Ron Riviera is a hospice nurse in California.
He’s also a veteran who served as a Navy corpsman and medic for the Marines during the 1990s.
While deployed overseas, he crossed paths with Jason Deitch, who was an Army medic. They reconnected years later back in the States, and recently had a conversation for StoryCorps.
Here, Ron remembers his grandmother and grandfather — a Korean War vet — who helped raise him.