James Owens III

Interview Date: July 8th, 2011

This is an edited version of the interview.  Access Full Interview Online here.
James Owens is from Harlan, Kentucky and served in the United States Marine Corps as an AAV Crewman. In this interview, he talks about his upbringing and the factors that influenced his decision to join the Marines. He describes his initial training process going through boot camp, MCT, and AAV training. He talks about his deployments to Iraq and some of the training operations he was a part of. He then talks about college and his pursuit of a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky.

School: Eastern Kentucky University
Status: Undergraduate
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Harlan, Kentucky
United States Marine Corps
Wars Served: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Dates: September 2005 – September 2009

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