Interview with Ryan Dean Zimmerman, May 5, 2010

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

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Interview Summary

Ryan Dean Zimmerman graduated from the United States Military Academy West Point, served as a medical platoon leader in Afghanistan, and attended dental school at the University of Kentucky. In this interview, Zimmerman describes his childhood and his experience as a student-cadet at West Point. He discusses his reaction to 9/11 and his deployment to Afghanistan in the Medical Services Corps. After sharing some stories from his deployment, Zimmerman discusses the process of enrolling in the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, his experiences there, and contrasts himself with other dental students.

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2010oh056_ww367

Interviewee Name

Ryan Dean Zimmerman

Interviewer Name

Joseph Tyler Gayheart

Interview Date

2010-05-05

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Zimmerman, Ryan Dean Interview by Joseph Tyler Gayheart. 05 May. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Zimmerman, R.D. (2010, May 05). Interview by J. T. Gayheart. American Veterans: From Combat to Kentucky, Student Veteran Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Zimmerman, Ryan Dean, interview by Joseph Tyler Gayheart. May 05, 2010, 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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