Week 1 Uitenbroek
This was the class this semester I was really looking forward to because of the War Through Their Eyes series. I am not a huge fan of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but I have many friends who have gone to serve in both regions. When This project started and I started to get to know Michael Dierich, I noticed right away he was a great storyteller. When I had my in-depth interview with him, he told me more about his assignment in Buedigen, Germany as well as the two years he spent in Virginia. Michael also talked more about his background before going into the military. His family had moved to Freedom when he was young and he attended Freedom High School. He was a good student. He had a number of different part time jobs during high school. He said his inspiration to go into the military was his sister, who had been in the military before him.