Judy and Randy Pilgrim remember their son and Iraq war veteran, Army Specialist Lance Pilgrim.
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Judy and Randy Pilgrim remember their son and Iraq war veteran, Army Specialist Lance Pilgrim.
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Recorded in Daingerfield, Texas
Vietnam veteran Harvey Hilbert remembers one night from the war.
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Vietnam veteran Harvey Hilbert remembers one night from the war.
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Recorded in Mesilla, New Mexico
U.S. Navy veteran Denny Meyer remembers what it was like to be gay and a... more.
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U.S. Navy veteran Denny Meyer remembers what it was like to be gay and a sailor in the late 1960...
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Recorded in New York City, New York
88-year-old Frank Curre remembers serving on the USS Tennessee during the attack on Pearl Harbor,... more.
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88-year-old Frank Curre remembers serving on the USS Tennessee during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
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Recorded in Waco, Texas
Elizabeth Olson and her colleagues at the Veterans Crisis Line talk about helping callers through... more.
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Elizabeth Olson and her colleagues at the Veterans Crisis Line talk about helping callers through their darkest hours.
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Recorded in Canandaigua, New York
Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn tells his wife, Deanne, about Ali, the young Iraqi... more.
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Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn tells his wife, Deanne, about Ali, the young Iraqi he befriended during his service ...
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Recorded in Norman, Oklahoma
Army National Guard Capt. Zachariah Fike speaks with Adeline Rockko about returning her brother's lost... more.
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Army National Guard Capt. Zachariah Fike speaks with Adeline Rockko about returning her brother's lost Purple Heart medal.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Gordon Bolar tells StoryCorps founder Dave Isay about his son, Army Specialist Matthew Bolar, who... more.
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Gordon Bolar tells StoryCorps founder Dave Isay about his son, Army Specialist Matthew Bolar, who was killed in Iraq in 2007.
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Recorded in Kalamazoo, Michigan
16-year-old Jamie Marks interviews her former kindergarten teacher Ron Cushman about choosing his career after... more.
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16-year-old Jamie Marks interviews her former kindergarten teacher Ron Cushman about choosing his career after being wounded in Vietnam.
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Recorded in Bothell, Washington
Michael Crowe tells his son about his sergeant during the Vietnam War.
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Michael Crowe tells his son about his sergeant during the Vietnam War.
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Recorded in New York City, New York
Jim Sargent (L) and his brother, Don (R), who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes... more.
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Jim Sargent (L) and his brother, Don (R), who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 17, interview each other.
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Recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah
Paul Crowley (L) talks with his friend and fellow veteran Anthony Bravo Esparza (R), who... more.
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Paul Crowley (L) talks with his friend and fellow veteran Anthony Bravo Esparza (R), who calls himself "Dreamer," about the ...
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Recorded in Los Angeles, California
Iraq War veteran Richard Bennett (R) talks with Craig Williams (L) about how they became... more.
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Iraq War veteran Richard Bennett (R) talks with Craig Williams (L) about how they became unlikely business partners.
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Vietnam veterans Gary Redlinski (L) and Glen Fruendt (R) remember working in Graves Registration at... more.
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Vietnam veterans Gary Redlinski (L) and Glen Fruendt (R) remember working in Graves Registration at an Army mortuary near Saigon.
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Recorded in St. Louis, Missouri
Robert Stokely remembers honoring his son, Army Sgt. Michael Stokely, who was killed in Iraq... more.
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Robert Stokely remembers honoring his son, Army Sgt. Michael Stokely, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.
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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
First Lieutenant Thomas Nelson and his wife, Lauren, talk about their first year of marriage.
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First Lieutenant Thomas Nelson and his wife, Lauren, talk about their first year of marriage.
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Sally Edwards (L) and Lue Hutchinson (R) remember becoming friends after they both lost sons... more.
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Sally Edwards (L) and Lue Hutchinson (R) remember becoming friends after they both lost sons in the Gulf War.
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Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio
Korean War POW Wayman Simpson remembers the Korean officer who led the Tiger Death March,... more.
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Korean War POW Wayman Simpson remembers the Korean officer who led the Tiger Death March, a brutal trek that claimed ...
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Recorded in Lawton, Oklahoma
World War II veteran Joseph Robertson tells his son-in-law, John Fish, Jr., about a soldier... more.
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World War II veteran Joseph Robertson tells his son-in-law, John Fish, Jr., about a soldier he killed in combat.
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Recorded in Columbus, Ohio
Retired Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal talks with his wife, Jessica, about being severely injured during... more.
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Retired Marine Corporal Anthony Villarreal talks with his wife, Jessica, about being severely injured during an IED attack while deployed ...
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Recorded in Lubbock, Texas