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Stories of Sacrifice Podcast are interviews with families of our Nation's POW/MIAs who are currently buried as Unknown in our National Cemeteries or still listed as Missing in Action. These families are trying to get their MIA loved one identified through DNA. This is a production of the US POW/MIA Family Locating. Please consider supporting us!

Stories of Sacrifice Podcast are interviews with families of our Nation's POW/MIAs who are currently buried as Unknown in our National Cemeteries or still listed as Missing in Action. These families are trying to get their MIA loved one identified through DNA. This is a production of the US POW/MIA Family Locating. Please consider supporting us!

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United States

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Stories of Sacrifice Podcast are interviews with families of our Nation's POW/MIAs who are currently buried as Unknown in our National Cemeteries or still listed as Missing in Action. These families are trying to get their MIA loved one identified through DNA. This is a production of the US POW/MIA Family Locating. Please consider supporting us!

Language:

English

Contact:

(786) 259-0010


Episodes

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - LT Walter A. Kelso Jr EP21

10/26/2020
LT Walter A. Kelso Jr. - 19th Bomb Group, US Army Air Corps who fought valiantly in the defense of the Philippines during the outbreak of WW2. He was held in POW camps in the Philippine Islands from May 1942 until his transfer to POW Slave Labor Camps in Japan in December 1944 aboard the infamous “Hell Ships.” How LT Kelso survived the horrendous treatment in the POW Camps in the Philippines and the Hell Ship events during transport to the Japanese Island is astonishing but through all he...

Duration:01:18:38

Stories of Sacrifice American POW/MIAs - Public Service Broadcast Promoting Homefront Support EP 20

10/12/2020
Public Service Broadcast - Promoting Homefront Support of the War Effort is sound recording originally recorded by the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) public service program during the early part of WW2 which featured Sergeant Alvin C. York, World War I veteran, speaking from Knoxville, Tennessee; and Richard Martin Scheuns, Sr., a German - American veteran of World War I, speaking from Memphis, Tennessee. Barry Kroger was the narrator. This recording was made public again by the National...

Duration:00:36:04

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - PFC Juan F. Gutierrez Misidentified EP 19

6/27/2020
Wrong remains buried by the wrong family. ANOTHER MISIDENTIFICATION – THE CASE OF PFC JUAN F. GUTIERREZ. Mistakes are a fact of life. What counts is the response to errors. Ever wonder why the U.S. Government does NOT want to identify the missing from World War II? Listen Now. SOS Logo Headgear - https://lidlaunch.com/Product?id=405 https://lidlaunch.com/Product?id=404 SOS RV Traveling MIA Merch Shop - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/rv-traveling-mia-researcher/ Direct Support -...

Duration:00:16:13

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - PVT Arthur H. “Bud” Kelder EP 18

6/17/2020
Private Arthur H. “Bud” Kelder, First Unknown Returned to his Family Bud’s story is typical of those who died in the Cabanatuan POW camp after surviving the Bataan Death March. He was the first of more than 300 Unknowns to be returned to his family. Why is the Department of Defense dragging their feet on returning all of them? NPR’s All Things Considered – Grave Science ProPublicia – Failing the Fallen Subscribe to our YouTube Channel -...

Duration:00:10:36

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - 1LT Alexander R. Nininger (MoH) Final Part 5

6/9/2020
Nininger Part 5 – Hell Hath No Fury Like a Confused Bureaucrat THE ARMY HAD A PROBLEM. THE PUBLIC WANTED TO KNOW WHERE THEIR HERO WAS AND A NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE HELL WAS GOING ON. http://bataanmissing.com/2020/06/02/nininger-part-5-hell-hath-no-fury-like-a-confused-bureaucrat/ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/c/RVTravelingMIAResearcher Please visit our affiliate links that help support our Podcast. Bear in mind these are...

