Matthew Kenney, a lifetime resident of Lowell with a long family tradition of service, enlisted as an Army Infantryman in 2005 and served until 2013. Kenney received his training at Fort Campbell, KY, was sent as part of AFRICOM to Kenya, and later joined the 101st Airborne Division in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. His interview details his service in Afghanistan, and his personal opinions on issues facing the nation building process there. Kenney also covers topics such as the impact his service has had on him both personally and professionally, his transition to civilian and student life, and his experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Kenney’s short story “Bumbling” was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Solstice Magazine.
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