"9/11 was only a small part of why I decided to enlist in the military."
"I miss the camaraderie. The person next to you has your back. No matter what."
"I really liked helping the Iraqi kids. They were a hoot and tried to speak broken English to you."
"I enjoyed taking care of the soldiers. I learned a lot of medical knowledge in a short amount of time."
OUT OF IRAQ and
INTO THE CLASSROOM
Many young veterans of the war in Iraq choose to further their education after returning from deployment.
During the spring of 2009, Penn State offered the course, "Narrative, Oral History, New Media Technologies." This course was designed to teach student veterans how to use video and web technologies in order to chronicle the stories and experiences of the Iraq War.
Students gained hands-on experience in documentary filmmaking and oral history interviewing while learning pre- and post-production video techniques.