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This show shines a spotlight on history through the voices of those who lived it, those who fought on the frontlines of freedom. With a different veteran of World War II featured each week, the show is a free-flowing journey back in time, complete with music from the 1940s.

This show shines a spotlight on history through the voices of those who lived it, those who fought on the frontlines of freedom. With a different veteran of World War II featured each week, the show is a free-flowing journey back in time, complete with music from the 1940s.
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Location:

Fresno, CA

Description:

This show shines a spotlight on history through the voices of those who lived it, those who fought on the frontlines of freedom. With a different veteran of World War II featured each week, the show is a free-flowing journey back in time, complete with music from the 1940s.

Language:

English

Contact:

559-285-5975


Episodes

Living History, Preserving History

6/16/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 91-year-old Murray Lee of San Diego appears on episode #528 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 14-17, 2018. Born on a Michigan farm, raised in Detroit and Washington, D.C., Lee served in the U.S. Merchant Marine befor...

Duration:00:55:36

D-Day Vets Mark 74th Anniversary

6/9/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #527 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 7-10, 2018, features two D-Day veterans who continue to do everything they can to honor those courageous Americans who perished on June 6, 1944 and throughout World War ...

Duration:01:01:06

Saving the Sand Lance

6/2/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Del Schwictenberg of Carson City, NV appears on episode #526 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 1-3, 2018. Born in Minnesota and raised in Illinois, Schwictenberg enlisted in the Navy in July, 1940, shortl...

Duration:00:54:21

Memorial Day 2018

5/26/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #525 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 25-27, 2018, marks Memorial Day weekend by remembering 15 World War II veterans who have passed away since last Memorial Day....

Duration:00:58:30

Go For Broke G.I. Joe

5/19/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 93-year-old Joe Haratani of Sonora, CA appears on episode #524 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 18-20, 2018. A 1941 graduate of Livingston, CA, Haratani served with the “Go For Broke” soldiers of the 442n...

Duration:00:52:44

Mother’s Day 2018

5/12/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #523 of Hometown Heroes marks Mother’s Day weekend, May 11-13, 2018, by focusing on the role played by women during World War II. More than 350,000 American women served in the Armed Forces during the...

Duration:00:57:25

Marine’s Colorful Career

5/5/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Glenn Ferguson of San Diego, CA appears on episode #522 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 4-6, 2018. A native of Harvey, IL and the son of a World War I Marine, Ferguson served in the Marine Corps from 193...

Duration:01:01:54

Flying Leathernecks

4/28/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #521 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 27-29, 2018, originates from the Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum in San Diego, CA....

Duration:00:55:15

Wreckage Wows Survivor

4/21/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #520 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 20-22, 2018, centers around the discovery of the cruiser USS Helena (CL-50), more than half a mile deep in the New Georgia Sound in the Solomon Islands. Sunk by Japanes...

Duration:00:53:50

Wounded Corpsman’s Memories

4/14/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 87-year-old John Smatana of Albuquerque, NM appears on episode #519 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 13-15, 2018. A native of Gary, IN, Smatana served as a Navy corpsman attached to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Re...

Duration:00:54:41

Forever Friends

4/7/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 92-year-old Ralph Thissen of Merced, CA appears on episode #518 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 6-8, 2018. A native of Wisconsin, Thissen moved to Chowchilla, CA at the age of 6. His father had served in World War...

Duration:00:51:25

Remembering Easter 1945

3/31/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #517 of Hometown Heroes, airing March 30 – April 1, 2018, marks Easter weekend by hearing what three World War II veterans endured in three different places on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945. Have you e...

Duration:00:55:31

“Righting a Wrong”

3/24/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #516 of Hometown Heroes, airing March 23-25, 2018, focuses on the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event scheduled for April 28, 2018. You’ll hear from Denise Baronian, a driving force behind the event, ...

Duration:00:55:59

Silver Star on Saipan

3/17/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 92-year-old Robert Andre of Las Vegas, NV appears on episode #515 of Hometown Heroes, airing March 16-18, 2018. A native of Richmond, CA, Andre served with the 2nd Marine Division in World War II....

Duration:00:51:59

An “Unbelievable” Sight

3/10/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #514 of Hometown Heroes, airing March 9-11, 2018, focuses on this week’s discovery of the U.S.S. Lexington (CV-2), nearly 76 years after the aircraft carrier was sunk in the Battle of the Coral Sea. T...

Duration:00:58:26

Ballplayer, Sailor, Centenarian

3/3/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 100-year-old Leonard Francis of Bakersfield, CA appears on episode #513 of Hometown Heroes, airing March 2-4, 2018. A talented ballplayer before and after World War II, Francis served on the destroyer USS Ludlow (D...

Duration:00:54:39

B-25 Pilot’s Perspective

2/24/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Howard Brunn of Carmel, CA appears on episode #512 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 23-25, 2018. A recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Howard completed 70 missions as a B-25 bomber pilot with the 428th ...

Duration:00:57:33

Resilient Pilot Reaches 100

2/17/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #511 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 16-18, 2018 focuses on centenarians. Only 2 out of every 10,000 Americans make it to the age of 100. We lost two amazing treasures from that category in the last wee...

Duration:00:58:06

Surgeon’s Satisfaction

2/10/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #510 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 9-11, 2018, continues the conversation with 95-year-old Dr. Fitzalbert Marius of Fresno, CA. If you missed the first part of his interview, check out episode #509....

Duration:01:00:12

Black or White? Almost Life or Death…

2/3/2018
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 95-year-old Dr. Fitzalbert Marius of Fresno, CA appears on episode #509 of Hometown Heroes, airing February 2-4, 2018. Born in Panama and raised in Harlem, NY, Dr. Marius served with the 725th Medical Sanitary Comp...

Duration:00:52:30