Interview of Cameron Felsher by Jake Lapointe
November 3, 2014
Cameron Felsher’s drive to serve started at a young age and continued into college when he decided to do something bigger than himself. Inspired by both the events following 9/11 and the war in Iraq, he left college to enlist in the Army. By joining an Airborne unit and getting deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, he saw firsthand the war in the Middle East. His accounts of the people, the geography, and the climate he encountered help to present a clear picture of what it is like for those deployed to the region. His account of Kuwait, which is often the first place troops see when deploying to the Middle East, provides insight into the scale of the U.S. involvement in the area. His dedication to service and to his unit in particular becomes evident in this interview, which tells his story.