maria oropello

Arts and Culture
10:03 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Military Voices: "Everybody was very happy and very sad at the same time"

Kylie Journell and Maria Oropello
StoryCorps

5-year-old Kylie Journell’s father is in Japan with the Navy, and she lives with her grandmother Maria Oropello in Columbia, who cares for her as a mother. They came to story corps to talk about their family history and how the military has impacted it.

This story was produced by Kate Grumke for KBIA. Music by Chris Zabriskie

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