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History Podcasts

Honoring the men and women whose service and sacrifice have secured our freedom

Location:

Fresno, CA

Description:

Honoring the men and women whose service and sacrifice have secured our freedom

Language:

English

Contact:

559-285-5975


Episodes

Iwo Jima 79th Anniversary

2/24/2024
79th Anniversary of Battle of Iwo Jima  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #826 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 24-29, 2024, marks the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima through the memories of six American servicemen who...

Duration:00:50:06

Pilot’s Photographs Helped Prevent WWIII

2/17/2024
Cuban Missile Crisis Reconnaissance Mission  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 94-year-old Tad Riley of Fairfield, CA appears on episode #825 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 17-22, 2024. Born in Kansas and raised there and in Pennsylva...

Duration:00:58:35

WWII Sailor Keeps History Alive

2/3/2024
Lifelong New Yorker Arthur Grabiner  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 98-year-old Arthur Grabiner of Queens, NY appears on episode #823 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 3-8, 2024. A lifelong New Yorker, Grabiner served aboard the attac...

Duration:00:51:55

Liberator Details Dachau

1/27/2024
Dan Dougherty’s Memories from Dachau Concentration Camp  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #822 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 27 – February 1, continues the World War II memories of 98-year-old Dan Dougherty, cente...

Duration:00:48:33

From A.S.T.P to the B.A.R.

1/20/2024
WWII Purple Heart Army Veteran Dan Dougherty’s Journey  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 98-year-old Dan Dougherty of Fairfield, CA appears on episode #821 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 20-25, 2024. A native of Austin, MN, Doug...

Duration:00:49:22

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2024

1/13/2024
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #820 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 13-18, 2024, observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by exploring the memories of five veterans whose service in a then-segregated U.S. military in World Wa...

Duration:00:52:37

Trailblazing Ski Trooper’s Memories

1/6/2024
Howard Koch Helped Capture Riva Ridge  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 98-year-old Howard Koch of La Mirada, CA appears on episode #819 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 6-11, 2024. A native of Oakland, CA, Koch served with the 10th Mou...

Duration:01:08:40

2023: Year in Review

12/30/2023
2023 in Review – The Stories We Heard  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #818 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 30, 2023 – January 4, 2024, highlights some of the most memorable moments we heard on the program in 2023...

Duration:00:51:38

2023 Christmas Special

12/23/2023
Christmas in Wartime  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #817 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 23 – 28, 2023, provides perspective on Christmas through the eyes of several World War II veterans and how they experienced the ...

Duration:00:52:38

A Centenarian’s Perspective

12/16/2023
WWII Navy Veteran Mike Kaloustian Turns 100  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #816 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 16-21, 2023, features reflections from newly minted centenarian Mike Kaloustian of Visalia, CA. A native of Sou...

Duration:00:59:37

Pearl Harbor 82nd Anniversary

12/9/2023
82nd Commemoration of “Day of Infamy”  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #815 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 9-14, 2023, marks the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, with memories of Pearl Harbor survi...

Duration:00:49:22

Memories from World War II’s Dutch Underground

11/25/2023
Dutch Vryhof Was 7 When Nazi Occupation Began  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 90-year-old “Dutch” Vryhof of Hanford, CA appears on episode #813 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 25-30, 2023. A native of Rhoon in the Nether...

Duration:00:51:31

Purple Hearts in Korea AND Vietnam

10/28/2023
Bill Helton’s 30 years in the Marine Corps  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 90-year-old Bill Helton of Clovis, CA appears on episode #809 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 28 – November 2, 2023. A native of Corbin, KY, Helto...

Anniversary of MacArthur’s Return

10/21/2023
MacArthur’s Return to the Philippines October 20th, 1944  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #808 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 21-26, 2023, marks the 79th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s return to the Ph...

Duration:01:00:58

Remembering Francisco Paredes

10/14/2023
Remembering Pearl Harbor Survivor Francisco “Frank” Paredes  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #807 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 14-19, 2023, serves as a tribute to Pearl Harbor survivor Francisco “Frank&#82...

Duration:00:50:29

Still in the Office at 96

10/6/2023
Author, Administrator, Study Center Founder  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #806 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 7-12, 2023, continues our conversation with 96-year-old Herb Ford of Exeter, CA, a veteran of the Merchant Marin...

Duration:00:50:28

Prolific Author’s Military Journey

9/30/2023
From Texas to Tokyo Bay to the Pentagon  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Herbert Ford of Exeter, CA appears on episode #805 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 30 – October 5, 2023. Born in San Benito, TX, Ford is a Wo...

Duration:00:49:23

Rescue Reunion Brings Heroics to Light

9/23/2023
Distinguished Flying Cross Wildfire Rescue Story  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #804 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 23-28, 2023, chronicles the incredible rescue of over 250 civilians, for which seven members of the Calif...

Duration:01:01:05

POW/MIA Recognition Day

9/16/2023
National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2023  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #803 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 16-21, 2023, marks National Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day through the stories of men who liv...

Duration:00:50:06

Navy Cross Helicopter Hero’s Honor Flight

9/9/2023
Helicopter Hero’s Honor Flight  Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #802 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 9-14, 2023, celebrates the return of the fall Honor Flight flying season with an incredible rescue story from the Vie...

Duration:00:53:50