The Nunn Center has recently launched From Combat to Kentucky, a powerful oral history project documenting and archiving the stories of Kentucky’s student veterans returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. These incredible interviews focus on student’s military experiences as well as on their transition back into civilian life and, in particular, into higher education. The project was featured on this week’s WUKY edition of Saving Stories with Doug Boyd and Alan Lytle. The program features excerpts from interviews with UK students Ian Abney and Andrew Napier:
Initial interviews for the From Combat to Kentucky oral history project have been conducted with students at the University of Kentucky who served in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. We hope to interview student at other educational institutions in Kentucky very soon. Interviews are featured at http://www.c2ky.org where you can watch the video interviews as well as explore some of the service photographs being archived by the project as well. You can also view the entire interviews on the Kentuckiana Digital Library.
If you are an Iraq or Afghanistan veteran and would like to participate or receive more information on the From Combat to Kentucky Oral History Project, contact the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History at (859) 257-9672 or Doug Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in participating, please inquire at the C2Ky website.