Alamo

Fox’s Pizza in Orland Park & Mokena, Guinness, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour at our newest recording location known as ‘The Bunker’ and this week we welcome back a regular guest and great friend of the show, James “Duke” Lynch AKA: Alamo!  Alamo is a retired 39 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and a U.S Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran who grew up in South Shore. He attended St. Philip Neri School followed by Lyons Township High School. Alamo 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. We all know that he 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! The two pals begin this week with a brief chat on the snowy weather which leads to some reminiscing about skitching on the back of cars as kids!. Alamo goes on to update the listeners on his cancer journey and gives a big shout-out to Dr. Sarah Fenton at Northwestern. “Miracles happen everyday!” This CPD legend spent 15 years working as a bodyguard for the Illinois Film Office where he met plenty of celebrities including Jack Nicholson and he shares a story about the actor’s on-set shenanigans while shooting “Hoffa”. He and Houli dive into the current state of our nation and it’s future. “I’m very disappointed in our country right now..” Alamo shares some more CPD stories including the freak accident where a lady was killed by a falling icicle and he also mentions the time he guarded Big Jim Colosimo’s mausoleum from grave-robbers. Alamo ends another great interview with the story behind the scar on his face as well as giving a shout-out to his wonderful wife and kids. Houli brings us up to date on some upcoming events including The Emerald Society‘s Annual Chili Cookoff on January 22 at the FOP Lodge 7, with some great music and plenty of Guinness! We head over to the recent obits followed by a quick trip to ‘Houli-Town’.