Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
Voices and stories recorded as part of StoryCorps Historias
"You told me you were so tired that you had fallen asleep at a red light."
"To this day, I can smell the dirt and the fear. It’s been years, but it’s vivid in my memory."
"I was ashamed. Because I didn’t realize just how much Grandma gave us."
Friendships forged against the odds
"My American soldier became my Iraqi brother."
Paul Braun, an Army sergeant with the Minnesota National Guard, talks with Philip, who served as his interpreter in Iraq, about the friendship they've built.
"I just hugged the man who murdered my son."
In 1993, Oshea Israel shot and killed Mary Johnson’s only son. A dozen years later, Mary visited Oshea in prison, and an unlikely friendship began.
"I heard the door rattle, and I see you coming in."
Green Beret Joe Serna, who found adjusting to civilian life difficult after retirement, talks with the jude who helped him change his life during a night in jail.