Ava Ahmadbeigi and Gary Hovatter
Recorded December 2, 2019 Archived December 2, 2019 41:16 minutes
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DescriptionGary Hovatter (67) tells his StoryCorps conversation partner Ava Ahmadbeigi (26) about his upbringing in Yuma, time in the military and connection to the events of 9/11.
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GH describes his family's origins in Yuma, Arizona.
GH discusses the racial demographic in Yuma and how it has changed.
GH recalls a tense moment growing up.
GH describes his college years and time in the military.
GH discusses his relationship to the events of September 11th.
GH describes the fallout of the Pentagon Attack on September 11th.
GH discusses mitigating the threat of death and violence while serving.
AA asks GH what some of his fond military memories are.
GH talks influential people in his life.
AA asks GH how he would like to be remembered.