Hometown Heroes with Paul Loeffler airs every Saturday at
1 p.m. on Fresno, California's KMJ 580 AM.
With a different veteran of World War II featured each week,
Hometown Heroes is a free-flowing journey back in time,
complete with music from the 1940s. The purpose of the
program is threefold:
1. To honor the service of men and women who joined 16
million other Americans serving in our military during
World War II.
2. To preserve for posterity the memories of those
veterans, and their unique perspectives on the history they
3. To inspire current and future generations of Americans
to live up to the legacy of service and sacrifice that our
"Greatest Generation" has provided for us.
September 14, 2008: Guy Hardin - U.S. Navy, Pearl Harbor Survivor
August 30, 2008: Earl Watson - 1317th Engineer General Service Regiment
August 10, 2008: Francis Cauwels - Purple Heart Recipient
August 3, 2008: Norris Jernigan - 509th Composite Group
July 20, 2008: Edgar Deatherage
July 6: 2008: Fumio "Ike" Ikeda - Nisei veteran - M.I.S.
July 11, 2009: Ralph Johnson - 94th Bomb Group Bombardier
July 4, 2009: Bill Cahow - B-17 Bomber Pilot
June 27, 2009: Daryl Slusher - Joint Services Honor Command; Earl Watson
June 20, 2009: Don Ball - B-17 Radioman/gunner
June 13, 2009: Lee Angelich - USS Rixey
June 6, 2009: Robert Angelich -
May 30, 2009: From WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
May 23, 2009: From USS Arizona Memorial - Pearl Harbor survivors
Herb Weatherwax and Alfred Rodrigues
May 9, 2009:
May 2, 2009: Louis Munschy