StoryCorps: Recording The Lives And Stories Of Everyday Americans StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate the lives of everyday Americans by listening to their stories.

Pastor David Ned, 64, shared this and another experience with StoryCorps, last fall. StoryCorps hide caption

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The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

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Scott Skiles, 61, and his son Zach Skiles, 32, had never sat down to talk about Zach's life after his deployment to Iraq --until their recent StoryCorps interview. StoryCorps hide caption

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Formerly Homeless Vet And His Dad Remember His Darkest Moments

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Phuong Nguyen, 55, and her son, Chris, who survived the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. StoryCorps hide caption

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Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

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Undiagnosed Brain Injury Is Behind Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts

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Vickie and Sissy Goodwin have been married for more than 46 years and for much of that time, Sissy has worn women's clothing. StoryCorps hide caption

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Longtime Couple Found That Clothes Didn't Make The Man

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Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay. StoryCorps hide caption

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Accepting His Daughter As Gay Was Like A Weight 'Lifted Off Me'

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Jeff Wilson accidentally struck Tammie Baird with his car 30 years ago when they were in high school. They've reunited to remember the incident. StoryCorps hide caption

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Twist Of Fate: An Accident Brings 'Beautiful Symmetry' To 2 Lives

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Albert Sykes fielded questions from his son, Aiden, at StoryCorps in Jackson, Miss. StoryCorps hide caption

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Dad To Son: 'Live With Hands Unfolded ... Release Your Gifts To World'

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A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

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Diana and Rick Abath during a recent visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Former Security Guard Reflects On What He Lost One Fateful Night

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Former Lance Cpl. Erik Galvan (right) and Sgt. Daniel Wheeler had a professional friendship that was nearly destroyed by an IED — but, with time, they reconciled. StoryCorps hide caption

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After Explosion, A Soldier And His Squad Leader Find Peace

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Retired California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs (left) and Kevin Berthia at StoryCorps in San Francisco. StoryCorps hide caption

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10 Years Later, A Pair Of Strangers Revisit A Leap Not Taken

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President Barack Obama participates in a "My Brother's Keeper" StoryCorps interview with Noah McQueen in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Feb. 20. Chuck Kennedy/The White House hide caption

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Obama To Ambitious Teen: 'You've Got This Strength Inside Yourself'

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Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass. StoryCorps hide caption

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Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

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Bill Jones with his son, Aaron. Courtesy of Bill Jones hide caption

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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

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