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Reminiscences of Alex Ryabov : oral history, 2005.

Creator: Ryabov, Alex
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 143 pages sound recordings 6 audio discs (323 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

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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