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Alan Gronewold , Interviewed by Emma Fehrenbacker, 2017
Name of person(s) interviewed: Alan Gronewold
Other people present: Autumn Fehrenbacker
Researcher: Emma Fehrenbacker
Date of interview: May 25, 2017
Location of interview: National Guard in Pendleton
Special conditions (noise, interruptions, etc.): There are some people walking by and talking
General description of contents: How and why he joined the Army, what life was like in the service, and what life is like still working for US Army.
Length of interview: 13:34
Time & Contents
Introduction of who he is.
How he joined the US Army and why he joined.
What branch he is in, and why he chose this branch
His first days in service
His boot camp and training experience
The different wars he served in
His arrival to the different places
His jobs or assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan
His most memorable experiences
What medals he had been awarded and how he get them
He talks about how he stayed in touch with his family
He describes what the food was like
He talks about whether or not he had plenty of supplies
He talks about stress he felt while deployed
He talks about what he did for good luck
He talks about how they entertains themselves
He talks about what he did on leave
He talks about humorous events that happened, and whether or not they pulled pranks. He also talks about whether or not he has pictures
His thoughts on his fellow officers
He talks about the personal diary he kept
He talks about what did after he got back from each deployment
He talks more about his schooling. He also talks about how he decided to make being in the military a career.
He talks about the friendship he has made in the service.
He talks about how his military experience changed the way he views the military. He also talks about how the military has affected his life.
He gives us a final thought about his military experience
Mr. Alan Gronewold