Interview Date: March 11th, 2011
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Philip McKenzie joined the Tennessee National Guard after graduating from high school. In this interview he talks about growing up in eastern Kentucky, northern Kentucky, and finally moving to Gallatin, Tennessee. McKenzie discusses his decision to join the National Guard and his time in boot camp. He describes his experiences during his two tours to Iraq and the difficulties of adjusting to life back home. McKenzie also talks about the difficulties of being a veteran student and his decision to come to the University of Kentucky.
School: University of Kentucky
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Gallatin, Tennessee
Service: United States Army-National Guard
Wars Served: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Dates: June 2004-December 2005; December 2009-July 2010