"We saw, on the side of the road, a guy with a prosthetic leg."

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"I received a letter in the mail from the Boy Scouts..."

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"I've been the grandson of the postmaster, the nephew of the postmaster, the son of the postmaster, and the husband of the postmaster."

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"This medal was very precious to my parents."

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"She was one of these women who would grab a rattlesnake by the tail and snap its head off."

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"I worked harder than I have ever thought of working."

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"My basketball teammates were my first babysitters."

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"I started playing basketball and opportunities just opened up for me."

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"I remember a private swim club..."

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"I went home that first night, and I was like, 'What am I doing?'"

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

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"We'd go to our hangout, which was Dubrow's Cafeteria."

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"Dennis will roll with the best of them."

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"When he was growing up, he was living in South Texas..."

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"I didn't even think twice."

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"There was nothing more that I wanted to do than to protect you."

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"My mind is so damaged."

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"I was looking at everyone else, going, 'Why aren't we like that?'"

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

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"Nos dijo, 'Quiero que caminen sin zapatos porque los perros son muy buenos en detectar las pisadas'."

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

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"What is your legacy?"

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"I felt like a walking star in the hallway."

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"I'd heard lines like this before, but this time it was different."

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"What was it like becoming a parent to my sister and I overnight?"

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"You said that you were in the wrong body, that you should be a man."

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"Do you remember your first day being a teacher?"

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"I've never seen you turn anybody away."

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"I saw a flash of ankle and I went smack dab into the wall."

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"We didn't really hit it off that first day."

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"I looked in those big green eyes, and I was a done deal."

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

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"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"

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"He was a strong, fit kid. So I really didn't think anything was seriously wrong."

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"I am happier now without my voice than I've ever been with my voice."

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"My first question was, 'Do you have the right guy?'"

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"I felt like you were this little angel on my shoulder wherever I was going."

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"If just one of them gets through, they may save us all."

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"Everybody would come to the house to see my mama..."

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"I just fell in love with her right there."

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"I've lived with this for so long."

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"In my old school, I never went to class."

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"Does it bother you to think of home?"

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"I always have a notecard in my pocket that tells me what the date is."

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"At the time, I was tutoring at an after-school program..."

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

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"The students wouldn't speak to me..."

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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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"He said, 'You make sure you call that teacher.'"

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"He was immaculate from head to toe."

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"It was just happenstance that he happened to be there."

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"Mother told me we would be spending the summer in the South."

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"He's always been on my mind ever since then..."

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"There's a form we fill out and it's called 'On My Death.'"

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"When I would get to a new town, everybody had to see who could whip the new boy."

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"I do the decorating, paperwork, whatever law enforcement's needed."

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