Hometown Heroes

Minnesota

16
SEP
2017

POW/MIA Recognition Day

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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.
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29
OCT
2016

Twice-wounded Bombardier Beats the Odds

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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 94-year-old Denny Thompson of Sonora, CA appears on episode #443 of Hometown Heroes, airing October 28-30, 2016. A native of Fargo, ND, Thompson grew up in Staples, MN, where he trapped mink and...
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27
FEB
2016

Heroics Hidden for Half Century

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Use controls above or click here to open this Hometown Heroes podcast in a new window 90-year-old Royce Williams of Escondido, CA shares his story on episode #408 of Hometown Heroes, debuting February 27, 2016. It’s a story he was not allowed to share for more than a half...
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31
OCT
2015

Kamikaze Foiled, Life Spared

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LISTEN to Bob Ashburn on Hometown Heroes 90-year-old Bob Ashburn of Atwater, CA appears on episode #391 of Hometown Heroes, debuting October 31, 2015. A native of Torrington, WY, Ashburn served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. The oldest of four boys, Ashburn...
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27
JUN
2015

Man on a Mission

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LISTEN to George Hansen on Hometown Heroes 91-year-old George Hansen of Clovis, CA appears on episode #373 of Hometown Heroes, debuting June 27, 2015. A native of Minnesota who spent some of his childhood in Canada before his family moved to Bend, OR, Hansen served with the 11th...
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15
NOV
2014

PT Boat Skipper Remembers

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LISTEN to Gordon Caldis on Hometown Heroes 94-year-old Gordon Caldis appears on episode #341 of Hometown Heroes, debuting November 15, 2014. A native of Bertha, MN who grew up in Thief River Falls, Gordon helped lead the Prowlers of Thief River Falls High School to the Minnesota...
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06
JUL
2013

Ex-Prisoner of War Remembers

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Use controls above or click here to open part 1 of Robert Farwell’s interview in a new window Use controls above or click here to open part 2 of Robert Farwell’s interview in a new window 93-year-old Robert Farwell of Bakersfield, CA appears on the July 6, 2013...
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07
JUL
2012

Marine Worked With Code Talkers

LISTEN to Bud Erickson of Hometown Heroes 92-year-old Bud Erickson of Visalia, CA appears on the July 7, 2012 edition of Hometown Heroes on KMJ, airing at 1 p.m. on AM 580 and 5 p.m. on FM 105.9. Born Sylvester Erickson in San Francisco in 1919, he was raised in Minnesota, and...
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