Mr. Jim Long, 93-year-old World War II Air Force Veteran, shares his experience and memories in an interview with Masie Hollingsworth

Mr. Jim Long, 93-year-old World War II Veteran, shares his experience and memories in an interview with student Masie Hollingsworth in Fountain Inn, South Carolina on December 5, 2018. Mr. Long discusses his time in the Air Force in WWII...

Kay Lee & John Nordeen

“We had even stronger bonds because we had survived this together.” Fifty years after serving together in Vietnam, Army veterans Kay Lee and John Nordeen sat down for StoryCorps to remember how they first met. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired...

Roy Wilkins & Keith Melick

Retired 1st Sgt. Keith Melick and retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wilkins were on a mission in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan in 2004 when their caravan was hit by an IED. Roy was seriously injured in the...

Barb Maglaqui & MaCherie Dunbar

Tech Sgt. MaCherie Dunbar was deployed twice to Iraq in 2007-2008. At StoryCorps, MaCherie told her then-girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui, about one of the hardest things she had to do while overseas. WHERE ARE THEY NOW? MaCherie retired from the Air...

Dr. Olivia J. Hooker

“I truly think everyone should do what they can to sustain their country.”  In November 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law a bill that established the United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve. Known as SPARS, this new law...

Frank Curre

On December 7, 1941, 2,403 Americans died when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. After convincing his mother to sign his enlistment papers, Frank Curre joined the Navy at...

Scott Skiles & Zach Skiles

Marine Corporal Zach Skiles was deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the start of the United States invasion. While serving on the front lines, he lost five of his friends within a two-week period. When he returned home, Zach found...

Keith Sims & Melvin Pender

“You have to go back. And you’re going back to train for the Olympics.” During the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, many black athletes were called upon to protest racial inequality. Not all were able to do so. This was the...

Duane Topping & Jamie Topping

“So much of the world is just noise. And for me, it is that noise that brings the anxiety.” Duane Topping served three tours in Iraq. Coming home, he suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but found comfort from an unexpected...

Sue McConnell & Kristyn Weed

Sue McConnell and Kristyn Weed are best friends and Vietnam-era veterans. Although they didn’t serve in the war together, they share a story of courage — on and off the battlefield. At StoryCorps, they talked about their other shared sisterhood....

Roman Coley Davis & Dan Marek

Private First Class Roman Coley Davis grew up in a small town in South Georgia. After graduating from high school in 2004, he joined the military. By the time he was 20 years old, Roman found himself 7000 miles away...

John Banvard & Jerry Nadeau

“My name is John Banvard. I am 100 years of age.” John Banvard, 100, and Jerry Nadeau, 72, are military veterans, and served in World War II and Vietnam, respectively. When they met in 1993, they were “sort of in...