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Week 2 Ivansek

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This is Week 2 journal entry from Holly Ivansek, who is a student reporter for the War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 3, Warriors & Students multimedia project.
Week 2 Ivansek

Picture Adam showed me.

Today I did a follow up interview with Adam. I got to learn a lot more about his experience at war. He showed me pictures and videos from when he was in Iraq. It really helped to see pictures because then when he talks to me about his experiences I can visualize some of the stories in my head. In the pictures Adam was either 19 or 20 years old. He had a younger looking face in the pictures. It put an image in my head of that 19/20  year old guy rather than the 25 year old sitting across from me. The pictures  surprised me because I really knew nothing about Iraq. I didn’t realize how hot it gets there. Adam said the thermometer that was sitting by his head was always at 122 degrees. One thing I learned in my interview today was that the first thing he did when he returned to the states was went to Milford Lake. I didn’t know where Milford lake was located, I thought it was in Wisconsin. Milford Lake is the largest lake in Kansas and is only 20 minutes away from Fort Riley. He said he went there to marvel at the amount water. This thought made me stop and think about how other countries have problems with various things like water shortage and how sometimes people just take advantage of simple things like water. Today we also took our studio photos with Shawn McAfee.

 

 

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