“The last 22 years would have been hell without you.”

In 1991, both Sally Edwards (L) and Lue Hutchinson (R) had sons serving in the Gulf War. Sally Edwards’ son Jack was a Marine Captain. Lue’s son, Tommy Butts, was a Staff Sergent in the Army.

The two men never knew each other, but today, their mothers are best friends.

Sally and Lue sat down for StoryCorps to record an interview for Memorial Day.

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Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio
Music Info: Angelic Wolf by Ears from the album Sea Legs
Produced by Katie Simon
Facilitated by Katie Simon
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