“I Felt I Was Helping A Fellow Soldier”: A Nephew Steps In For His Ailing Uncle

Recorded November 11, 2019 Archived November 11, 2019 02:46 minutes
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Growing up, Michael Menta idolized his uncle Sal Leone, a Marine. Michael would eventually follow in Sal’s footsteps, enlisting in the Navy his senior year of high school.

But in 2019, Michael found himself in a new role: caring for his uncle Sal at his bedside after he had fallen gravely ill from cancer.

They sat down together for StoryCorps.


  • Sal Leone
  • Michael Menta

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