Hibernian Radio Podcast, Sat. February 19, 2022

Fox’s Pizza, Guinness, the Cork and Kerry Irish Pub and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour as we continue on our First Responders Tour at The Cork and Kerry Pub on Western Avenue and this week we welcome back a very special friend of the show, the one and only James “Duke” Lynch AKA: Alamo! Alamo is a U.S Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and a retired 39 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. He is a proud South Shore native who attended St. Philip Neri School followed by 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 a 3 month recovery. He spent 15 years as a bodyguard to Mayor Daley and mentions the fact that Daley attended his father’s wake. It’s no secret that James is a devoted fan of the ‘Duke’ John Wayne. He had to repeat the 5th grade because he skipped school for a month to go see his all-time favorite movie “The Alamo” at the theater and he even took time off work to attend Wayne’s funeral! He and Houli delve right into the serious chat regarding the ongoing unrest surrounding the “Defund The Police” movement and Alamo brings light to the recent shootings of 6 police officers in Phoenix. These two discuss how things are different today compared to when they were growing up. “Life was good, life was simple..” Alamo chats to Houli about his wonderful wife, five kids and ten grandchildren. He especially beams with pride when talking about his children! Alamo discusses his time in rehab with a Dominican nun as well as briefly discussing the nerve-wracking time he told his father he voted for Nixon. The recent Super Bowl Halftime Show, Alamo’s reenactment acting experience and him potentially running for office are just some of the other interesting topics of conversation these two cover on this week’s show. This local legend ends another insightful interview with his usual send-off, “Remember the Alamo!” We’re always honored to have him join us here on Hibernian Radio to share his incredible stories that you have to hear from the man himself to believe! We take a musical break with Liam Durkin’s rendition of “Spancill Hill”. Houli highlights some upcoming local events including the “Houli Fest” on March 12th at the Beverly Arts Center. Then it’s over to obituaries followed by a final trip to “Houli-Town”.