Interview with Ryan Adkins


  • Identifier2020 OH 069
  • Date11/12/2019
  • InterviewerCook, Jamie
  • IntervieweeAdkins, Ryan
  • DescriptionRyan 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 injured while serving. Adkins also recalls his last days in the Army, his discharge, returning home from deployment, and his journey to getting a service dog.
  • LocationWilliamsburg, VA
  • Duration1:25:36
  • RestrictionsNone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


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