Gordon Bolar and Dave Isay

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay recorded a
National Day of Listening interview with his friend Gordon Bolar, who is also the General Manager of public radio station WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

They talked about Gordon’s son, Matthew, who was in the Army and served two tours in Iraq.

Matthew was killed by a roadside bomb in 2007.

Gordon also shared a favorite memory of his son from a few months before his death.

Originally aired November 23, 2012 on NPR’s Morning Edition.