"My brother asked me if I'd like to work on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge..."

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"I can't imagine anyone deserting a child for any reason."

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"I wanted to apologize to the people who were inside the bank."

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"Here in the States, I don't even know how to talk to people..."

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"I'm not so sure the Civil Rights Act would have been passed had there not been a St. Augustine"

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"We didn't know he was sick..."

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"I had nightmares for years..."

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"The Secret Service told him not to leave."

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"We used to go up to the torch."

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"He's the reason I'm here. "

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"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."

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"I got a reputation as the straightest guy around."

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"It was the first case of plague in New York City in over a hundred years."

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"The lights went up, the music went off, and you could hear a pin drop."

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"We were about as close as people that don't speak the same language can be."

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"I lost myself on Wall Street."

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"All I wanted to do was get revenge."

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"The last picture she saw was one of me."

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"I have spent a lot of years just hiding from it."

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"I remember a private swim club..."

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"They asked me to blow 'Taps' for all who died in the war."

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"We were prepared for people to be unhappy, but we couldn't believe our eyes."

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"The school buses were already lined up to take the kids home."

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"What happened on that day is tattooed on your soul."

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"The doctors were amazed that he lived as long as he lived..."

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"Thomas woke me up and said that something was really wrong."

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"If there is a hell on earth, it's got to be that."

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"When Thomson hit the home run, my pals and I were in school."

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"She died on an incident that I sent her on."

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"The next day, the police car pulled up and they said, 'We're taking y'all to jail.'"

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"My dad had a fair amount of self-confidence and bravado."

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"It was a really wonderful, amazing world that came crashing down."

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"I thought he was the goofiest guy I had ever met..."

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"Some guys couldn't handle it."

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"It changed me forever."

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"We had some strange things happen."

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"EMTs arrived within minutes..."

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"I just idolized him."

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"He had no sense of humor especially about himself."

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"Some call us the Guardians of the Gate."

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"In 1966 I enlisted in the army for service in Vietnam. At that same time, Don was battling his diabetes."

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"He was a human being; I knew we had that much in common."

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"The Betsy Ross story intrigued me."

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"I didn't know if I was ever going to see you again."

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"When the school blew up, the ink bottles on the desk flew clear to the ceiling."

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"Everybody was hard hit."

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"As long as there was one black child left in town, they had to keep the school open."

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"My dad was working 24/7 to make it."

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"He was a short-order cook..."

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"It's a premature aging disorder..."

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"We saw the searchlight from the patrol boat..."

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"Both of the boys would call me when they were working."

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"They would allow potential parents to check you out like a library book."

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"By the time I was in the second grade, everyone was calling me Raymond."

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"We wanted to be treated as men."

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"He really talked that night."

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"I couldn't understand why all the black men had signs that said 'I AM A MAN.'"

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"A policeman was coming down the street..."

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