November 11, 2005 Veteran's Day is a chance for Americans to remember those who have fought for their country. It's also a chance for veterans to recall their service — the sacrifices, the dangers — and how it changed their lives. To mark the holiday, the StoryCorps oral history project offers stories from two soldiers — and two wars.
February 24, 2003 It's still unclear why large numbers of soldiers in the 1991 Gulf War came home with unexplained illnesses. Now, faced with the possibility of a new war in the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon is working to prevent a repeat of those health problems. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.
May 11, 2004 James Hirsch's latest book titled, Two Souls Indivisible: The Friendship That Saved Two POWs in Vietnam, is the harrowing tale of survival and lasting friendship between two men who weren't expected to survive torturous North Vietnam prison camps together.