Posted in American Countryside California Podcast Vegetables

Creating Tastier Vegetables

President George Bush made headlines when he banned broccoli from the White House and Air Force One. Perhaps he’d eat it if he worked with…

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast World War II

Near Libertation from a POW Camp

American troops had finally made it to Manila and were attempting to free POWs like Tom Crosby. Just when things seemed hopeful, the tables turned…

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast World War II

Suffering in a POW Camp

It is difficult to imagine the conditions for POWs like Tom Crosby in the weeks leading up to their camps liberation. Some had already died…

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast World War II

Living As A Prisoner of War

In January of 1942, eight year old Tom Crosby, along with his brother, mother and grandmother, Americans living in Manilla, were taken prisoner by the…

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Posted in American Countryside California Pearl Harbor Podcast World War II

An 8-Year Old POW

Life was good for eight year old Tom Crosby, an American living in Manila in 1941. Then December 7th came, and his life changed forever……

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast

The Point Loma Lighthouse

Not long after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Americans began to see and hear things–things like Japanese tanks, subs and ships coming to attack the…

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast

The San Diego Veterans Center

The plan was to tear down San Deigo’s old navy hospital. A new hospital was built, but portions of the old grounds are one of…

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast World War II

Tunnelling to Pass the Time

Most prison camps wouldn’t want their detainees digging tunnels to freedom, but at Ed’s camp, it was a way to keep the prisoners occupied… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast World War II

A World War 2 Pilot and POW

Ed believed he was a well informed pilot flying for the United States. Then the German captured him and told him things about himself that…

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Posted in American Countryside California Podcast World War II

A Young WW2 Pilot

Ed Davidson got to cross the Atlantic on the Queen Mary, but his trip wasn’t for pleasure… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside California FFA Podcast

FFA Gets Highlighted in the Rose Bowl Parade

Happy New Year! The National FFA will be highlighted in front of millions of people in attendance and watching the Tournament of Roses Parade in…

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Posted in American Countryside California Hawaii Pearl Harbor Podcast World War II

Swimming in a Sea of Burning Oil

Stu Hedley may have believed that once he left his ship, the West Virginia, in Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941 that…

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Posted in American Countryside California Hawaii Pearl Harbor Podcast World War II

Surviving Pearl Harbor: A First Hand Account

We’ve heard of the events of December 7, 1941 at Pearl Harbor. Today, we meet one of the men who survived aboard one of the…

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Posted in American Countryside baseball California New York Podcast World War II

Back to Baseball

Jerry Coleman served his country as a pilot during World War II, then returned home to play professional baseball. 1949 marked the first of five…

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Posted in American Countryside baseball California New York Podcast World War II

A Yankee Pilot

It is difficult to fathom the changes that took place in everyday life in the United State, yet alone Hawaii, after December 1941. Sports took…

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Posted in American Countryside baseball California New York Podcast World War II

Waiting to Join…

Jerry Coleman was a high school senior when the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor. He was drafted the very next year, but not by the military….

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