Mesilla Archives - StoryCorps

Harvey Hilbert

Army veteran Harvey Hilbert was sent to Vietnam in 1966.

One night his company went on a mission in the South Vietnamese jungle.

It was the last night Harvey fought in the war.

Originally aired November 9, 2012 on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Bishop Ricardo Ramirez

On a fall day in 1981, Ricardo Ramirez accepted an offer to become a bishop in San Antonio, Texas.

At StoryCorps, he remembered the dozens of phone calls he made that day. One of the first was to his grandmother Panchita Espitia, a woman who didn’t let being 90 slow her down.

Originally aired June 29, 2012 on NPR’s Morning Edition.