On a visit to StoryCorps, Storm Reyes told her son, Jeremy Hagquist, about growing up as a farm laborer. Reyes eventually went to night school and worked in a library for more than 30 years. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Forbidden, Books Become A Lifeline For A Young Migrant Worker

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Jon Meadows was deployed to Iraq in 2006 and to Afghanistan in 2012. He and his wife, Melissa, have had to cope with the consequences of the traumatic brain injury he suffered in Afghanistan. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Serving In Iraq And Afghanistan, A New Mission: Healing

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MaCherie Dunbar (right), with her girlfriend, Barb Maglaqui, an active duty Air National Guard medic. Dunbar, who is currently enrolled at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, hopes to retire from the Air Force this year. StoryCorps hide caption

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'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute

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Carlos Rocha, 40, is serving a 30-year sentence for possession of a weapon and murder. Courtesy of the Danville Correctional Center hide caption

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An Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past

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Eddie Lanier (right) and David Wright became friends when Eddie was homeless in Durham, N.C. StoryCorps hide caption

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Saying Goodbye To A Friend Who's 'Ready To Go Home'

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Frank Tempone with his son Jack at StoryCorps in Chicago. StoryCorps hide caption

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Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family'

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Ayodeji Ogunniyi and his father, Abimbola "Yinka" Ogunniyi, at their first American home in South Holland, Ill., in 1993. Courtesy of Ayodeji Ogunniyi hide caption

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After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others

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Cristina Peña was born with HIV. In high school, she was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, about her illness. The couple have been together for 13 years. StoryCorps hide caption

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Born With HIV, Building A Future

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Ernest Greene (left) accompanied Collin Smith to college. When Collin graduated, the school awarded Ernest an honorary degree. StoryCorps hide caption

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One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

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Elisa and Bobby Seeger remember their son, Aidan, on a visit to StoryCorps in Brooklyn. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Brooklyn Boy Who Lost A Life, But Helped Save Others

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Army Capt. Drew Pham says his wife, Molly Pearl, helps him push through the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life after deployment in Afghanistan. StoryCorps hide caption

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Never Truly Over: Discussing Deployment A Challenge Of Its Own

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Jessica and Anthony Villarreal in December 2011, more than three years after the explosion that severely burned Anthony in Afghanistan. Courtesy of Jessica Villarreal hide caption

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Marine Draws Strength From His Marriage To Recover From Burns

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Suzanne Bishop (left) and LJ Evans met while volunteering at an animal rescue center in Alaska after the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. StoryCorps hide caption

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Animal Rescuers Create Joy Amid Chaos After Exxon Valdez Spill

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Lisa Garzone, 47, and Megan Smith, 25, became friends after grieving the loss of the man they both loved. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Man's Death Unites The Women Who Loved Him

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Celeste Davis-Carr, a high school English teacher in Chicago, learned her student Aaron was homeless from a recording for the StoryCorpsU program. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording

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