Interview with Joseph Woodyard, June 5, 2012

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

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Joseph Woodyard joined the Army directly out of high school and served as a Calvary Scout from 2000-2004. During this time his unit took one tour of duty in Iraq from March 2003-March 2004 where Woodyard earned four Army Commendations with Valor and a Purple Heart. In this interview, Woodyard describes his role in the invasion of Iraq, including a description of the tank battle in Hillah, the transition from an invading to an occupying force, and Army relations with private contractors in Iraq. Additionally, Woodyard discusses the transition back to civilian life and his battle with PTSD.

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2012oh016_ww387

Interviewee Name

Joseph Woodyard

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

2012-06-05

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Woodyard, Joseph Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 05 Jun. 2012. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Woodyard, J. (2012, June 05). Interview by R. C. Smoot. American Veterans: From Combat to Kentucky, Student Veteran Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Woodyard, Joseph, interview by Richard C. Smoot. June 05, 2012, 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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