled when on October 3rd 2012 I had the honor and privilege to be part of the team that hosted 52 of the living...
Most Japanese–Americans who fought in World War II were Nisei, Japanese–Americans born in the U.S. Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Japanese–American men were initially categorized as 4C (enemy alien) and therefore not subject to the draft. On February 19, 1942, President Franklin...
At the risk of being accused of being pedantic I want to point out that the correct title of the award is the Medal of Honor. It is the highest award for bravery that the United States bestows on its citizens and deserves to be referred to by the...
BY DUANE A VACHON, PH.D. -We are currently getting bombarded by politicians telling us why we should vote for them.  I thought this might be a good time to share my thoughts with you  about one of my favorite heroes and politicians. I met and spoke with Senator Inouye...
The following are some facts about the Vietnam war that you may know.  There may be some that you may not know.  As you read them remember each number, each name represents a child, a brother, sister, a husband a parent who did not go home from this conflict. ...
Editor's Note: First off I would like to thank our contributor, Vietnam Veteran, Dr. Duane Vachon for this Memorial Day piece and his service to our country. When Duane sent me this article it needed to be illustrated so I dug into my family archives and decided to illustrate it...
Do you know Haym? American history is filled with men and women who gave greater importance to their country than to their own personal safety and well-being.  This concept of “service-above-self” is not unique to America, however, it seems to thrive when the ideals of freedom and liberty are at...
Having a bad day? Here’s a story that will enlighten, inform and hopefully inspire! Always remember… Life’s challenges are the bricks paving the pathway to great events in life and history. It’s December 24, 1776. General George Washington sits alone at a small desk in the Pennsylvania home of his...