“NO HOME FOR HEROES” explores history’s military mysteries regarding lost service men and women who were classified as “Missing In Action”. Each podcast features information from the actual investigative case files of the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation who is committed to providing information to the families of America’s long forgotten MIA’s.
A lot of what you hear will surprise you. Some of what you hear will make you sad. And much of what you hear will make you angry. But all of what you hear will make you proud of our American heroes.
Recently, one of our NO HOME FOR HEROES podcast listeners sent us this email, an excerpt of which is re-printed here with his permission:
The family of Carl Spencer Johnson would like to thank you for featuring his story on your podcast “No Home for Heroes” on you latest episode (Episode 50), “All Things Come to Those Who Wait”.As you know, last Friday we had a beautiful graveside ceremony, where Uncle Carl was given full military honors. The Navy, Admiral Nowakowski, the Patriot Riders, a detail from Luke AFB, and my brother Carl Robert Dahl, who was also in the Navy as a physician at the end of the Vietnam War, made it a day to remember!All of my siblings were in attendance, and nearly one hundred family members were there.Thank you and the Chief Rick Stone and Family Foundation for your part in making this all possible. It has been such a blessing to our family. I am so grateful that my niece, Gretchen Allen, contacted you in 2016 and that we went from a series of “ … and nothing happened…” to a wonderful day of tribute to a brave young sailor who was part of saving the lives of hundreds of his fellow crewmen, as he did his duty in flooding the powder magazines deep in the battleship West Virginia.This fulfilled my Grandparent’s dream of having their son return home. Carl is buried by his parents (my grandparents) Zeno and Margaret Johnson, my parents, his sister Katherine and Richard Dahl, and also his sister Anita and his cousin David. It is in a old part of the Greenwood Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix. We thought it would be difficult to find a plot, when we found there was one waiting for him all this time!A boyhood friend of Carl’s, Ronnie Luplow, age 97 (same age Carl would be) was watching his usual news channel on Christmas Eve when for some reason he changed the channel and saw a news story about Carl coming home. His daughter commented on the news channel’s website, my niece saw it and managed to contact her. Ronnie was able to be at the ceremony! Ronnie served in WWll as a landing craft pilot on Iwo Jima and Guadalcanal. He was finally able to say goodbye to his friend he had grown up with.Again, Thank you for making this possible!Daniel Dahl, M.D.
(Dr. Dahl is the nephew of Seaman 1st Class Carl Johnson, a hero who lost his life on board the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941)
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EPISODE 70: LOST AT SEA FOR OVER 75 YEARS? NO, NOT REALLY.
EPISODE 66: A POLICE OFFICER’S SON VANISHES IN BATTLE
EPISODE 65: A CHINA MARINE MEETS HIS FATE
EPISODE 64: FINDING A ROCK IN AN AUSTRALIAN CLOUD – Part Two
EPISODE 63: FINDING A ROCK IN AN AUSTRALIAN CLOUD – Part One
EPISODE 62: THE CASE OF THE MISSING FLORIST
EPISODE 60: DEAR MOM, I WON’T BE COMING HOME
EPISODE 59: I’D BET THE HOUSE TO BRING BUD HOME
EPISODE 57: COME HOME TO ME, CLIFF
EPISODE 50: ALL THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT
EPISODE 49: “WHATSA MATTER? YA WANNA LIVE FOREVER?”
EPISODE 48: LOST AT SEA AND FOUND IN NEW YORK
EPISODE 47: MIA GHOSTS TRAPPED ON THE BOTTOM OF PEARL HARBOR
EPISODE 46: UNKNOWN X-168 – THE MIDGET CASE
EPISODE 45: SOLVING TWO MYSTERIES BY FINDING ONE MIA
EPISODE 44: A MIA FROM THE WAR TO END ALL WARS
EPISODE 43: THE CASE OF THE VANISHING CORPSMAN
EPISODE 42: A CASE WITH MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
EPISODE 38: AT AGE 89, FEENEY WAS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE
EPISODE 37: CAN A CAP SOLVE A PEARL HARBOR MYSTERY?
EPISODE 36: LOVE AND LOSS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
EPISODE 35: THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE SILVER DOLLAR – Part 2
EPISODE 34: THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE SILVER DOLLAR-Part 1
EPISODE 32: A MOTHER’S LOVE
EPISODE 31: FINDING RABBIT
EPISODE 30: EVERY BURIAL AS AN “UNKNOWN” IS REALLY A MIA
EPISODE 29: A COOK WHO REFUSED TO BE LEFT BEHIND
EPISODE 28: A PRIEST GOES TO WAR
EPISODE 27: LOST IN BATTLE…FOUND AT HOME
EPISODE 26: A MIA BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
EPISODE 24: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO JOHN?
EPISODE 23: “DEAR SON, WE WILL NEVER MEET…”
EPISODE 22: DID MISSING A TRAIN COST A MARINE HIS LIFE?
EPISODE 21: FINDING A LOST TUSKEGEE AIRMAN
EPISODE 20: SEVEN HEROES BURIED SIDE BY SIDE…BUT NEVER FOUND
EPISODE 17: FINDING PRIVATE FOX…WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
EPISODE 16: A U-BOAT ATTACK AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER
EPISODE 15: THE LOST PHANTOMS OF TARAWA
EPISODE 14: THE CASE OF THE “BLONDE BOMBER”
EPISODE 13: A TARAWA “WHODUNIT”
EPISODE 12: THE CASE OF THE SICILIAN FINGERPRINT
EPISODE 11: CINDY FINDS A MAP WITH “X MARKS THE SPOT”
EPISODE 10: A “WEE VEE” SAILOR REPORTS HOME
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