Saturday, December 4, 2021
  BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  My guess is that unless you are related to him, not many people remember Darrell Samuel Cole.   However most of us that are 20 years or older would remember the USS Cole bombing. On the 12th of October 2000 the U.S.Navy guided-missile destroyer USS...
, WWII, Medal of Honor BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D. Joseph E. Muller was born on June 23, 1908, at Holyoke, Massachusetts. While doing the research for this article, I discovered an interesting fact: Holyoke, with a population of less than 40,000 has produced three Medal of Honor recipients. In the...
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PHD.  Born in Tacoma Washington, Richard Beatty Anderson grew up in the area between Port Angeles and Sequim. He attended Macleay School and graduated from Sequim High School. Oscar his father worked at what was then the Barron Shingle Co. on Marine Drive...
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.   Born in Henry, Illinois on 11 September 1901, John Philip Cromwell was graduated from the United States Naval Academy with the Class of 1924. He saw service in Maryland, as well as in several submarines, before achieving command of U.S.S. S-20. By the beginning...
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Within a few short weeks Honolulu will have the privilege of hosting the largest gathering of Medal Of Honor recipients this country has ever seen.  It is likely to be the last gathering of this size.  Age is taking its toll on these veterans. When...
BY DUANE ALLEN VACHON PH.D. After I had been in country for several months I was convinced that the enemy did not have a bullet with my name on it. What I had failed to take into account was the enemy had lots of bullets addressed “To...