Duration:00:10:28

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - 1LT Alexander R. Nininger (MoH) A Battle That Has Not Ended

5/27/2020
This is a series of articles written by our friends at BataanMissing.com about the 1st MoH recipient of WW2 who is still listed as MIA in the Philippines and his family's fight with our own Government to bring Sandy home for a proper, respectful burial and the Honor he deserves. Part 1 - Remains of Medal of Honor Recipient Not Identified Because Army Can’t Unscrew Their Screwup 1LT Alexander “Sandy” Nininger was consigned to the grave of an Unknown Soldier by the celebrity of the Medal of...

Duration:00:36:40

Stories of Sacrifice, Bonus Episode - Major Zachariah Fike, Purple Hearts Reunited

5/13/2020
Major Zachariah Fike - Zac is currently an Active Duty Army Infantry Major with over 22 years of service to his country, both as an enlisted man and officer. He has combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, participated in multi-national operations in Macedonia, counter drug operations on the Mexican border, and taken part in numerous emergency response efforts in the United States. He has served as a Company Commander three times, giving him a wide range of experience within Operations,...

Duration:00:53:16

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - Hide and Seek at the West Point Cemetery EP 15

5/5/2020
1st LT Ira Cheaney’s remains were identified, then misplaced, then buried at West Point. Then the Army buried the report that showed they had buried the wrong remains. Part 2 in a series of stories researched and written by our friends at BataanMissing.com. For more information on this story and copies of the declassified file please visit - http://bataanmissing.com/2020/04/21/1lt-ira-cheaney-dsc/ Please visit our website for more information about our services to POW/MIA families -...

Duration:00:15:17

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - Who is Buried in Cheaney's Grave EP 14

4/29/2020
Over the next few weeks and months we are bringing you a series of stories researched and written by our friends at BataanMissing.com. From casualties to cover ups at all levels of our government and newly declassified documents that just might shed some light on a 70 year mystery, with the hope it may bring a few more of our Nation’s Missing in Action heroes home. For more information on this story and copies of the declassified file please visit -...

Duration:00:11:05

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - Last Letters Home EP13

3/27/2020
Last Letters Home - featuring letters that were written home by three POW/MIA's who died in the Philippines during WW2. Please visit our website for more information about our services to POW/MIA families - https://www.uspowmiafamilylocating.com Please visit our affiliate links that help support our Podcast. Bear in mind these are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you! Keep in mind that I link these companies...

Duration:00:34:11

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - Major James "Jim" O'Donovan EP12

2/19/2020
On today’s Stories of Sacrifice we will be discussing a very heroic POW/MIA who was awarded our Country's second highest combat valor award, the Distinguished Service Cross. Major James J. O’Donovan was the Executive Officer of the 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. Major O’Donovan led by example on the front lines during the ill-fated defense of the Philippines. Always packing three pistols, he proved to be an inspiring leader to his men and a very aggressive, courageous fighter. He...

Duration:01:37:41

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - 1st LT Carol (Cal) Cahoon EP11

2/8/2020
1st Lt. Carol I. Cahoon grew up in a ranching family on the range land of Idaho. He was a member of the Idaho National Guard and later joined the US Army in California. 1st LT Cahoon was assigned to the 26th Cavalry Regiment, one of the Officers in charge of the Scout Car Platoon. The Scout Car Platoon was responsible for the transportation of men and supplies using light armored cars and trucks. Unfortunately 1st LT Cahoon was Killed in Action on 7 January 1942 near Layac Junction on the...

Duration:01:20:00

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - PVT Israel Goldberg EP10

2/3/2020
PVT Israel Goldberg was born in Massachusetts, the son of Russian immigrants who served with the Hq Squadron, 24th Pursuit Gp, US Army Air Corps in the Philippines at the outbreak of WW2. When the Philippines was attacked by the Japanese, PVT Goldberg was then assigned to the Provisional Air Corps Infantry, an infantry unit of airmen retrained as Infantry soldiers who fought on the front lines in the defense of Battaan. When the Bataan forces were surrendered he was among those who endured...

