Reminiscences of Alex Ryabov : oral history, 2005.
Former Marine, Co-Founder, Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Scope and Contents
Background: born, Khrakov, Ukraine, family's immigration to Brooklyn, New York 1989; decision to join United States Marine Corps [Marines]; assignment as ammunition technician, California; 9/11: attempts to reach family in Manhattan, expectation of imminent war; visit to New York; military service in Iraq (January - May 2003): reflections on role of U.S. military in civilian arena; inadequacy of equipment and training; general reflections on stress of war; dissent from Bush administration policies, role of internet in contemporary activism.
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