Oklahoma Veteran Makes Sure Fallen Soldiers Have a Little Piece of Home

May 23, 2018

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Oklahoma City in early 2018, and we're bringing you some of the stories that were recorded here. Locally recorded stories will air Wednesdays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on KOSU.

Michael Beach and his adopted grandfather Bill Freeman of Maysville came to the Oklahoma City mobile booth to talk about their shared experiences as veterans of the Navy. And Michael tells Bills about remembering his own grandfather and his quest to make sure all of the men and women from Oklahoma who have died on the fields of battle have just a little piece of home.

This story was produced for KOSU by Rachel Hubbard and Dustin Drew, with interviews recorded at StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans.

Thank you to Phillips Murrah law firm for sponsoring StoryCorps' visit to Oklahoma City.