A Look into My Dad’s Childhood

I ask my dad about his childhood and growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan. He gives me an insight to what it was like to grow up around the war and how he dealt with it.

Raymond Lakes and Yolanda Lakes

Yolanda Lakes (50) sits down with her father, Raymond "Ray" Lakes (72), to ask about his upbringing in Columbus, GA and the world events, as well as personal experiences, that have shaped his current worldview.

Warrant Officer Stories – Tech – 915E

CW4 Robert A. Davis shared personal and professional stories about being a 915E Warrant Officer.

Etesta Causey and Jill Glaser

Etesta Causey (41) tells StoryCorps Facilitator Jill Glaser (26) about her experiences in the Army and difficulties in returning home from foreign service.

Gracie Burgess and Cole Johnston

Proud Army BRAT and military community advocate Gracie Burgess (21) speaks with conversation partner Cole Johnston (26) about her childhood, an incident during deployment that led to her father's disability, her value of resilience, and her hopes for the future.

Jacquelyn Stokes and Quenton Stokes-Brown

Jacquelyn Stokes (65) and her son Quenton Stokes-Brown (25) discuss the members of their family who have served in the military: Dr. Lewis Wright Jr, Thomas Elder Stokes, Charles “Sonny” Couch, Wadesworth Brown Jr, and Jasen Wadesworth Brown.

Rosie Davis and Johnny Davis

Husband and wife, Johnny "John" Davis (79) and Rosie Phillips Davis (74), talk about John’s life, his military service, and becoming a physician’s assistant.

Lara Gale and Hanif Ahmadzai

Friends Lara Gale (42) and Hanif Ahmadzai (40) discuss their work in Afghanistan, democracy, freedom, and tolerance.

Suahila Popal Interview

My grandmas childhood and how she grew up. Also if her parents supported her relationship and her relationship with those around her

Joshua Del Conte and Maile Singson

Colleagues Joshua Del Conte (38) and Maile Singson (70) discuss Josh's work supporting United States military veterans and his personal journey reintegrating into civilian life.

PART 3 Gina, Shay, and Rahni: A conversation with a war veteran, a single mother, and her daughters and the effects of Social Injustice.

Gina Howard (44), in part one of a four-part series of a conversation with Shay Ware 25-year-old daughter, and Rahni Patnett, 20-year-old daughter about life before, during, and after the military and how the social injustices have affected our lives...

David Kessler and Sharon Kessler

David Kessler (57) talks with wife, Sharon Kessler (54), about their son's deployment to Afghanistan, how they coped, and what it is like having him back home now.

Amy Ewing and Asifullah Safa

Friends, Amy Ewing (68) and Asifullah "Asif" Safa (41), talk about their connection through the Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement program, with Asif and his family emigrating to the United States from Afghanistan approximately 2 ½ years ago.

Mark-Anthony Dipacido

Marc-Anthony Dipacido served in the United States Marine Corps for 5 years following high school. His experiences in the corps molded him into the man he is today.

Dads interview

My dad, John Piccinin, speaks about his experience in the military, as a parent, and a person. Questions were asked specifically to understand his point of view in his life.

Conversation with Kevin Christie, United States Army Veteran

I had a conversation with Sergeant Christie about his service in the Army and service in Kansas, Germany, Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Afghanistan. We discussed his initial experiences in boot camp and fond memories of working with his comrades. Sergeant Christie...

Megan Press and Samantha May

Megan Press (30) interviews her best friend, Samantha "Nacho" May (30), about her experience in the military, what it was like being a woman in a male dominated field, and her transition back to civilian life.

Karen Pell and John Byrnes

One Small Step partners Karen Pell (69) and John Byrnes (57) talk about the partisan divide, their connections to the military, and the debate around gun control.

My Interview with my Brother the PJ/Combat Rescue Officer.

Before his retirement from his epic career as an USAF pararescueman and combat rescue officer, sister, Kristen Nelson, does an oral history of his experiences and lessons learned. From Iraq, the Horn of Africa to Afghanistan.