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

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

Black History Month 2021

2/26/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #670 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 26-29, 2021, concludes Black History Month with the memories of three of the roughly one million African-Americans who served in U.S. Armed Forces during World ...

Duration:00:47:50

101st Birthdays Highlight Survivors’ Stories

2/20/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #669 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 19-22, 2021, shines a spotlight on two men who both experienced the first day of World War II for the United States, and both marked their 101st birthdays on Fe...

Duration:01:02:22

Day of Remembrance: Tears of Honor

2/13/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #668 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 12-15, 2021, details the new book Tears of Honor, released this week to coincide with the annual Day of Remembrance, observed each year in the Japanese-American...

Duration:00:52:48

Gratitude Shines Through Sailor’s Story

2/6/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 95-year-old Albert Markus of Fresno, CA appears on episode #667 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 6-8, 2021. A native of Hazel Park, MI, Markus served aboard the attack transport USS Pierce (APA-50) during W...

Duration:00:54:47

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

1/29/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #665 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 30 – February 1, 2021, focuses on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is commemorated each year on the anniversary of the liberation of the Ausch...

Duration:00:52:36

Ex-POW’s Reunions, Then & Now

1/22/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Harold Radish of Queens, NY appears on episode #664 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 23-25, 2021. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Radish served with the 90th Infantry Division during World War II. Among...

Duration:01:00:07

Centenarian’s Memories from WWII WAVES

1/16/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 100-year-old Dorothy Jones of Fresno, CA appears on episode #663 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 16-18, 2021. A native of Rock Hill, SC, Jones was one of the first women to volunteer for Navy service during ...

Duration:00:53:02

From Milking Cows to Field Artillery

1/9/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Leeroy Tucker of Madera, CA appears on episode #662 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 9-11, 2021. A native of Bluejacket, OK, Tucker served with the 332nd Field Artillery Battalion, 86th Infantry D...

Duration:01:07:13

Fearless, Resilient, Unforgettable: Remembering Robert Thacker

1/2/2021
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #661 of Hometown Heroes, airing January 2-4, 2021, pays tribute to pioneering pilot Robert Thacker, whose passing at the age of 102 was announced in a Christmas edition of the New York Times. The Times ...

Duration:00:53:12

World War II Christmas Memories

12/26/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #660 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 26-28, 2020, shines a light on how American servicemen experienced Christmas during World War II. You’ll hear Christmas memories, pleasant and unpleasant, ...

Duration:00:52:11

Sailor Shares Family’s Legacy of Service

12/18/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 94-year-old Kenneth “K.O.” Leach of Madera, CA appears on episode #659 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 19-21, 2020. A native of Maker, OK, Leach served aboard the destroyer USS Bristol (DD-857) ...

Duration:01:06:46

Congressional Gold Medal for Chinese-American Veterans

12/12/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #658 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 12-14, 2020, presents highlights of the virtual ceremony awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the 20,000 Chinese-Americans who served in our armed forces dur...

Duration:00:54:11

79 Years Later, Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember

12/5/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #657 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 5-7, 2020, marks the 79th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with the memories of two men who continue to keep that history alive by sharing their storie...

Duration:00:55:38

Remembering Tuskegee Airman Frank Macon

11/28/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #656 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 28-30, 2020, draws attention to veterans who were absent from the Thanksgiving table this year, having passed away in 2020. You’ll hear brief memories from...

Duration:00:57:02

Rosie the Riveter & Her Army Vet Husband

11/21/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #655 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 21-23, 2020, features husband and wife Vince and Angie Schiappi reflecting on life before, during, and after World War II....

Duration:00:56:42

2020 Veterans Day Highlights

11/14/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #654 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 14-16, 2020, highlights some significant developments on and around Veterans Day 2020. In addition to the long awaited opening of the National Museum of the U.S....

Duration:00:47:49

Ex-POW’s Powerful Perspective

11/6/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Don Cooley of Watsonville, CA appears on episode #653 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 7-9, 2020. A native of West Lafayette, IN, Cooley served with the 106th Infantry Division during World War I...

Duration:00:51:04

Underscoring the Price of Freedom

10/31/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #652 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 31 – November 2, 2020, serves as a reminder to exercise your right to vote in the 2020 election by highlighting three World War II veterans whose experience...

Duration:00:58:29

WWII Cruiser Memories

10/24/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Mike Kaloustian of Visalia, CA appears on episode #651 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 24-26, 2020. A native of South Milwaukee, WI, Kaloustian served aboard the cruiser USS New Orleans (CA-32) d...

Duration:00:58:15

To 100 and Beyond: The Candy Bomber

10/17/2020
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #650 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 17-19, 2020, spotlights the “Candy Bomber” Gail Halvorsen at the end of a week that saw him reach the century mark and also be honored in larger than life fashion...

Duration:00:51:36