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




Episode 10 - A "Wee Vee" Sailor Reports Home

Episode 10 begins with the seldom heard speech by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt recorded live in its entirety when he addressed Congress the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. While you may have listened to the oft quoted 30 second snippet of President Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech, the entire address tells a much more complete story. One of the casualties of that attack was a sailor on the USS West Virginia, a battleship affectionately nicknamed...


Episode 9 - Goldy Goes Home

Episode 9 is a very, very special edition of NO HOME FOR HEROES. It is our honor and our privilege to introduce you to a 97 year old Marine who describes in his own words how he helped bury a fellow Marine in the sand after the Battle of Tarawa. The buried Marine was lost for almost 75 years until our good friend, Sergeant Edward Gazel, provided the essential clue for investigators of the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation to identify the burial location of CPL Claire Eulin...


Episode 8 - A Marine Lost Before His Daughter is Born

Episode 8 is part love story and part war story. We explore File Number 0191 from the investigative case files of the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation regarding a 25 year old lumber mill worker from Oregon who became a combat veteran in the steamy jungles of Guadalcanal in World War II. After being shipped with his unit to New Zealand for a period of rest, refit, and retraining, our young Private First Class found love in this far off land. Not wanting to wait for the war...


Episode 7 - Shaking the Tree Searching for Seaman Elm

So what do John Dillinger, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Lindbergh Kidnapping have to do with a missing American sailor who was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941? Episode 7 features a special guest: United States Navy Captain Chris Stone, currently the commanding officer of the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy, to help explain a case that baffled the government's MIA investigators for over seventy years. It was an example of not being able to see the forest...


Episode 6 - A Marine at 16 and a MIA at 17

Episode 6 explores File Number 0414 from the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation's investigative case files of missing American service members. It is the case of Private Edwin William Jordan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who convinced his father to go along with the desire of a fifteen year old boy to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and the tireless efforts of an aunt to seek his release from combat duty in the South Pacific. Private Jordan stormed the beach at Tarawa...


Episode 5 - The Case of Edward's Dog Tags

Episode 5 discusses of the case of Private First Class Alfred Edwards from Oklahoma. PFC Edwards was one of over 500 MIA's from the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. His family requested an investigation by the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation regarding his fate and, thanks to a federal lawsuit filed by the Foundation under the Freedom of Information, documents were found that provided the last remaining piece of the puzzle to solve the mystery. And, in an incredible surprise bonus,...


Episode 4 - A Shot In The Dark

This episode explores the case of Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare who was lost during a night fighter mission on 26 November 1943. LCDR O'Hare was a Medal of Honor recipient credited with destroying five Japanese aircraft in a single battle a year before he was lost. When O'Hare's Hellcat fighter was last seen he was over the Pacific Ocean about 60 miles from Tarawa; however, he is officially considered an "Unresolved" casualty from the Battle of Tarawa in the Defense...


Episode 2 - The Myth of No Man Left Behind

Episode 2 described the Battle of Tarawa fought between Japan and the United States during World War II. Over 1,000 U.S. servicemen were killed during the battle but the bodies of only 532 were recovered from 41 different cemeteries on Tarawa after the war, including 282 who were initially unidentified and classified as "Unknown". The episode discusses the continuing efforts to locate, recover, and identify over 500 missing American servicemen from this battle including the efforts of the...


Episode 3 - The MIA's Who Never Were

Episode 3 describes the investigations into eight Marines who were officially listed as "Missing In Action" by the Department of Defense from the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. The cases were resolved by Chief Rick Stone in 2011 by determining that the MIA Marines were never missing in the first place. One case involved a Marine who survived the battle and sought assistance by the Veteran's Administration in 1977 only to be told that he could not be helped because he had been killed in action in...


Episode 1 - How It All Began

Episode 1 describes Chief Rick Stone's appointment to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) as a member of the Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Intelligence Directorate. JPAC's mission was to locate, recover, and identify missing American service men and women from our past wars. Other items of discussion in this podcast: 1) Use of the Random Incident Statistical Correlation System (RISC) to compare those buried as "Unknowns" with MIA's 2) Primary investigative...