Fisher opens the
show with a welcome for Extreme Genes' 23rd radio affiliate.
In Family Histoire News, a young officer from Wisconsin who
faced down a volley of Confederate fire at the Battle of Gettysburg
was posthumously presented with the Presidential Medal of Honor by
President Obama. Since he died without children at age 22,
the Pentagon struggled to know who to give it to. Three
distant cousins and their families attended the ceremony, with the
recipient being a descendant of the officer's aunt. Read more
about it and see the pictures at ExtremeGenes.com.
Since in the
past week we celebrated Veteran's Day and the 25th Anniversary of
the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, it was appropriate that Fisher
visited with one guest who was both an American vet, and an escapee
from East Germany! Hear the emotional visit with Wynn
Hubrich, who talks about how his family outfoxing the Russians and
all that followed their crossing to the west before they could
safely make their way to the United States. Then former
National Guardsman Clarence Anspake of Bellmore, Long Island, New
York talks about the history of his own unit, and its history as a
militia long before that. He'll share with you important
information on militia histories. You might find one of your
ancestors in one!
Then Tom Perry
shares information on how you might be able to repair cracked
disks, and fix broken VHS tapes, so they can be digitized.
That's this week on Extreme Genes, Family History Radio,
America's Family History Show!
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Extreme Genes is America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast hosted by Fisher