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NO HOME FOR HEROES

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No Home For Heroes explores history's military mysteries regarding Americans who are missing in action from past wars.

No Home For Heroes explores history's military mysteries regarding Americans who are missing in action from past wars.

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United States

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No Home For Heroes explores history's military mysteries regarding Americans who are missing in action from past wars.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 62 - The Case of the Missing Florist

4/11/2021
BY ALL DESCRIPTIONS, ED AULT WAS PROBABLY THE MOST UNLIKELY OF ALL CANDIDATES TO BECOME A MISSING MARINE HERO DURING WORLD WAR TWO. HE WAS A 33 YEAR OLD MARRIED BUSINESSMAN WHOSE PROFESSION WAS AS A WHOLESALE FLORIST. ED WAS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICER WITH AN ACTIVE SOCIAL LIFE IN HIS COMMUNITY WHEN HE CHOSE TO ENLIST…LITTLE DID HE KNOW THAT A JAPANESE BULLET AWAITED HIM THOUSANDS OF MILES AWAY…AND LITTLE DID HIS FAMILY KNOW THAT HE WOULD REMAIN MISSING FOR ALMOST 80 YEARS. CAN A MAP...

Duration:00:18:37

Episode 61 - The USS Indianapolis: Show Me A Hero and I'll Write You A Tragedy

4/4/2021
IN 1945, THE FAMOUS WRITER F. SCOTT FITZGERALD WROTE: "SHOW ME A HERO AND I’LL WRITE YOU A TRAGEDY." WHICH MAKES US PONDER WHETHER OR NOT HIS FAMOUS QUOTE WAS INSPIRED BY A REAL NAVAL HERO IN 1945, CAPTAIN CHARLES BUTLER MCVAY III, WHOSE SHIP, THE USS INDIANAPOLIS, DELIVERED THE COMPONENTS OF THE FIRST ATOMIC BOMB WHICH EFFECTIVELY ENDED WORLD WAR II. THE TRAGEDY THAT ENSUED WHEN THE INDIANAPOLIS WAS SUNK, WITH THE LOSS OF 879 SAILORS AND MARINES AND THE SUBSEQUENT COURTS MARTIAL OF...

Duration:00:16:11

Episode 60 - Mom, I Won't Be Coming Home

3/27/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. A YOUNG MARINE, ON THE EVE OF GOING INTO BATTLE FOR THE FIRST TIME, WROTE HIS MOTHER TO SAY: "I AM THINKING OF WHAT I AM ABOUT TO DO FOR MY COUNTRY...NO MATTER WHAT THE COST IS, IT IS WELL WORTH IT." IT WASN’T THE FIRST TIME, THE YOUNG MARINE HAD TOLD HIS MOTHER THAT HE WOULDN’T BE COMING HOME. IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE WILL LET YOU HEAR THE MOTHER’S ANGUISH IN HER...

Duration:00:13:38

Episode 59 - I'd Bet The House To Bring Bud Home

3/20/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM CASE NUMBER 0271 IN THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SO SURE OF SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID “I’D BET THE HOUSE…” ON WHATEVER YOU THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE A SLAM DUNK? LIKE “I’D BET THE HOUSE THE RANGERS WILL WIN THE WORLD SERIES THIS YEAR. WELL, MAYBE THAT WOULD NOT BE A SMART BET. NOT EVEN MY MOM, THE MOST DIEHARD RANGERS FAN IN THE WORLD, WOULD HAVE SAID THAT! BUT OCCASIONALLY, ALONG...

Duration:00:16:53

Episode 58 - General Patton Watches Over Him, But No One Visits His Grave

3/13/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM CASE NUMBER 0122 IN THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. WE START TODAY’S PROGRAM WITH A TRIVIA QUESTION. WHERE IS FAMOUS WORLD WAR II GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON Jr. BURIED? IF YOU GUESSED ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY OR WEST POINT, YOU’D BE WRONG. IN FACT, IF YOU GUESSED ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES, YOU’D BE WRONG. HOW ABOUT NEAR A LONG FORGOTTEN BATTLEFIELD IN EUROPE? NOW YOU JUST MIGHT BE GETTING WARMER...

Duration:00:25:51

Episode 57 - Come Home To Me, Cliff

3/6/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM CASE NUMBER 0487 IN THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. IT’S A STORY THAT WAS PROBABLY REPEATED BY THE THOUSANDS DURING WORLD WAR II AND COULD EASILY BE TITLED, “COME HOME TO ME, JOHN”, “COME HOME TO ME, BOB”, OR JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER FIRST NAME OF A SCHOOL SWEETHEART GOING OFF TO WAR. IN FACT, OUT PRODUCTION ENGINEER CINDY SUGGESTED WE JUST NAME THE EPISODE “COME HOME TO ME.” BUT TODAY’S STORY HAS A...

