Ryan Donahue

Interview Date: July 8th, 2011

This is an edited version of the interview.  Access Full Interview Online here.

Ryan is a Navy veteran that served in Operation Enduring Freedom.  He grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and joined the Navy a few years after graduating high school.  In this interview he talks about his job as an Aviation Machinist Mate and some of the stresses and dangers that it entails.  He talks about numerous training exercises and his travels through the Straits of Magellan and the Suez Canal.  He describes his carrier’s role in OEF and his experiences.  He also talks about his transition home and his pursuit of higher education at EKU.

School: Eastern Kentucky University
Status: Undergraduate
Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky
United States Navy
Wars Served: Operation Enduring Freedom
Dates: January 2006 – January 2010

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