Browse Interviews (9 total)

Ramon Branchcomb discusses his time in the United States Army. In particular, he comments on his time in basic training and his resulting service.

Crystal Benbow discusses her time in the United States Army and her reintergration back into cilvilan life. In particular, Benbow comments on her reasons for enlisting, her experiences in basic training, and her deployment to Iraq. She also explains how the G.I. Bill helped her become a nurse, and she details how her military service has helped her…

Jeffery Beaty recounts his service in the Army. In particular, Beaty recounts his early life, leaving home at eighteen, the culture shock of basic training, and life during his deployment.

SFC Rebecca E. Wood discusses her career in both the Army Reserves and National Guard. In particular, Wood details her decision to enlist at seventeen, being bullied out of joining the AIr Force, being offered a nursing position in the Navy, and her eventual decision to join the Army instead. Wood also commments on Basic Training in South Carolina,…

Baxter Mallory details his life in the Army and the work he does with helping Veterans transition. In particular, Mallory details his time in the 82nd Airborne, breaking his ankle, and how his personality changed after enlistment. He also discusses his ideas for helping returning service people heal from their mental and physical battle scars.

Don Rogers discusses his time in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He details his travels, his job as a naval fireman, his experiences returning home after the war, and his career at an Army Weapons Depot.

Angel Lewis discusses his enlistment in the Army, his thoughts on serving, his job and position while enlisted, as well as the best and worst aspects of life in the service.

Joshua Walker discusses his time in the Marine Corps., his experiences and the losses he endured. In particular, Walker comments on the impacts of losing soldiers to IEDs, the meaning of brotherhood, his work ethic, his thoughts on the healthcare system for veterans, and, he provides advice to potential soldiers wanting to enlist.

Tabitha Flynn details her childhood in a small town and her choice to enlist in the Army. In particular, Flynn comments on basic training, her combat medic expereinces, and the moral and mental struggles of combat. Flynn also discusses her return to civilian life, starting a family, and her major take aways from military service.
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