Duration:00:17:49

Episode 56 - Dead or Alive? The Navy Said He Was Lost At Sea, Mom Said He Was Alive and Well

2/27/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. IT’S AN INCREDIBLE TALE OF A FAMILY BEING INFORMED BY THE NAVY THAT THEIR SON WAS MISSING IN ACTION ONLY TO RECEIVE A PHONE CALL FROM THE SAILOR AFTER HE WAS SUPPOSEDLY LOST AT SEA. INVESTIGATING THIS STRANGE CASE AND GETTING THE CONFUSING FACTS STRAIGHT, AND THE OFFICIAL RECORDS CORRECTED, ONLY TOOK 73 YEARS. WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO HISTORIAN RICHARD HULVER AND AUTHOR...

Duration:00:22:57

Episode 55 - From Pearl Harbor to Tarawa: Two Brothers, Two Marines, Two MIA's

2/20/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM CASE NUMBER 484 IN THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. IT’S THE STORY OF A YOUNG BOY EAGERLY AWAITING HIS 17TH BIRTHDAY SO HE COULD JOIN THE MARINES TO AVENGE THE LOSS OF HIS BIG BROTHER…ONLY TO BECOME A MIA HIMSELF.

Duration:00:21:54

Episode 54 - Finding One Lost Airman From The "Sweepy Time Gal"

2/13/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM CASE NUMBER 157 IN THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. IT’S THE STORY OF ONE SOLVED MYSTERY AND SIX MYSTERIES THAT REMAIN UNRESOLVED. SO, WE DEDICATE THIS EPISODE TO THE FAMILIES OF SIX CREW MEMBERS OF THE “SWEEPY TIME GAL”, A WORLD WAR 2 B-24 LIBERATOR BOMBER, WHO HAVE NOT YET MADE IT HOME FROM THEIR LAST MISSION.

Duration:00:17:45

Episode 53 - Two Heroes Buried Side By Side; But Only One Came Home

2/6/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM CASE NUMBER 471 IN THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. IT’S A REAL HEAD SCRATCHER THAT HAS DEFIED OUR BEST EFFORTS TO UNDERSTAND HOW AND WHY THE MYSTERY BEGAN SO LONG AGO. WHETHER YOU ARE A POLICE DETECTIVE OR A MILITARY INVESTIGATOR OR JUST AN AVID FAN OF THE PLETHORA OF “WHODUNIT” MYSTERIES ON TELEVISION, THERE ARE JUST SOME CASES THAT YOU JUST SHAKE YOUR HEAD AND SAY “HOW THE HECK DID THAT...

Duration:00:19:55

Episode 52 - The Proverbial "Innocent Bystander" Becomes a MIA

1/30/2021
TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS TAKEN FROM AN ACTIVE CASE IN THE FILES OF THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION BUT ONE THAT HAS NOT YET BEEN FULLY INVESTIGATED. WE HAVE NEVER DONE A PODCAST ON AN OPEN CASE BEFORE BUT WE NEED OUR LISTENER’S HELP TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF A NAVY SAILOR KILLED IN A BIZARRE SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES, BURIED AT A KNOWN LOCATION, AND THEN LOST TO HISTORY. C’MON EVERYONE, PUT ON YOUR SHERLOCK HOLMES SLEUTHING HATS, GRAB YOUR MAGNIFYING...

Duration:00:15:19

Episode 51 - Connecting Two Mysteries: A Lost Company of Marines and A Lost Cemetery

1/23/2021
WHAT DOES THE ENTIRE CASUALTY LIST OF A WORLD WAR II RIFLE COMPANY OF COMBAT MARINES, THE 1960’S SITCOM “GREEN ACRES”, AND A LOST CEMETERY ON AN OBSCURE PACIFIC ISLAND ALL HAVE IN COMMON? WE ARE GOING TO PUT ALL THESE DOTS TOGETHER FOR YOU IN TODAY'S EPISODE 51 OF "NO HOME FOR HEROES."

Duration:00:17:20

Episode 50 - All Things Come To Those Who Wait

1/16/2021
The proverb “all things come to those who wait” means if people are persistent and patient, they will finally achieve their goal. In other words, it means a person must exercise patience when working on something close to his heart, even to reach the goal he/she desires. WHEN I WORKED FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE THERE WAS NOTHING CLOSER TO MY HEART THAN FINDING A WAY TO GIVE THEIR NAMES BACK TO THE PEARL HARBOR HEROES, WHO WERE BURIED AS SIMPLY “UNKNOWN” AND GETTING THEM HOME TO THEIR...

Duration:00:13:15

Episode 49 - Whatsa Matter? Ya Wanna Live Forever?

