Hometown Heroes: 1/25/1401/25/14
92-year-old Irvin Cooper of Los Angeles, CA recalls his WWII experiences as a PBM Mariner pilot with VPB-27 in the Pacific. The author of the new book, "Peter, Bogey, Mike," Cooper also reveals how the appearance of a Japanese submarine off the...
Hometown Heroes: 1/18/14
Don Straub of Windsor, CO celebrates his 89th birthday by sharing stories from his time as a radioman and gunner on PB4Y-2 Privateers with VPB-109. Straub later pitched in Omaha's first College World Series in 1950.
Hometown Heroes: 1/11/14
98-year-old Jack Schwartz of Hanford, CA remembers the 1,367 days he spent as a prisoner of war after being captured by the Japanese on Guam, December 9, 1941.
Hometown Heroes: 1/4/14
Part 2 of our interview with 89-year-old Jonas Hofer, who survived more than 14 hours in the water after the torpedoing of his ship, the U.S.S. Houston, in 1944.
Hometown Heroes: 12/28/13
89-year-old Jonas Hofer of Fresno, CA remembers how he survived the torpedoing of the U.S.S. Houston (CL-81) in October of 1944.
Hometown Heroes: 12/21/13
90-year-old Neil Green of Oakland, CA remembers his WWII service on two Navy destroyers, the U.S.S. Goff and U.S.S. Heywood L. Edwards.
Hometown Heroes: 12/14/13
Remembering Dr. Stanley Lindquist, who just passed away at the age of 96. Volunteering to rescue wounded soldiers in a minefield, he was wounded himself, losing his eye and part of his leg. A longtime psychology professor at Fresno State, he founded...
Hometown Heroes: 12/7/13
92-year-old Elmer Wright of Clovis, CA remembers where the U.S. Marine Corps had him on December 7, 1941. We'll also hear how he was wounded on the U.S.S. Colorado off of Tinian in 1944.
Hometown Heroes: 11/23/13
90-year-old ex-prisoner of war Frank Kravetz of Pittsburgh, PA shares his personal story of survival, which is also detailed in his book, "Eleven Two."
Hometown Heroes: 11/16/13
90-year-old June Moran of Kingsburg, CA remembers her World War II service with the USMC Women's Reserve
Hometown Heroes: 11/9/13
95-year-old Leonard Heinrichs remembers his time as a surgical technician in Italy during World War II, and also reflects on his experience with Central Valley Honor Flight.
Hometown Heroes: 11/2/13
95-year-old Robert Thacker of San Clemente, CA remembers flying INTO Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He also discusses highlights from his test pilot exploits, including the world record he set in 1947, flying a P-82 named for his wife, "Betty Jo,"
Hometown Heroes: 10/19/13
89-year-old Clay Comer of Fresno, CA recalls his experiences with the 83rd Infantry Division in World War II, including his participation in the liberation of the Langenstein-Zwiberge concentration camp.
Hometown Heroes: 10/12/13
92-year-old Glenn Wyne of Atwater, CA remembers his WWII Navy service aboard the USS Pierce (APA-50) and the USS Lindenwald (LSD-6).
Hometown Heroes: 10/5/13
88-year-old Sherman Kishi of Livingston, CA remembers his work with the Military Intelligence Service during World War II. Kishi and his family were sent to a relocation camp for Japanese-Americans after Executive Order 9066 in 1942.
Hometown Heroes: 9/28/13
92-year-old Julian Mazuka of Lemoore, CA remembers his experiences with the 17th Airborne Division in World War II
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