Narrator Name

Hillary Polander

Interviewer Name

Kylie Tager

Context for Interview

Hillary Polander is a Marine Corps veteran and first year chemistry major at USC Aiken. Kylie Tager is a first year biology major at USC Aiken. The interview was conducted for Honors 101-Oral History.

Brief Description of Interview

The interview begins with a brief history of Polander’s childhood and high school years. The interview then changed focus to her military career, beginning with Parris Island and ending with her duties in Air Support Squadron at Cherry Point MCAS, NC. The interview then focuses on her life post-military, school (universities, major, difficulty of transition, etc.), hobbies, lifestyle changes, and future goals.

Location of Interview

RPSEC

Duration of Interview

20 minutes

Date of Birth

1992

Birthplace

Cleveland, OH

Gender

Female

Dates of Service

2010-14

Branch/Units of Service

Marine Corps; Air Support

Theaters/Locations of Service

Camp Lejeune, NC; Twentynine Palms, CA; Cherry Point MCAS, NC

Highest Rank Attained

Lance Corporal

Major Course of Study

Chemistry

Previous College/University Experience

Ohio State; Columbus State

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