Interview with Benton D. Shirey


  • Identifier2020 OH 042
  • InterviewerFannin, Dakota
  • IntervieweeShirey, Benton D.
  • DescriptionBenton D. Shirey discusses his time in the United States Navy. In particular, Shirey comments on his time in the Medical Corps, his training, how it effected his family life, the Reagan Era military, and what it was like to serve during the Cold War. He also discusses his thoughts on the difficulties of returning to civilian life, and the services available for the Veterans who struggle with the transition.
  • Duration0:56:58
  • RestrictionsNone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


“Interview with Benton D. Shirey,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 25, 2024,