Browse Interviews (214 total)

Will Aubrey discusses his time in the Kentucky National Guard. In particular, Aubrey traces his journey to enlistment after a knee injury, his reasons for joining, his deployment experiences, the comforts of home he missed while deployed, and his feelings on being in country.

White Daniel discusses his time in the miltary, and the return to civilian life. In particular, Daniel comments on his choice to enlist rather than be drafted, his postion in personel management, his transition back home, and his opinions on how the Vietnam War has been protrayed.

Tyson D.G. Yancy details his time in the United States Marine Corp. and some of his most memorable stories. In particular, he comments on combat expereinces, the loss of fellow soldiers, his experiences with PTSD and mental illness, and an apparent mishap in a flight suit.

Tyler Bare discusses his time in the United States Marine Corps., his training and deployment to Afghanistan, what it's like to live through combat, and how he coped with witnessing fellow Marines die in combat.

Timothy R. Tillett details his time in the Army National Guard. In particular, Tillett comments on his time in Iraq, his experiences as a transport driver, and the ways his views on the military and war changed over time.

Timothy J. Gaffney Jr. recounts his time in the Air National Guard. In particular, Gaffney comments on his enlistment path, basic training in Texas, and his job in fire protection. He also detilas the rigours of training continuously, the travel that came with it, as well as his reasons for re-enlisting. He also covers the effects his service has…

Timothy Gruber details his time in the United States Army. In particular, Gruber comments on his deployments to Iraq and Kuwait, being injured and awarded a Purple Heart, as well as coming home and dealing with PTSD. He also comments on being honorably discharged because on the complications he experienced with PTSD.

Tim Anderson discusses his time in the United States Army, and his life afterwards. In particular, Anderson comments on basic training and being deployed to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. He also discusses his education after the Army, his path to becoming a teacher, teaching high school, and his use of military styled classes.

Terry L. Spurlock discusses his time in the United States Navy. In particular, Spurlock comments on his choice to enlist in the Navy rather than be drafted into the Army. He also shares stories from his time in boot camp and his travels to the Philipines and Vietnam.

Talbert G. Turner discusses his choice to enlist in the United States Navy and the experiences that helped him transition back into civilian life. In particular, Turner shares his methods for staying calm under stress, the free time in the evenings that his postion granted him, his advice for people thinking of joining, and his thoughts on how the…

Tabatha 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 experiences, 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.

Stephanie Porras served in the U.S. Army from 2006-2013. In this interview, she talks about her choice to join, her basic training experiences, and what it was like to adapt to military life. She also discusses her choice to leave the military, the discharge process and how she felt she didn't have enough guidance for the transition back into…

Shannon Memminger discusses his career in the United States Army. In particular, Memminger comments on his choice to enlist, and his experiences and observations within the confines of race, gender and culture. He also shares his thoughts on the military industral complex and how the military has become more like a business.

Seth Vaught discusses his time in the United States Marine Corps. In particular, Vaught comments on his reasons for enlisting, his position as a nuclear instructor, and his experiences while being stationed in Japan.

Samuel Cassidy discusses his time in the Marine Corps. In particular, Cassidy details his life in the military during the 1950's. He comments on basic training and life on Parris Island, and shares some of the life skills that he took away from the military. Cassidy also discusses his views on veteran affairs issues and the politics that go along…

Ryan Adkins discusses his combat experiences in the Army. In particular, he details his experiences in combat, how his views of combat changed over time, and the friendships he created. Adkins also comments on the accountability they depended on, the struggles of seeing danger in every situation, the difference in gender roles in combat, and being…

Roger E. Kirby discusses his childhood and his service in the Navy during the Vietnam War. In particular, he comments on growing up on a dairy farm, being raised by his father and extended family, the role the Navy played in Vietnam, and his duties and assignments. Kirby also adds his thoughts on public reactions to soldiers returning from the war,…

Robert Lee Quisenberry details his time in the Air Force. In particular, Quisenberry details his childhood, enlisting in the military, his training, being stationed across the world but not facing combat, his cilvilian life, and his experiences with Veteran Affairs.

Robert Howard discusses his time in the National Guard, his choice to go to basic training before senior year of high school, and his deployment to Iraq. In particular, Howard comments on the politics of being in Iraq and his views on Isolationsim. He also discusses the return to civilian life, the local VFW, and the privatization of the VA. Howard…

Robert Burgess discusses his time in the Navy. In particular, Burgess comments on his Naval responsibilities, the benefits of serving in the Navy, his personal religious beliefs, the GI Bill and his education, and the state of the Veteran healthcare system.

Richard Schmidt details his service in the Navy. Discussions cover his military career, his training as an air traffic controller on Naval carriers, and problems with the healthcare system for Veterans.

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