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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

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

559-285-5975


Episodes

Veteran Honoring Veterans

8/17/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 97-year-old Bob Otto of Bakersfield, CA appears on episode #589 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 15-19, 2019. Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Otto moved to Kern County with his family at the age of 2. He became a li...

Duration:01:03:42

Winding Road to 99

8/10/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Walter Glenn of Dinuba, CA appears on episode #588 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 8-12, 2019, just head of his 99th birthday. A native of Gowen, OK, Glenn spent more than 500 days in combat with the 32nd Infantr...

Duration:00:55:57

Born into the Navy

8/3/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 95-year-old Calvin Pascetta of North Las Vegas, NV appears on episode #587 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 1-5, 2019. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Pascetta enlisted in the Navy in October, 1941 and stayed in for...

Duration:00:55:02

WWII Service Led to Lunar Role

7/27/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 93-year-old Charlie Wilson of Bakersfield, CA appears on episode #586 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 25-29, 2019. A native of West New York, NJ, Wilson served with the 1503rd Air Transport Command in the Pacific d...

Duration:00:52:26

Left for Dead in Korea

7/20/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 89-year-old Tom Davis of Grover Beach, CA appears on episode #585 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 18-22, 2019. Davis operated a Browning Automatic Rifle while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division during the Korean...

Duration:00:54:47

Girl Scout Creates Hometown Heroes Database

7/13/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #584 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 11-14, 2019, continues the World War II memories of Purple Heart recipient Richard Grantham of Arroyo Grande, CA. If you missed the first part of the 93-year-old’s...

Duration:00:59:47

Sailor’s Story of Survival

7/6/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open Part I of Dick’s story in a new window Richard Grantham of Arroyo Grande, CA appears on episodes #583 and 584 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 4-7 and July 11-15, 2019, before and after his 93rd birthday. Grantham served on the attack transports USS DuPa...

Duration:00:51:02

East Coast U-Boat Encounter

6/29/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 93-year-old Frank Ormerod of Auburn, CA appears on episode #582 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 27-30, 2019. A native of Fall River, MA, Ormerod served aboard the destroyer USS Ordronaux (DD-617) during World War I...

Duration:00:50:29

Prolific Pilot’s Aerial Adventures

6/22/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Ray McClure of Sanger, CA appears on episode #581 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 20-23, 2019. Still a Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor at age 95, Ray has flown over 60 different aircraft in an aviation career...

Duration:00:57:26

From Hostile Beaches to Hollywood

6/15/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 99-year-old Bill Kendall of Henderson, NV appears on episode #580 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 13-16, 2019. A native of Boston, MA, Kendall saw himself as “Lucky Billy” after surviving invasions in S...

Duration:00:54:48

#DDay75: Return to Normandy

6/8/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #579 of Hometown Heroes, airing June 6-8, 2019, includes the Normandy story of one of 60 D-Day survivors who joined the heads of state of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States in marking the 75t...

Duration:00:47:56

#DDay75: Jumping Into France

6/1/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #578 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 30 – June 2, 2019, includes the address 175,000 Allied military personnel heard from General Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 6, 1944, and the memories of four men who ...

Duration:00:54:35

#DDay75: Remembering Valor

5/25/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #577 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 23-26, 2019, brings us closer to the 75th anniversary of the D-Day through the memories of two men who arrived in Normandy in two very different fashions on June 6, 1944....

Duration:00:53:23

#DDay75: Courage on Display

5/18/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #576 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 16-19, 2019, advances our countdown to the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion with the stories of three men who experienced that scene from three different vantage...

Duration:00:56:53

#DDay75: Caring for Casualties

5/11/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #575 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 9-12, 2019, continues our countdown to the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion by focusing on three ways in which people cared for and honored the enormous number o...

Duration:00:58:01

Countdown to #DDay75

5/4/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #574 of Hometown Heroes, airing May 2-5, 2019, begins our countdown to the 75th anniversary of the Normandy invasion by sharing memories from three men who experienced D-Day first hand. For a thorough list ...

Duration:00:52:26

14 Pacific Landings & Lifetime of Memories

4/27/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old Forrest Hilton of San Jose, CA appears on episode #573 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 25-28, 2019. A native of Pine Bluff, AR, Hilton was a boat engineer for landing craft operating off of the attack ...

Duration:00:55:14

English Professor’s OSS History

4/20/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 96-year-old George Wickes of Eugene, OR appears on episode #572 of Hometown Heroes, airing April 18-21, 2019. A native of Irondequoit, NY, Wickes served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War ...

Duration:00:54:06

Wounded in Kamikaze Attack

4/13/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #571 of Hometown Heroes, airing March April 11-14, 2019, features Part II of our interview with 99-year-old George Coburn of Oceanside, CA. Click here to access Part I of his interview, focusing in detail o...

Duration:00:50:29

Escaping a Sinking Ship at Pearl Harbor

4/6/2019
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 99-year-old George Coburn of Oceanside, CA appears on episode #570 of Hometown Heroes, airing March April 4-7, 2019. Coburn enlisted in the Navy at the age of 18 in 1938, and was aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma ...

Duration:00:52:32