Vicki Smallidge and Jessica Czajkowski | Audio by WRVO staff, video by Juliette Lynch

In her senior year of college, 22-year-old Vicki Smallidge, in red on right, enlisted in the Army as a 91W Healthcare Specialist, trained in trauma medicine. After serving for four years, with discharge papers in hand, and ready to return home to Oswego, NY, Smallidge received orders to deploy to Iraq. Ten years later, Smallidge and her friend, Jessica Czajkowski, reflect on her experience. Here she listens to her own Veterans Listening Project interview. More stories>>>