Saturday, November 27, 2021
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Douglas Albert Munro was born on October 11, 1919.  His father was an American and his mother was English.  He was born in Vancouver, Canada, and ironically whilst still very young, the family moved to Vancouver, Washington, where his dad, an electrician, worked for...
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.   October 7, 2013, will be the 70th anniversary of the massacre of 97 American civilians   (one contractor had been killed earlier for stealing food) by the Japanese occupiers on Wake Island. On October 7, 1943, following two days of blistering attacks from fighters off the...
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  John Duncan Bulkeley was born on  August 19, 1911 at New York City.   He grew up on a farm in Hackettstown, New Jersey and graduated from Hackettstown High School.  Bulkeley was  not able to gain an appointment to Annapolis from his home state of...
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. ...
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...
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...
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D. As a result of their heroic actions on December 7, 1941 fifteen men were awarded America’s highest medal, The Medal of Honor.  Of the fifteen, only five of the recipients survived the day. Of these five one was to lose his life in action...
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...
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D.  Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006) was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor and one of only three so honored (the others are Thomas W. Bennett and Joseph G. LaPointe, Jr.). He was a Corporal (Private...