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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

Snow, Turnips, & Enduring Hope: Ex-POW Remembers

8/13/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 92-year-old Sam Banuelos of Fresno, CA appears on episode #746 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 12-18, 2022. Banuelos, a native of Madera, CA who served with the 3rd Infantry Division, endured nearly two yea...

Duration:00:53:37

Back in B-29 to Highlight Atomic History

8/6/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #745 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 5-11, 2022, marks the 77th anniversary of the Enola Gay’s fateful mission to Hiroshima with one of the last surviving members of the 509th Composite Group...

Duration:00:52:12

WWII Vet Thankful for “Promised Land”

7/30/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 97-year-old Henry “Robby” Robinson of Henderson, NV appears on episode #744 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 29 – August 1, 2022. A native of Compton, CA, Robinson served with the 11th Armor...

Duration:00:58:09

Remembering Dean Whitaker

7/22/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #743 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 22-25, 2022, served as a tribute to ex-Prisoner of War Dean Whitaker, who passed away July 14th at the age of 97. A southern California native who grew up in Mayw...

Duration:00:57:54

Navy Pilot’s Pacific Memories

7/16/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 99-year-old Jack Kappeler of Bakersfield, CA appears on episode #742 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 15-18, 2022. A native of Alameda, CA, Kappeler became a Navy fighter pilot during World War II, flying F6F ...

Duration:00:51:38

WWII Marine Still Drumming at 95

7/9/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 95-year-old Lindy Scialla of Greenwood Village, CO appears on episode #741 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 8-11, 2022. Born in New York City and raised in Paterson, NJ, Lindy followed 3 older brothers into mi...

Duration:00:52:01

Nisei Veterans Exhibit on USS Hornet

7/2/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #740 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 1-4, 2022 originates from the USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum, focusing extensively on one of the historic aircraft carrier’s hidden gems, a Nisei Ve...

Duration:00:55:02

Forgotten War Not Forgotten by Navy Vet

6/25/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 90-year-old Rolland Doerfer of Apopka, FL appears on episode #739 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 24-27, 2022. A native of Goodland, KS, Doerfer served in the Navy throughout the Korean War. It was 72 years a...

Duration:00:52:56

Tin Can Sailor Survived Typhoon

6/11/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 95-year-old Joe Pintacura of Prunedale, CA appears on episode #737 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 10-13, 2022. A native of Chicago, IL, Pintacura was one of four brothers to serve in the Navy during World Wa...

Duration:00:50:55

#DDay78 – Return to Normandy

6/4/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #736 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 3-6, 2022 commemorates the 78th anniversary of “D-Day” and the invasion of Normandy, which launched June 6, 1944. Thanks to the efforts of the Best Defe...

Duration:00:50:18

Memorial Day 2022

5/28/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #735 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 27-30, 2022, marks Memorial Day weekend by spotlighting Gold Star heroes through the stories of veterans who knew them, and went on to honor their memories in unique ...

Duration:00:54:14

WWII Book Helps Send Vets to Memorials

5/20/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #734 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 20-23, 2022, celebrates the return of Honor Flights throughout the United States, while introducing you to a book about World War II veterans, from which all proceeds...

Duration:01:04:10

Remembering Mickey Ganitch

5/14/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #733 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 13-16, 2022, serves as a tribute to Pearl Harbor survivor Mickey Ganitch, who passed away May 4th at the age of 102. If Mickey’s tireless commitment to keeping ...

Duration:00:56:30

Defending Her Homeland in WWII

5/7/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 104-year-old Dr. Monica Kinnaman of Colorado Springs, CO appears on episode #732 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 6-9, 2022. A native of England, she served as anti-aircraft artillery officer in the British Arm...

Duration:00:51:00

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2022

4/30/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #731 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 29 – May 2, 2022, features memories from liberators of Nazi concentration camps, as well as excerpts from this week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremon...

Duration:00:59:19

Navy Pilot Hits Century Mark

4/23/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Dr. Gilbert Stocks of Clovis, CA appears on episode #730 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 2-25, 2022, punctuating a week in which he celebrated his 100th birthday. A native of St. Charles, AR, Stocks served a...

Duration:00:54:57

Did an F in College Save His Life?

4/9/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #728 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 8-11, 2022, continues the interview with 97-year-old Duane Harvey, which began on episode #727. You’ll more of Harvey’s World War II memories, how a fa...

Duration:00:52:09

Paratrooper Recalls Bastogne

4/2/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 97-year-old Duane Harvey of Albuquerque, NM appears on episode #727 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 1-4, 2022. A native of Henrietta, OK, Harvey was one of three siblings to serve in our Armed Forces during W...

Duration:00:49:16

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

3/26/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #726 of Hometown Heroes, airing March 25-28, 2022, gets you ready for National Vietnam War Veterans Day with the memories of two Vietnam veterans, Army pilot Ken Yeager and Army nurse Loretta Forlaw. M...

Duration:01:02:56

Swift Boat Veteran’s Memories

3/19/2022
 Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Vietnam veteran Rex Perry of Melbourne, FL appears on episode #725 of Hometown Heroes, airing March 18-21, 2022, in advance of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29. A native of Logan, WV, Perry volunt...

Duration:00:58:54