McCann’s Irish Oatmeal, Mike Haggerty Buick/GMC/Volkswagen and Personal Injury Attorney Caroleann Gallagher present The Hibernian Radio Hour and this week, Houli is in Ireland so we’re replaying one of our all-time favorite shows. Our guest is a legend in his own right and ole pal of Houli’s, James ‘The Duke’ Lynch AKA: Alamo! Alamo is a U.S Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and a 39 year Veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He spent 15 years as a bodyguard to Mayor Richard M. Daley and he is a devoted fan of the ‘Duke’ John Wayne, hence the nickname! He is a South Shore native who attended St. Philip Neri School and Lyons Township High School. This guy is a man of valor, Bronze Star recipient, having lost both knees in the war and still returning to combat after his recovery in Hawaii. What a trooper! Alamo has many great stories to share including how he passed his entry test for the Police Academy, the time he was shot during a robbery and getting drunk at John Wayne’s house with the man himself – he even took time off work to go to California for the Duke’s funeral. This guy is a real character with the heartiest laugh this side of the river! We’re blessed to have such an incredibly inspiring guy on our show. We hear some interviews from The 100 Club Fundraiser at Davern’s Tavern including Sean Glynn’s story about his father’s passing while on duty. Houli finishes off the show with the local Obits and the latest in Irish American News. A very special show this week, folks, with some of our best guests yet. You won’t want to miss this one!
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Great show again. You somehow manage to interview people that have played an important part in my life. As an example I was Bill Donnelly Sr’s partner in Homicide, and Sean Glynn’s father Tom, broke me at the old 2nd District at 48th & Wabash. He was an outstanding policeman and family man. I also grew up at 55th & Halsted and lived in the infamous Byrne’s Building. My Irish eyes are smiling. Thanks a bunch.
Thanks for listening Bernie!
Alamo is even Better the Second Time! Bailey Da Beagle Loved it!