James ‘Alamo’ Lynch

Fox’s Pizza, Guinness, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour at our newest recording location, The Beacon Pub in Forest Park and we are delighted to welcome back Raconteur Extraordinaire and great friend of the show, James “Duke” Lynch AKA: Alamo! This is his 15th appearance on the show and he always has new stories to share during each visit! This local legend is a U.S Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and a retired 39 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He is a South Shore native and attended St. Philip Neri School followed by Lyons Township High School. He 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. It’s no secret that Alamo is a devoted fan of John Wayne, admiring him so much that he had to repeat the 5th grade because he skipped school for a full month to go see “The Alamo” 60 times in the theater.. He even took time off work to attend John Wayne’s funeral and managed to find his way into the private section, rubbing shoulders with celebrities like Jimmy Stewart. This Chicago legend has been awarded more awards than we can keep track of including the Friend Indeed Award for carrying two children out of a burning building. He spent 15 years as a bodyguard to Mayor Richard M. Daley and still speaks very highly of him, especially given the fact he attended Alamo’s father’s wake. Alamo begins this week’s interview with his latest cancer update and he only has good news for you, our listeners. “Keep the prayers coming!” The craic is mighty between these old pals right off the top of the show and they have plenty to discuss including John Wayne’s final few films as well as name dropping some of the nicer actors they’ve met. Alamo still has plenty of unheard stories for us, if you can believe it, including a story about the trouble a Tennessee flag on his car caused after being parked outside Mayor Daley’s house. Houli and Alamo touch on an array of subjects this week including ticket scalpers, the recent rioting in Philadelphia and the war in Ukraine. They also dive into how the media and politicians influence the current anti-cop movement as well as discussing the reasoning behind tearing down historical statues. “What are they teaching in school now?!” Alamo ends another great interview with a catchup on his kids followed by a message to our listeners – “God bless America!” Houli gives a big shout-out to everyone who came out to our 9th Annual Irish American Movie Hooley over the weekend and he brings us up to date on some upcoming events including the Emerald Society‘s Dinner Dance at Gaelic Park on October 7th with music by Liam Durkin. Then it’s over to the obituaries followed by a quick joke to end another great one this week!