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Bryan Wilmoth (right) reunited with his brother Michael years after their parents kicked Bryan out for being gay. All six of their siblings either ran away or were kicked out of their family's home over the years. StoryCorps hide caption

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Lance Pilgrim with his parents, Randy and Judy, at the pre-deployment ceremony at Fort Sill, Okla., in January 2003. Courtesy of Judy Pilgrim hide caption

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Diane Tells His Name, 61, grew up unaware of her Native American identity. When she discovered the truth in her late 30s, she adopted a child from her Lakota tribe, Bonnie Buchanan. StoryCorps hide caption

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In December, when Boyd Applegate isn't driving his big-rig truck, he dresses up as Santa and hand-delivers gifts under Christmas trees. It's a pastime he's enjoyed for more than 20 years. StoryCorps hide caption

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Jeff Ingram, 46, suffers from a rare condition that wipes his memory. Whenever he has an attack, his wife, Penny, fears he won't regain his love for her. StoryCorps hide caption

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At StoryCorps in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state, Anand Hernandez and his mom, Sarah Avant, discussed his parents' 2009 divorce. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Rev. Eric Williams and his colleague Jannette Berkley-Patton visited StoryCorps in Kansas City, Mo., where they discussed a funeral that shaped Williams' future. StoryCorps hide caption

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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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Larry Rolf (left) and Denny Daniels are best friends who were both married to the same woman — though at different times. After she died, the two helped each other cope. StoryCorps hide caption

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In this animated short from StoryCorps, Nicholas Petron remembers his grandfather, Rocco Galasso, who moved to New York City from Italy with the hopes of making a better life. StoryCorps hide caption

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