Army Spc. Matthew Bolar attended the NFL's NFC championship game in January 2007 with his father, Gordon. A few months later he was killed by an IED. Courtesy of Gordon Bolar hide caption

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Ellene Montagne decided at 10 she wanted to be a pilot. She's pictured here in 1947 near Fort Belvoir, Va., where she learned how to fly at a local airport. Courtesy of Michael Montagne hide caption

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Radio Host's Mom Recounts Nebraska Childhood

Ellene Montagne learned to make her own fun growing up with four siblings on a large farm in Nebraska. She passed her spirit of adventure on to her daughter, Renee.

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A Riot Sparks Robert Siegel's Love For Radio

NPR's Robert Siegel realized he wanted to pursue a career in radio after anchoring broadcasts at Columbia University's radio station during sit-in demonstrations in 1968.

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