Interview with James Medley, September 16, 2011

Project: American Veterans: From Combat to Kentucky, Student Veteran Oral History Project

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James Medley joined the Marine Corps Reserves as a freshman at the University of Kentucky. Medley chose Military Police as his occupation and was stationed with the Military Police Company Alpha in Lexington, Kentucky. He deployed to Iraq and again to Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In this interview Medley talks about boot camp and some of the problems he faced going through training. He describes his first tour to Iraq and what it was like being in country. Medley also talks about his second deployment to Afghanistan and how it was different from his first deployment. He then describes his transition to school as a veteran and how the school is different since he enrolled.

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2011oh235_ww384

Interviewee Name

James Medley

Interviewer Name

Mark Tyler Scott

Interview Date

2011-09-16

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Medley, James Interview by Mark Tyler Scott. 16 Sep. 2011. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Medley, J. (2011, September 16). Interview by M. T. Scott. American Veterans: From Combat to Kentucky, Student Veteran Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Medley, James, interview by Mark Tyler Scott. September 16, 2011, American Veterans: From Combat to Kentucky, Student Veteran Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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