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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.

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English


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Episode 19 - The Eternal Patrol of the USS Triton

5/18/2019
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Episode 19 of NO HOME FOR HEROES describes the case of a World War II American submarine that was listed as "Lost With All Hands" on her sixth war patrol in 1943. The details of the loss was officially listed as being under unknown circumstances. But today's episode will solve that mystery for you. And, there is even more mystery in the loss of the USS Triton. Her ship's bell is today on display at the Navy's Great Lakes Naval Training Center, even though the ship has never been found. How...

Duration:00:19:55

Episode 18 - The Fighting Fool From Bowie, Texas

5/11/2019
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EPISODE 18 IS ABOUT AN ACTIVE CASE INVESTIGATION BY THE CHIEF RICK STONE AND FAMILY CHARITABLE FOUNDATION WHERE OUR RESEARCHERS NEED YOUR HELP TO LOCATE AN MIA'S FAMILY TO TELL THEM THE RESULTS OF OUR INVESTIGATION…AND OUR BELIEF OF WHERE THEIR MISSING MARINE LIES UNDISCOVERED TO THIS VERY DAY! THE HERO WITHOUT A HOME WE WILL HIGHLIGHT TODAY IS A “NOT TOO PERFECT” MARINE WHO CHAFED UNDER MILITARY RULES AND REGULATIONS BUT TOLD HIS BUDDY THAT HE THOUGHT HE WOULD BE A “FIGHTING FOOL” IF...

Duration:00:18:51

Episode 17 - Finding Private Fox...Where Have You Been?

5/4/2019
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EPISODE 17 PROVIDES DETAILS OF THE FIRST “UNKNOWN” FROM THE BATTLE OF TARAWA THAT WAS RECOVERED AND IDENTIFIED FROM AN AMERICAN CEMETERY. THE FACTS OF THIS RECOVERY ARE STILL SHROUDED IN MYSTERY OVER 75 YEARS AFTER THE HERO WENT MISSING AND OVER TWO YEARS AFTER HE WAS OFFICIALLY IDENTIFIED! PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JACK JUNIOR FOX CONTINUES TO AWAIT RETURN HOME TO HIS FAMILY FOR BURIAL OVER TWO YEARS AFTER HIS IDENTIFICATION WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. HIS REMAINS SIT IN A...

Duration:00:24:34

Episode 16 - A U-Boat Attack AFTER the War Was Over

4/27/2019
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EPISODE 16 EXPLORES HOW A WORLD WAR II GERMAN SUBMARINE EITHER DIDN’T GET THE MESSAGE THAT THE WAR WAS OVER or DECIDED TO IGNORE THE ORDER AND ATTACK AN AMERICAN MERCHANT SHIP OFF THE COAST OF RHODE ISLAND IN MAY 1945. IN THE WORDS OF A JAPANESE ADMIRAL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR “I FEAR WE HAVE AWAKENED A SLEEPING GIANT AND FILLED HIM WITH A TERRIBLE RESOLVE”, THIS ATTACK CAUSED AN INCENSED AMERICAN NAVY TO PULLED OUT ALL THE STOPS TO EXACT REVENGE ON THE GERMAN U-BOAT THAT CAUSED...

Duration:00:35:50

Episode 15 - The Lost Phantoms of Tarawa

4/20/2019
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Episode 15 on NO HOME FOR HEROES is not science fiction…it’s absolutely true, but it’s truly "Twilight Zone" spooky! Fair warning that this episode is a little longer than our usual episodes as we explore the cases of 25 different CASUALTIES FROM THE BATTLE OF TARAWA. MIA's who WERE LISTED AS WOUNDED IN ACTION AND TRANSPORTED OFF THE INVASION BEACHES FOR TREATMENT ON A NEARBY SHIP…ONLY TO VANISH into the mists of history AND be LISTED AS “MISSING IN ACTION” for over 75 years. THERE...

Duration:00:27:37

Episode 14 - The Case of the Blonde Bomber

4/13/2019
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Episode 14 is a very unusual case In this case all of us will learn a very valuable lesson about the importance of family history and making sure that our legacies, whatever they may be, a passed down to future generations. We LEARN HOW A B-24 BOMBER BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN SHOT DOWN OVER GERMANY IN 1944 REALLY WASN’T…AND HOW 8 MISSING CREWMEN OF THE BOMBER REALLY WEREN’T MISSING AT ALL. In the end, we are able to help A FAMILY FIND OUT THE REAL FACTS THAT THEIR OWN FAMILY HISTORY HAD...

Duration:00:19:43

Episode 13 - A Tarawa "Whodunit"

4/6/2019
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Episode 13 will walk you through a very difficult case, the type of which is known in law enforcement as a “whodunit”. You will get an actual feel for how MIA cases are investigated and how most of them are not simple “slam dunks” even in the age of sophisticated technologies, computers, and DNA comparisons. Like most "whodunit" investigations, Episode 13 will take us down dead end paths, false leads, mistakes by the investigator, and host of other frustrations that left us scratching...

Duration:00:26:03

Episode 12 - The Case of the Sicilian Fingerprint

3/30/2019
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In Episode 12 the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation examines the case of perhaps THE VERY FIRST AMERICAN CASUALTY OF THE INVASION OF SICILY IN World War II. Seaman First Class Paul Bernard Wilson WAS BURIED IN THE SAND ON THE BEACH WHERE HE DIED, ONLY TO BE LOST TO HISTORY SINCE THE DAY OF HIS DEATH on 10 July 1943. Could TWO LONG FORGOTTEN FINGERPRINTS HOLD THE CLUE TO SOLVING THE CASE…A CASE FILE THAT HAD FBI DIRECTOR J. EDGAR HOOVER’S ORIGINAL SIGNATURE…COULD DIRECTOR...

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 11 - Cindy Finds a Map With "X Marks the Spot"

3/23/2019
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Episode 11 has all the components of a New York Times best seller. The friendship of two Marines who had the irony of being the last combat casualties AFTER the official end of a major battle. A lost cemetery for almost three quarters of a century that was full of missing American servicemen...An idiotic government policy that prevented their discovery...A map with the famous “X marks the spot” just like the old pirate stories of buried treasure...And a Marine’s help from beyond the grave...

Duration:00:17:46

Episode 10 - A "Wee Vee" Sailor Reports Home

3/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:22:25

Episode 9 - Goldy Goes Home

3/9/2019
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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...

Duration:00:20:24

Episode 8 - A Marine Lost Before His Daughter is Born

3/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:51

Episode 7 - Shaking the Tree Searching for Seaman Elm

2/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:25:08

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

2/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:07

Episode 5 - The Case of Edward's Dog Tags

2/9/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:25:26

Episode 4 - A Shot In The Dark

2/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:14:17

Episode 2 - The Myth of No Man Left Behind

2/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:13:28

Episode 3 - The MIA's Who Never Were

2/6/2019
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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...

Duration:00:23:49

Episode 1 - How It All Began

2/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:14:58