Student-Veteran Oral History Project

Narrator Name

Chris Jon Blackman

Interviewer Name

Carly Elijah

Context for Interview

The narrator volunteered to be interviewed about their service and transition to college. The interviewer is a student at USC Aiken in the Honors program.

Brief Description of Interview

The interview begins with Blackman’s childhood in Columbus, OH and Augusta, GA; his enlistment in the Navy at 23; and his naval career, which included his service on a nuclear submarine and duty in Connecticut, Georgia, and Washington State, as well as his return to college at USC Aiken to pursue a Bachelor’s in Business.

Location of Interview

RPSEC

Duration of Interview

15 minutes

Date of Birth

1986

Birthplace

Columbus, OH

Gender

Male

Dates of Service

2011-15

Branch/Units of Service

Navy; Submarines

Theaters/Locations of Service

Great Lakes Naval Station, IL; New London, CT; King’s Bay, GA; Bangor, WA

Major Course of Study

Marketing

Previous College/University Experience

Augusta University

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