Interview with Steven M. Schmisek


  • Identifier2021 OH 335
  • Date6/29/21
  • InterviewerRylander, Jacob
  • IntervieweeSchmisek, Steven M.
  • DescriptionSteven M. Schmisek discusses his personal background, his introduction to Military Service, the September 11th attack and his reactions, his basic training experiences and deployments, and his eventual reintegration back into civilian life and use of Veterans Affairs services. In particular, Schmisek discuses his Iraq Deployment and his work in Detainee Operations, his Afghanistan deployment and the resulting Special Operations Missions and a Korengal Valley Ambush, and his struggles with reintegration.
  • Duration1:54:32
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


“Interview with Steven M. Schmisek,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed December 10, 2023,