Military Voices Initiative Press Release
The Military Voices Initiative records, shares, and preserves the stories of post-9/11 veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. It amplifies their important stories and lets them know that we—as a nation—are listening.
Click on the links below to download military stories, photos, and intros from StoryCorps’ archive.
Justin Cliburn and his wife, Deanne: Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn tells his wife, Deanne, about Ali, the young Iraqi he befriended during his service in Iraq.
First Lieutenant Thomas Nelson and his wife, Lauren: First Lieutenant Thomas Nelson and his wife Lauren talk about their first year of marriage.
Allen Hoe: Allen Hoe remembers meeting Major Paula Couglin at a Memorial Day Service in 2005. Hoe’s son was killed in Iraq.
Jenny Francis and Rebecca Fuller: Jenny Francis and Rebecca Fuller remember their brother, First Lieutenant Travis Fuller, who was killed in Iraq.
Sergeant Papsy Lemus and her daughter Griselda: Sergeant Papsy Lemus tells her daughter Griselda about going off to war in Iraq.
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz: Retired Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz remembers his wife, Staff Sgt. Kimberly Voelz, who died in Iraq while disarming an IED.
MAJOR FUNDING FOR THE MILITARY VOICES INITIATIVE IS PROVIDED BY:
Major funding for the Military Voices Initiative is provided by: