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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Herman Travis (L) with his friend, Robert Cochran (R) at StoryCorps in San Francisco. Travis delivers groceries from a local food bank to his elderly neighbors, like Cochran. Courtesy of Storycorps hide caption

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The Grocery Delivery Man Who Brings Joy To A Housing Complex

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Doug Neville (left) and Ryan Johnson have been friends for three decades. They met shortly before Neville found out he was HIV-positive. StoryCorps hide caption

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30 Years Of Friendship, Through Fear And An Uncertain Future

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Col. Harry Shoup came to be known as the "Santa Colonel." He died in 2009. Courtesy of NORAD hide caption

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NORAD's Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport

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An ironworker on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in the early 1960s. ©Bruce Davidson/Magnum Photos hide caption

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Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Kiyan Williams (right) told friend Darnell Moore about the struggle of growing up as a gender-nonconforming kid in Newark, N.J. StoryCorps hide caption

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Growing Up Gender-Nonconforming Amid Scolding, Awkward Silences

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Ruth Coker Burks with her friend Paul Wineland. Wineland's partner was one of many AIDS patients Coker Burks has cared for over the past three decades. StoryCorps hide caption

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

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Retired 1st Sgt. Keith Melick (right) and retired Army Special Forces Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wilkins met when Melick, a medic, treated Wilkins after an IED explosion. They were reunited nearly 10 years later. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Decade After Battle, Medic And Wounded Soldier Reunite

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Franklin Gilliard and his wife Sherry live in transitional housing, and they hold a circle of thanks at dinner to remember what they have. StoryCorps hide caption

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Once Homeless, Family Feels 'Blessed To Wake Up Another Day'

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Maurice Rowland (left) and Miguel Alvarez were working at an assisted living home last fall. When it shut down, Maurice -€- the cook --” and Miguel — the janitor --” stayed to take care of the residents left behind. StoryCorps hide caption

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'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

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Ron Riveira, 42, a retired Navy corpsman and a medic for the Marines, with retired Army medic Jason Deitch, 44, in Concord, Calif. The two crossed paths while they were deployed overseas and reconnected back in the states. StoryCorps hide caption

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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

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Former Army Sgt. Ryan Sharp sat down with his father, Kirk Sharp, to talk about what happened when Ryan returned home after two tours in Iraq. StoryCorps hide caption

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Behind A Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts, An Unknown Brain Injury

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Ret. Army Sgt. 1st Class Max Voelz, 40, with Sgt. Mary Dague, 30, who helped him cope after his wife was killed disarming an IED in Iraq. They only met face-to-face recently, for their StoryCorps conversation. StoryCorps hide caption

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Bomb Techs Work Through 'Dark Spots' To Brighter Lives

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Former Army 1st Lt. Trista Matascatillo met her husband, former Army 1st Sgt. Hector Matascastillo, five years after she was sexually assaulted during officer training in the Navy. StoryCorps hide caption

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After A Sexual Assault And A Pregnancy, Vet Kept Her Pain Secret

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Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, with a taxidermy two-headed duckling. Liyna Anwar for NPR hide caption

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For Morbid Anatomy Museum Founder, Spooky Things Are Life's Work

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Shirley Parrello's son, Brian, died in Iraq almost ten years ago. Sgt. Kevin Powell was with him that day, and he says he can still picture Brian Parello in the moments after the IED exploded. Storycorps hide caption

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After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

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