Interview with John E. Owens


  • Identifier: 2020 OH 008
  • Date: 10/21/2019
  • Interviewer: Petro, Steve
  • Interviewee: Owens, John E.
  • Description: John E. Owens details his early life, his decision to enlist in the Army, and his choice to transfer to the National Gruard after 9/11. Owens shares interesting stories from basic training and his deployment to Iraq. Interview conversations also include comments on being an authority figure during conflict, the weight of holding the lives of men in his hands, and the support his family gave him while he was deployed.
  • Location: London, KY
  • Duration: 0:51:19
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  • Restrictions: None
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.
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“Interview with John E. Owens,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed November 30, 2021,