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Hometown Heroes

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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

Description:

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

Critical Calculations

12/16/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 97-year-old Tom Hidalgo of Creston, CA appears on episode #502 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 15-17, 2017....

Duration: 00:51:34


Centenarian’s Marauder Memories

12/9/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 100-year-old George Eldridge of Nampa, ID appears on episode #501 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 8-10, 2017. A native of Alma, KS, Eldridge was drafted into the Army before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nearly 3...

Duration: 00:51:55


76 Years Later

12/2/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #500 of Hometown Heroes, airing December 1-3, 2017, prepares you for the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor through the memories of three men who were on three different ships in the harbor on D...

Duration: 00:54:01


USS Midway Museum

11/25/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #499 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 24-26, 2017, comes your way from the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. You’ll hear from the ship’s historian, as well as two docents....

Duration: 00:53:28


Bulge Roadblock Recalled

11/18/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 92-year-old Larry Cosgrove of Signal Hill, CA appears on episode #498 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 17-19, 2017. Cosgrove served with the 467th Ordnance Evacuation Company in Europe during World War II....

Duration: 00:57:30


Veterans Day 2017

11/11/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #497 of Hometown Heroes, marking Veterans Day 2017, features five different veterans who shared their stories with us this year, with new developments that have happened since their radio appearances....

Duration: 00:54:52


Bulge Survivor’s Bronze Star

11/4/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 98-year-old John Parker of Merced, CA appears on episode #496 of Hometown Heroes, airing November 3-5, 2017. A native of Laveen, AZ, Parker was one of four brothers to serve in our armed forces during World War II....

Duration: 00:54:50


Marine Father Inspires Son’s Quest

10/28/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 94-year-old Art Smith of Escondido, CA appears on episode #495 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 27-29, 2017. A native of Illinois who grew up in Michigan, Smith participated in the 1944 recapturing of Guam with t...

Duration: 00:55:33


Escape from Bataan

10/21/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 97-year-old Cipriano Guinto of Bakersfield, CA appears on episode #494 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 20-22, 2017. A native of Macabebe on the island of Luzon, Guinto enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 in 1938...

Duration: 00:56:29


POW Perspective, His and Hers

10/7/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #492 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 6-8, 2017, introduces you to Ed and Dorothy Kromminga, native Iowans who celebrated their 73rd anniversary this year in Hollister, CA. You’ll hear what Ed remem...

Duration: 00:49:18


Sailor on a Mission

9/30/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 97-year-old Al Skaret of Seattle, WA appears on episode #491 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 29 – October 1, 2017. Born in Canada to immigrants from Norway, Al came to the U.S. as a toddler. He has spent...

Duration: 00:56:35


Navy Pilot Remembers

9/23/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 98-year-old Del Byler of Hollister, CA appears on episode #490 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 22-24, 2017. A native of Kalvesta, KS, Byler was a Navy fighter pilot during World War II and the Korean War....

Duration: 00:53:35


POW/MIA Recognition Day

9/16/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #489 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 15-17, 2017 marks National POW/MIA Recognition Day with excerpts from the stories of three different World War II prisoners of war....

Duration: 00:56:29


Ex-POW Won’t Forget

9/9/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 94-year-old Al Findley of Los Osos, CA appears on episode #488 of Hometown Heroes, airing September 8-10, 2017. A native of Bartlesville, OK, Findley flew 26 missions as a B-24 radioman with the 786th Bomb Squadron...

Duration: 00:59:06


Ship Found, Memories Stirred

8/26/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window Episode #486 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 25-27, 2017, focuses on the discovery of the heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis, 72 years after it was sunk by a Japanese submarine. You’ll hear briefly from billion...

Duration: 00:51:28


Vandalized Vet Awed by Support

8/19/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 92-year-old William “Bill” Barclay of Las Vegas, NV appears one episode #485 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 18-20, 2017. A native of Trenton, NJ, Barclay served aboard the destroyer escort USS Stockd...

Duration: 00:51:24


Wounded Veteran Keeps Promise

8/12/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 93-year-old George Poplin of Clovis, CA appears on episode #484 of Hometown Heroes, airing August 11-13, 2017. A native of Meeker, OK, Poplin served on a machine gun crew with Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd ...

Duration: 00:55:13


Corpsman Overcomes PTSD

8/5/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 91-year-old Jack Gutman of Anaheim, CA appears on episode #483 of Hometown Heroes, relating memories from his time as a Navy corpsman during World War II....

Duration: 01:05:10


Ship ‘Miraculously Escaped’

7/29/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 93-year-old Bill Mills of Modesto, CA appears on episode #482 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 28-30, 2017. A native of Wister, OK, Mills served aboard the seaplane tender USS Curtiss (AV-4) from 1943-46....

Duration: 00:53:54


Fateful Rhine Patrol

7/22/2017
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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 91-year-old Bill Koning of Modesto, CA appears on episode #481 of Hometown Heroes, airing July 21-23, 2017. A native of Grand Rapids, MI, Koning served with the 86th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II....

Duration: 00:53:04

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