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Twenty Years of Service: Post 9/11 Veterans (Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project)
In this installment of Experiencing War, we invite you to listen as post-9/11 veterans tell their own stories through oral histories, photographs, memoirs, and artwork. 2021 marks the twenty-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and in the two decades that have passed, the Veterans History Project has archived thousands of narratives from veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the Middle East during the War on Terror. The collections highlighted here provide insight into the personal and individual experiences of American service members during an era defined by memories of 9/11, multiple overseas deployments, and the constant struggle to adapt technology and techniques to uncertain environments. Every veteran has their own unique story to share, and we encourage post-9/11 veterans to add their perspectives to our archive by participating in the Veterans History Project. For more information on this installment of Experiencing War, please read our blog post on post-9/11 veterans.

For more collections like these, please view: The Global War on Terror, Current Conflicts: Afghanistan and Iraq

Photo on main page: “Four soldiers and flags during a ceremony honoring a fallen soldier.” Lee Ingrid Papanek Lane Collection, Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/47372/PH11.
Elliot Ackerman collectionElliot L. Ackerman
MARINE CORPS
Iraq War
Afghan War


Video Interview
Dean Baratta collectionDean Baratta
ARMY
Afghan War

Video Interview, Memoir, Photographs
Joseph Arden Beimfohr collectionJoseph A. Beimfohr
ARMY
Iraq War


Audio Interview, Photographs
Stephen M. Collins, Jr. collectionStephen M. Collins, Jr.
MARINE CORPS
Iraq War
Afghan War


Audio Interview, Photos, Correspondence
Rupa Dainer collectionRupa Dainer
NAVY
Afghan War

Video Interview
Shilo A. Harris collectionShilo A. Harris
ARMY
Iraq War

Video Interview, Photographs
Lee Ingrid Papanek Lane collectionLee Papanek Lane
ARMY
Iraq War

Audio Interview, Photographs
Joachin Jefferson Marchand collectionJoachin J. Marchand
ARMY
Iraq War
Afghan War


Video Interview
Kimberly M.Mitchell collectionKimberly M. Mitchell
NAVY
War on Terrorism

Video Interview, Photogrphs
William J. Muhm collectionWilliam J. Muhm
NAVY
Iraq War

Video Interview
Veasna Roeun collectionVeasna Roeun
ARMY
Afghan War

Video Interview, Photographs
William Dean Smock collectionWilliam Dean Smock
ARMY
Iraq War

Audio Interview, Memoir, Photohgraphs, Paintings
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