Iraq war interview

Questions about his time in Iraq and thoughts about the war

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John Jackson and Hazel Diaz

John Jackson (48) talks with StoryCorps employee Hazel Diaz (33) about his deployment to Iraq, how he had PTSD when he returned, and the time it took for him to realize it and get treatment. He also talks about his...

“It was my destiny…”
October 18, 2018 App Interview

On October 14 2018, Talal Younis, a first generation immigrant, was interviewed by high school student, Saif Younis. Talal immigrated to the United States in 1968, all on his on, seeking for a better education. His story is told in...

Remembering 9/11 with my mother

A first hand perspective of 9/11 through my mother’s eyes and the actions she took that day.

Combat Veteran interviews Military Widow

Mrs.Joy was kind enough to share her life experiences with me and I am forever grateful. She is a military widow who owns her own daycare. Being a combat veteran myself, I had countless questions because of the many intersections...

From Baghdad To San Francisco

In 1968, Paul Neesan’s mother was pregnant with him as the whole family immigrated from Iraq to San Francisco. In Los Angeles, California, 14-year old Zachary Neesan interviews his father about his experiences growing up in a household where he...

My mom and I

Her life and childhood and how it was coming to this country at first.

PTSD and Me: How Poetry saved me from Suicide

Erika Land and Aissatou Sidime-Blanton discuss that PTSD the Erika suffered as part of her U.S. military service as a pharmacy technician and how poetry, and producing her one-woman play (“PTSD and Me/At ease. Not today PTSD.”), has helped her...

Short time with my grandma

In the time my garndma was born she had to have courage, leadership, and self-confidence to presue her dreams.

Story of my dad
November 28, 2018 App Interview

Talking to my dad about his life growing up and the tough decisions he had to make for our family and country that have lead to where I am living right now and is the reason I have all of...

Gazi Zibari talks about growing up in Kurdistan and moving to America at a young age

In this interview, conducted in December 2, 2017 I mainly interviewed my father about his early life and how the people around him made him the man he is today. We also talked about his family and how important they...

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...

Joe Langford, former Air Force crew chief, shares his experience being in the United States Air Force.

Joe Langford, an Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran, shares his story in an interview with high school sophomore Savannah McCool. Langford speaks on his deployment, his retirement from the military, and the difference between military and civilian life.

Reza Zandi talk about growing up in Kerman,Iran, and his experience during the Iranian revolution.

My Dad talked about his experience during the Iranian Revolution, and what was going on back then. He also explained to me more in detail about the Iran-Iraq war, and what it was like living during that time when there...

Ryan Kules- Iraqi war Survivor, wounded warrior

In this interview Riley Souder interviews Ryan kules. We talk about his childhood, his past and and now. He had a major injury in Iraq which changed his whole life.

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(Roland) Gabe Sevigny and Hazel Diaz

Hazel Diaz (32) interviews new acquaintance Gabe Sevigny (34) about losing his friend Kyle while they were deployed in Iraq, and the support of family and friends.

Interview with John Betlyon, Desert Storm and OEF veteran

Interview with Lt. COL (ret.) and former Penn State professor John Betlyon regarding his time in the military

A life well lived

Ranya story of her family coming to America.