Zachery Knight, Interviewed by Jonathan Shaw, 2016
Name of person(s) interviewed: Zachery Knight
Other people present: NA
Researcher: Jonathan Shaw
Date of interview: 5/24/16
Location of interview: Griswold High School, Helix, Oregon
Special conditions (noise, interruptions, etc.): Bell rings periodically throughout interview, phone sounds, individuals talking and making noise.
General description of contents: Zachery Knight shares his experiences while deployed in Iraq with the Marines.
Length of interview: 0:34:52
Time and Contents
Preliminary Questions (Branch of Service, War Fought, etc.)
Zach explains how he came about joining the Marine Corp, and the reasons behind his decision.
Zach elaborates on his first experiences with the Marine Corp through basic training, and boot camp.
Zach shares his experiences while deployed in Iraq, as well as the role his unit played over there.
Experiences while in action (Convoys, IEDs, etc.)
Zach tells one of his favorite stories, and talks about some common encounters while on duty.
Zach talks about his Purple Heart, and the events that led to his injury. As well as interaction with other branches of the military.
Zach talks a little bit about life while deployed.
Zach talks about friendships and relationships forged while deployed.
Zach talks about Housing, Food, and Locals.
Zach talks about his experiences after being injured, and travel back to the states.
Zach talks about what he did after being released from duty.
Zach talks about how the military changed him, as well as how keeping a positive attitude is important.
Zachery Knight was born and raised in Pendleton, Oregon. He decided to enlist in the Marines at the age 19 as a MP (Military Police).