Interview with Jonathan Patrick Herst, January 29, 2010

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

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Interview Summary

Jonathan Herst enlisted in the military in August 2001 after graduating from college. In this interview Herst discusses his experience as an airborne infantryman in the Army and his stationing in Italy. He also decribes his two deployments to Iraq, particularly his first parachute jump during the invasion, and his injury in action. Herst describes losing his leg to an improvised explosive device (IED) and his medical discharge. In addition, he discusses his work at the VA hospital after rehabilitation with other amputees and coming to University of Kentucky for a Masters in Social Work.

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2010oh011_ww362

Interviewee Name

Jonathan Patrick Herst

Interviewer Name

Joseph Tyler Gayheart

Interview Date

2010-01-29

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Herst, Jonathan Patrick Interview by Joseph Tyler Gayheart. 29 Jan. 2010. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Herst, J.P. (2010, January 29). 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.

Herst, Jonathan Patrick, interview by Joseph Tyler Gayheart. January 29, 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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