Oral history interview of Ryan McKibben. Interview conducted by Jackie Huss in Orlando, FL on Zoom on March 3, 2021. Interview topics include family background, why he joined the military, experience with basic training, reaction to 9/11, experience at Redstone Arsenal, Fort Sill, and Fort Benning, experience in Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran, experience working with radar technology, responsibilities of an E5 Sargent, physical and mental injuries, transition back to civilian life, college education, work with politics and legislation, and interest in farming and bee keeping.
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Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
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RICHES University of Central Florida
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Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "McKibben, Ryan interview" (2021). Veterans Oral Histories. 675.