The Navy – Michael Beatty

Madeline Stach interviews her uncle Michael Beatty about his service in the Navy. They talk about basic training, why he chose the navy, and some of the people he met while serving.

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Bonnie Downs and Maureen Brown

Maureen Brown (39) interviews her friend Bonnie Downs (39) about enlisting in the Army Military Police in 2002, serving in Germany, and her time serving in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Neferteri Strickland and Paul Richards

Paul Richards (74) sits down with his daughter Neferteri Strickland (44) to discuss his 30 years in the military. The two speak about Paul's childhood in Panama, his early career achievements, and his hopes for the future.

Time in the Marine Corps

William Ross’s younger life and time in the Marine Corps.

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Allan Cameron, Jean Cameron, David Cameron, William Cameron, and Allan Cameron

Allan Cameron Jr. (49) speaks with his grandmother Jean Cameron (95) and his uncles and father William Scott Cameron [no age given], David Cameron [no age given], and Allan Walter Cameron [no age given] interview about Jean's father and his...

From nothing to something

"I didn't have a skill so I figured if I went to the military they would teach me a skill which they did." On November 21,2019,in Cerritos,California, 15 year old Isaiah Brewington sat down with his 78 year old grandfather...

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Harry Ballard and Ginny Palmer

Harry Ballard (90) and shares with stepdaughter, Ginny Palmer (39), shares his memory of military enlistment, his first tour of duty, and his post-military career.

Karen Lennon and her Army coed basic training experience

In 1977, Karen enlisted in the U.S. Army and underwent eight weeks of basic training in one of the first coed classes. For the first time, women were expected to meet the same standards as the male students. Karen shares...

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Martika Evans and Ian Gonzalez

Martika "Tika" Evans (34) speaks with StoryCorps Facilitator Ian Gonzalez (26) about why she chose to join the military, her memories of basic training, and her experience being a mom.

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Ingrid [No Last Name Given] and LaMarr [No Last Name Given]

Ingrid [No Last Name Given] (49) interviews her husband LaMarr [No Last Name Given] (56) about his service in the military and what advice he would give his grandchildren and others.

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Dorothy Garza and Twilla Booker

Friends Twilla Booker (59) talks with Dorothy Garza (63) about Dorothy’s childhood, her family, her time in college, in the Air Force, in Alaska, and Japan, her children, and about the life lessons that she would like to pass on...

Henry J. Balderrama and Noah Balderrama talking about life during the Vietnam War.

On April 30th, 2021, my grandfather (70) and I (21) discussed his youth growing up in Arizona and making his way to California. My grandfather was not as lucky as some children and was in the foster care system for...

Army reserve interview

Me myself wanting to join the military I interviewed my grandpa on what it was like to be in the army reserve.

Dane Blanchard, a former National Guardsmen, shares his experience in the military.

Savannah McCool, a high school sophomore in EAST, interviews Dane Blanchard, a former member of the National Guard, about his military career. They discuss basic training, the impacts of military service, and what civilians should know about being in the...

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Jesse'ca Palmer and Ian Gonzalez

Jesse'ca Palmer (22) sits down with StoryCorps Facilitator Ian Gonzalez to speak about her experience as a young woman embarking on her military career. Jesse'ca reflects on her reasons for joining the military, the highs and lows of basic training,...

An Interview on an Airforce vet Stationed in Taiwan

Hey! My name is Tanner Duvall, and I'm a dual enrollment highschool student. I'm 17 years old. This is a short 30 minute interview I did with my grandpa, Gary Kelly. We go over some topics relating to basic training,...