1/11/2021
WE CAN WARN YOU RIGHT UP FRONT THAT TODAY’S MYSTERY IS NOT YET SOLVED…BUT IT INVOLVES A YOUNG MARINE FROM A SMALL TOWN IN MISSISSIPPI WHO ACCEPTED HIS SERGEANT’S CHALLENGE TO CLIMB OVER A SEAWALL INTO WITHERING ENEMY FIRE, ONLY TO VANISH INTO HISTORY…DON’T GIVE UP JUST YET, WE ARE STILL ON THE CASE!

Duration:00:15:44

Episode 48 - Lost At Sea and Found in New York

1/2/2021
HERE’S TODAY’S RIDDLE FOR YOU TO SOLVE…HOW CAN A BOMBER PILOT BE LISTED AS LOST AT SEA IN THE PACIFIC DURING WORLD WAR 2 ONLY TO BE FOUND IN NEW YORK ALMOST 75 YEARS LATER? STAY TUNED WHILE WE SPIN A STORY THAT IS JUST TOO STRANGE TO BE TRUE…BUT IT IS…

Duration:00:17:47

Episode 47 - MIA Ghosts Trapped on the Bottom of Pearl Harbor

12/1/2019
EPISODE 47 MARKS THE END OF THE YEARLY PODCAST BROADCAST SEASON BY THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. IT ALSO HERALDS THE 78TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR ON DECEMBER 7, 1941. IN A SPECIAL PODCAST EPISODE COMMEMORATING THE BEGINNING OF WORLD WAR TWO FOR THE UNITED STATES, WE WILL TELL THE STORY OF THREE VERY YOUNG SAILORS WHO WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THEIR SUNKEN BATTLESHIP FOR SIXTEEN DAYS ON THE BOTTOM OF PEARL HARBOR. IT IS A HORRIFIC STORY. IT IS A...

Duration:00:16:52

Episode 46 - Unknown X-168: The Midget Case

11/24/2019
THERE WAS A PERSON WHO ONCE WORKED AT THE JOINT POW MIA ACCOUNTING COMMAND KNOWN AS "COMMANDER ZERO." THE "ZERO" PART OF HIS NICKNAME WAS BECAUSE HE WAS BASICALLY WORTHLESS. ONE OF HIS SAYINGS WAS “I THOUGHT I MADE A MISTAKE ONCE, BUT THEN I FOUND OUT I WAS WRONG”. TODAY’S EPISODE OF “NO HOME FOR HEROES” IS DEDICATED TO COMMANDER ZERO BECAUSE, AS YOU WILL HEAR, WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. STAY TUNED WHILE WE TELL YOU ABOUT A “SLAM DUNK” CASE WERE ALL THE CLUES POINTED TO JUST TWO MOST LIKELY...

Duration:00:17:44

Episode 45 - Solving Two Mysteries By Finding One MIA

11/16/2019
STAY TUNED FOR EPISODE 45 OF "NO HOME FOR HEROES" WHILE WE TELL YOU ABOUT A MISSING MARINE WHOSE CASE WAS SOLVED USING THE TINIEST OF CLUES ONLY GRUDGINGLY OBTAINED FROM THE GOVERNMENT BY USE OF A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AND ONE WHERE THE SOLUTION PROVED TO UNRAVEL NOT JUST ONE BUT TWO OF HISTORY’S MILITARY MYSTERIES. THE CASE IS PERHAPS THE MOST STUNNING VALIDATION TO DATE OF THE INVESTIGATIVE WORK DONE BY THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INTO FINDING MISSING AMERICAN...

Duration:00:21:23

Episode 44 - A MIA From the War to End All Wars

11/9/2019
WORLD WAR ONE ENDED IN AN ARMISTICE ON THE ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH OF 1918. EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER, THE WAR'S END INSPIRED THE CREATION OF VETERAN'S DAY ON NOVEMBER 11, 1919. TODAY'S EPISODE IF OUR SPECIAL 2019 TRIBUTE TO VETERAN'S DAY. STAY TUNED TO EPISODE 44 OF "NO HOME FOR HEROES" WHILE WE TELL YOU ABOUT A YOUNG MAN WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY OVER A HUNDRED YEARS AGO BUT WHO IS STILL REMEMBERED IN HIS SMALL HOMETOWN OF DERIDDER, LOUISIANA,...

Duration:00:17:27

Episode 43 - The Case of the Vanishing Corpsman

11/2/2019
EPISODE 43 OF "NO HOME FOR HEROES" IS A SPECIAL STORY ABOUT ONE OF THE 27 NAVY CORPSMEN WHO WERE KILLED IN ACTION DURING THE BATTLE OF TARAWA IN 1943. STAY TUNED WHILE WE TELL YOU ABOUT A LITTLE KNOWN GROUP OF MEN WHO WERE NOT WARRIORS BUT WHO WENT IN HARMS WAY TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THEIR MARINE BUDDIES…AND ONE CORPSMAN IN PARTICULAR WHO DIDN’T COME HOME TO TEXAS AFTER THE WAR. A VERY SPECIAL HERO INDEED!

Duration:00:21:41