Duration:00:50:47

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - S1c Beauran R. O'Kane EP09

1/20/2020
Seaman First Class Beauran Roy O'Kane was born 29 Dec 1925 to Clyde and Edith (Looney) O’Kane of Kern County California. S1c O’Kane joined the U.S. Navy and was one of 12 members of Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 assigned as the tail gunner aboard PB4Y-2 Privateer. On 1 June 1945 his last mission, they took off from Puerto Princesa Airfield on Palawan Island piloted by Commander Howard F. Mears on a routine patrol, photographic reconnaissance mission with PB4Y-1 Liberator piloted by Lt(jg)...

Duration:00:38:10

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - Sweet Land of Liberty Author Timothy L. Porter Interview EP08

1/17/2020
Interview with Timothy L. Porter who helped support the family compile the history of Talmadge Smithey who was serving as a member of the US Navy on the USS Canopus in the Philippine Islands when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. When Japanese attacks on US forces in the Philippines followed in 1942, the USS Canopus was severely damaged and Smithey and his comrades scuttled the ship to prevent it from getting into enemy hands. Smithey and his fellow shipmates then joined US and...

Duration:00:39:26

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - Compiled Interviews of POWs Who Returned Home EP07

1/15/2020
This Podcast came about after spending the last 4 years researching hundreds of POW/MIAs who died in the notorious prison camps in the Pacific. I have done this by helping MIA families find the other families to convince them to give their DNA in hopes that one day their loved one will be identified. The mission of the Stories of Sacrifice Podcast is to bring you the life story of those who did not make it home to their loved ones or if their remains were sent home the odds are not all of...

Duration:00:55:00

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - SGT Leonard James McNeill Ep06

1/10/2020
SGT Leonard James McNeill - was born 3 November 1917 in Fairview, Prince Edward Island, Canada to parents William and Margaret (Buchanan) McNeill. The family immigrated to Somerville, MA on 19 August 1923 and later SGT McNeill moved to Florida. In 1938 while living in Orlando, FL, Leonard met and married the love of his life, Melba Culbreth. He made a living for his family working as a soda clerk and bartender. Leonard and Melba had a daughter, a son, and a stepson. With WW2 in full swing...

Duration:01:00:12

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - USCG LT. Crotty PT1 EP05

12/27/2019
In this two part episode I will talk about the US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard. In todays Part 1 EP - The single US Coast Guardsman who fought valiantly in defense of Bataan and Corregidor but died at Cabanatuan, LT Thomas James Eugene Crotty of Buffalo, NY better known as Jimmy to his close friends and family, was identified earlier this year. 77 Years after his death, LT Thomas James Eugene Crotty’s remains were returned to his family in New York and buried with Honor under a headstone...

Duration:00:11:38

Stories of Sacrifice - POW/MIAs - PVT Martin Kunik EP04

12/23/2019
Buried as an "Unknown" at the Manila American Cemetery - PVT Martin Kunik, served with Company H, 31st Infantry Regiment in the Philippines at the outbreak of WW2. Martin was captured by the Japanese when General King surrendered the Bataan forces on 9 April 1942. Martin died at the notorious POW Camp Cabanatuan in July 1942. This is Martin's story of being an immigrant to the US, his ultimate sacrifice for our Freedoms and his family's struggle to get Martin identified to be brought home...

Duration:01:37:42

Stories of Sacrifice, POW/MIAs - POW Burial History at Cabanatuan EP03

12/19/2019
Thousands of United States Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and civilians were taken prisoners of war (POW) by the Japanese in the Philippine Islands between 7 December 1941 and 8 May 1942. The saga of the battle for the Philippines and the horrible treatment the survivors received in Japanese POW camps is the subject of numerous books and articles, but there are few resources that articulate graves registration operations, especially those focused on recovering and identifying the remains of...

Duration:01:04:20