Interview with Joseph Tyler Gayheart, May 28, 2010

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

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Tyler Gayheart joined the Marine Corps after graduating from high school. In this interview, Gayheart discusses growing up, his decision to become a Marine, and his experiences in boot camp. Gayheart also describes his time in Hawaii before being deployed to Afghanistan and his experiences in preparing for combat overseas. He discusses being in Afghanistan itself, including engaging in combat and the downtimes between missions. In addition, Gayheart discusses his time after leaving the Marine Corps, returning to civilian life, and the shortcomings of the military in preparing him for the transition.

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2010oh057_ww368

Interviewee Name

Joseph Tyler Gayheart

Interviewer Name

Ian Jennings Abney

Interview Date

2010-05-28

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Gayheart, Joseph Tyler Interview by Ian Jennings Abney. 28 May. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gayheart, J.T. (2010, May 28). Interview by I. J. Abney. American Veterans: From Combat to Kentucky, Student Veteran Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gayheart, Joseph Tyler, interview by Ian Jennings Abney. May 28, 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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