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Interview with Ian Jennings Abney, January 26, 2010

Part of Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Collection

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Title:
Interview with Ian Jennings Abney, January 26, 2010
Creator:
Ian Jennings Abney; interviewee. Tyler Gayheart; interviewer.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
2010
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Ian Abney joined the United States Marine Corps right after graduating from high school. He is a veteran of the Iraq War and a University of Kentucky Student. During Abney's service with the United States Marine Corps, Abney went on multiple deployments including a deployment to Fallujah. In this interview, Abney discusses why he joined the Marine Corps, his family's reaction to his enlistment, and his perception of Marines. He also describes his experiences in the service including boot camp, infantry training, and combat situations, particularly in the Anbar province of Iraq and with improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In addition, Abney explains why he left the Marine Corps, his transition to a campus community, and the influence his experiences in the service have had on his course of study at the University of Kentucky.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Subject:
Veterans--Kentucky--Interviews., College students--Kentucky--Interviews., Veterans--Education (Higher)--Kentucky., United States. Marine Corps., War on Terrorism, 2001-2009., Iraq War, 2003-, Iraq., Fallujah, Battle of, Fallujah, Iraq, 2004., Anbar (Iraq : Province), Counterinsurgency--Iraq., Combat troops in action., Improvised explosive devices., Military service, Voluntary., United States. Marine Corps--Infantry., United States. Marine Corps--Military life., University of Kentucky.
Type:
sound
Source:
Col. Arthur L. Kelly American Veterans Oral History Collection
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt70vt1gj667/data/mets.xml
Rights:
This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the owning repository. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws. Please go to http://kdl.kyvl.org for more information.