"My brothers were like my soul mates..."

Monica Velez talks to her fiancé , Christopher Hernandez about her two brothers, Army Corporal José "Freddy" Velez and Army Specialist Andrew Velez.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
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Monica Velez talks to her fiancé , Christopher Hernandez about her two brothers, Army Corporal José "Freddy" Velez and Army Specialist ...
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by
Yasmina Guerda

Facilitated by
Matt Herman

In Partnership with
The Homecoming Project

Themes
Growing Up
Military
Struggle

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

Harrison Wright tells his grandson, Sean Guess, about serving in the Army at the end of World War II.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
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Harrison Wright tells his grandson, Sean Guess, about serving in the Army at the end of World War II.
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Simone Wilson-Millaud

Themes
Military
Witness
Work

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

Ricardo Isais Zavala remembers his grandfather, Vicente Domingo Villa, in an interview with his son, Ricardo Javier Zavala.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
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Ricardo Isais Zavala remembers his grandfather, Vicente Domingo Villa, in an interview with his son, Ricardo Javier Zavala.
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Anaid Reyes

In Partnership with
Southeast Austin Community Branch of the Austin Public Library

Themes
Growing Up
Historias
Identity

"We really didn't know what we were doing."

Brooklyn-born Joe Spano tells his son Joe Jr. about opening a small Italian restaurant in Texas.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
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Brooklyn-born Joe Spano tells his son Joe Jr. about opening a small Italian restaurant in Texas.
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
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Themes
Growing Up
Work

"Some fellers would find out we were chasing them, they'd just go put themselves in jail."

Rick Kincaid tells his friend Danny Ray Terry about his career as a bounty hunter.
Recorded in Austin, Texas
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Rick Kincaid tells his friend Danny Ray Terry about his career as a bounty hunter.
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Recorded in Austin, Texas
Produced by


Facilitated by
Laura Spero

Themes
Discovery
Work