Just one hour tonight (and maybe some bonus minutes) so don’t forget to tune in! In addition to the chatroom, you can also listen using the player at right (again, refresh at showtime), direct on Spreaker, or using one of Spreaker’s mobile device apps!
And here’s tonight’s replay, for those who missed the program live! Remember, you can always click “Spreaker” in the player to download a copy for offline listening.
Francis Brown Wai was born on April 14, 1917 in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father was a Chinese immigrant and his mother a native Hawaiian. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with the class of 1939 where he excelled both at academics and sports.
Wai joined the Hawaii National Guard after his UCLA graduation and was activated for federal service with the United States Army prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was able to break through some of the anti-Asian prejudices of the day, attended Officer Candidates’ School, and was commissioned in 1941.
Their Finest Hour is taking Monday, October 13th off from live broadcasting on Vigilant Liberty Radio, so I’ve queued up two great replays for you! Either catch up on what you missed, or enjoy them all over again!
Robert Evan Brown, Jr. was born on September 2, 1907 in Dublin, Georgia. He was known by the nickname “Bobbie”, and that was the name he used when he enlisted in the United States Army in 1922, lying about his age.
James Lindell Harris was born on June 27, 1916 in Hillsboro, Texas and was 24 years old when he was drafted into the United States Army on March 20, 1941 prior to the United States’ entry into World War II. By October 7, 1944, Harris had risen to the rank of Second Lieutenant, having received a battlefield commission in March of that year. He was a tank platoon commander with the independent 756th Tank Battalion.