Interview Date: January 28, 2010
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Andrew Napier enlisted in the National Guard as a medic immediately after high school. In this interview, he discusses preparation for, and deployment to Afghanistan, and the stress of being a medic. He also describes ambushes and identifying a KIA in detail while in Afghanistan. In addition, Napier discusses his association with the University of Kentucky VA office after coming home and its effectiveness in helping with his transition.
School: University of Kentucky
Hometown: Richmond, Kentucky
Service: United States Army-National Guard
Wars Served: Operation Enduring Freedom
Dates: June 27, 2006 –