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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Newspaper clippings of young Donnie Dunagan from the early '40s. Courtesy of Donnie and Dana Dunagan. hide caption

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Maj. Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

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The Teen Who Didn't Make It — And The Nurses He Moved Along The Way

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Mary Johnson-Roy spoke with Oshea Israel at StoryCorps in Minneapolis. StoryCorps hide caption

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At The End Of A Murder Sentence, A Redemption Forged From Forgiveness

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Dr. Martin Couney holds Beth Allen, one of his incubator babies, at Luna Park in Coney Island. This photo was taken in 1941. Courtesy of Beth Allen hide caption

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Babies On Display: When A Hospital Couldn't Save Them, A Sideshow Did

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CME Futures Pits To Close. 'It Was A Great Run,' Traders Say

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Anny Pena, 30, and Jonny Pena, 32, met when they were both stationed in Arizona. StoryCorps hide caption

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Two Marines, One Deployment And The End Of A Marriage

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Yvette Benavidez Garcia and her husband, Rene, dropped by the StoryCorps studios to reminisce about Yvette's father, Roy, a Medal of Honor recipient whose daring rescue mission in Vietnam cast ripples into his later life as a father. StoryCorps hide caption

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

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Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, left, and Walter Naegle, right, became partners in the 1970s and were together until Rustin's death. Decades before gay marriage was an option, Rustin adopted Naegle to lend legal protection to their relationship. StoryCorps hide caption

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Long Before Same-Sex Marriage, 'Adopted Son' Could Mean 'Life Partner'

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Gwen Moten remembers her childhood friend, Denise McNair, who died with three other girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. StoryCorps hide caption

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Charleston Stirs Memories Of Young Birmingham Bombing Victim

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Mario Loiseau and his daughter Mabou during a recent visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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'I'm So Proud To Have You As A Daughter'

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Sean Fitzpatrick (right) with John Gately, at StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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This Teen Wanted To Die, But An Officer Told Him 'Don't Give Up'

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Patrick Kreifels and Michelle Kreifels grew up on a farm in Omaha, Neb., with their five other siblings. StoryCorps hide caption

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A Brother, A Sister, And Two Lifetimes Of Acceptance

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Len Berk slicing salmon at Zabar's food emporium in New York City. Cosima Amelang/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Life Spent 'Working Toward The Perfect Slice'

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Santiago Arredondo with his wife, Aimee, at StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson

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Leslie Hurd, a casualty assistance calls officer with the U.S. Navy, says her job of delivering news of loved ones' deaths "is not just a duty." StoryCorps hide caption

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Delivering Tragic News — And Becoming 'Part Of The Family'

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