Interview with Jesse D. Allen


  • Identifier2020 OH 035
  • Date11/25/2019
  • InterviewerPhillips, Bryce
  • IntervieweeAllen, Jesse D.
  • DescriptionJesse D. Allen discusses growing up around the military, his decision to join the Army and his experiences while enlisted. In particular, Allen details his time in the Middle East while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Allen discusses the good and bad expereinces of war, the scars he brought home with him, and how he has worked to live with mental illness and PTSD. He also covers his plans for retirement, his current position as a recruiter and the overall benefits of serving in the military.
  • LocationBowling Green, KY
  • Duration0:43:11
  • RestrictionsNone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


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