"Next thing I know, I hear the loudest explosion..."

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"We used to go up to the torch."

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"When you have a 19- or 20-year-old who wants to die, that is totally heartbreaking."

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"When I asked him what I owed him, he said, 'You just pass it on.' "

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

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"You'll be the fourth generation of the family line."

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"We walked everyday from sunup to sunset."

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"We're scarier than the person that's abusing them."

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"I remember feeling helpless."

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"The disconnect is huge."

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"You moved into the hospital with me."

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"Do you remember what it's like when you get that mad?"

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"It's been a beautiful journey knowing you."

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"In his pockets he always kept a handkerchief and a penknife."

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"What do you feel you've learned from cancer?"

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"You feel like being gay is like a virus."

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

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"I was imagining myself playing the saxophone."

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"I wanted to kneel where Mike fell..."

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"Why do you care so much for a stranger?"

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"I remember hearing the phone ring early in the morning..."

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"You were only 18 years old..."

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"I remember saying, 'I'm toast.'"

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"The last 22 years would have been hell without you."

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"I wanted a picture of the person who had allowed me to live."

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"My mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's."

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"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath. "

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"When I was growing up, the emphasis was on being able to get a job."

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"I had a pretty severe accident at work..."

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"At three years of age, you just started playing..."

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"What are some of your dreams?"

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"I grew up when that happened."

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"It's not just a tattoo."

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

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"I wanted to own a restaurant ever since I was a kid."

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"How did it make you feel to leave us for your deployment?"

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"When you came home, if it's not best day ever, it's top five."

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"We have solved a lot of cases going through trash."

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"We had to sit in the back of the class."

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"What was the hardest part about me being gone?"

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"I don't think we ever had a date."

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"When I was a kid, I didn't realize that you were different."

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"Have you ever felt you wanted to quit?"

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"A las dos de la mañana, me habló de Nogales."

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"He dropped me off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill."

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"He was trying extremely hard to get back on track."

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"Evander and I had a dog named Lassie ... "

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"I remember going through family albums looking for my face in old photographs..."

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"I remember many months with no lights."

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"At my mother's wake, someone said, 'Johnny, your teacher's here.'"

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

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"One of the big mistakes you can make is to not believe yourself."

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"She said, 'Stacy, I've gotta go,' and she hung up on me."

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"You said, 'Well, I have a medical condition that I probably should share with you.'"

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"It was hard not to be mom."

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"How do you think you are different because your dad and I got divorced? "

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"So I get a call from a local funeral home..."

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"He chose to volunteer and go back for a second tour."

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