Alex Schmidt and Nancy Warner

Nancy Warner (70) interviews her friend Alex Schmidt (75) about his family's experience emigrating from Germany to the United States. They also discuss his childhood in Germany and Washington State, his military and clergy careers, and his family.

Linda Gorham and Gwendolyn Hilary

Linda Gorham (58) tells her friend Gwendolyn Hilary (68) about being a professional storyteller. She also talks about what she learned from her grandfather who was a Pullman Porter, her passion for golf and how she learned about race in...

Kathleen Esserman and Lauren Moriarty

Kathleen Esserman (36) shares anecdotes and interviews her mother Lauren Moriarty (67) about Lauren's father, David Merritt Peters, who was a Green Beret with an extensive and accomplished military and civilian life.

William Hinderer and Jeb Backe

William "Bill" Hinderer (78) talks to StoryCorps facilitator Jeb Backe (26) about serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. He reflects on enlisting, going through officer training school, and reuniting with his wife in Hawaii.

A Military Couple

My boyfriend recently returned from basic training for the National Guard and he was finally ready to explain what he went though and why he chose to do it.

Jeb Savage and his grandafther Perry Savage speak about the experience of growing up in Piedmont, AL and his time in the military.

I am Jeb Savage, a 17 year old senior in high school at Vestavia Hills, and I am speaking with my Grandfather, Perry Savage, or Gooda who is 81 and is an orthopedic surgeon with a practices in Trussville and...

Ellie Kennedy and Marcia Franklin

Marcia Franklin (60) interviews friend and veteran Ellie Kennedy (65) about her experiences during the Gulf War. They also talk about life after the war, athleticism, and Gulf War Syndrome.

Robert Kelley and Jeb Backe

Robert "Sam" Kelley (78) talks to StoryCorps facilitator Jeb Backe (26) about his service in Vietnam. He reflects on the trauma of his war experiences and on reconnecting with the men with whom he served.

Gabriele Azhar and Alia Azhar

Alia Azhar (42) shares a conversation with her mother, Gabriele "Gaby" Azhar (75), about how Gabriele first came to the United States, what her life was like growing up in Florida then Georgia, about her family, and about meeting her...