Like many veterans, 56-year-old Michael Vizcarra left a young family at home when he left on deployment; and for him, that was a significant sacrifice. Michael came to StoryCorps and brought along his now 17-year-old daughter Victoria Vizcarra, to talk about some of his experiences overseas.
Bridgit Bowden produced this story for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie
More than a dozen military members and their family and friends came to the KBIA studios in September to take part in StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative, in partnership with the MU Extension Community Arts Project. For the next week and a half, we’ll be sharing their stories during Morning Edition each weekday at 6:35am, and on kbia.org.