Interview with Carol Trainer


  • Identifier2020 OH 199
  • Date3/7/20
  • InterviewerMarling, Joanna
  • IntervieweeTrainer, Carol
  • DescriptionIn this interview, Carol Trainer details her life before joining the Air Force and her subsequent time in the military. Trainer shares details on her "normal" childhood and how a John F. Kennedy quote motivated her to join the military to prevent war. She comments on her time in bootcamp, the procedures that occurred after she got off the plane, and she explains how she dealt with the rigors of training. She then discusses friendships that were formed and what they did in their spare time. She also comments on how she kept in touch with family back home and how friendships helped her to more easily settle into the military life. Later in the interview, Trainer details her life after she was discharged from the Air Force. She speaks about her travels, children, schooling, and the careers she pursued after the military. She shares her opinions and views on the various topics and how those perspectives have been changed or influenced by her service. She concludes with her views on the draft, volunteer armies, and policies for war.
  • Duration :26:57
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerMarling, Joanna


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