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.
August 29, 2009: Live from KMJ Lifestyle Expo with WWII veteran authors
October 3, 2009: Walter Smith, 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion,
AKA "Triple Nickels."
July 24, 2010: Adolfo "Harpo" Celaya of San Jose, CA. Survived the sinking of
the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945.