Date of Award


Document Type


Primary Advisor

Albert Haley

Secondary Advisor

Shelly Sanders

Committee Reader

Sherry Rankin


This creative nonfiction personal narrative is an outgrowth of two other pieces I wrote with my committee chair, Professor Albert Haley, when I took his Eng. 320: Creative Nonfiction Workshop. The long-term goal of this present narrative is to incorporate it with the previously written pieces to eventually complete and publish a spiritual memoir that tells the story of how I can to know God while I served in the U.S. Army. This Honors Thesis piece, entitled "Diary of a Girl Soldier," covers the first six months of my Army tour to COB Adder, Iraq, also known as UR of the Chaldeans in the Bible or Talil, Iraq. The story I narrate takes place during 2009. To enhance the accuracy of what I've written, I've drawn inspiration and recalled memories from a personal journal I kept during my deployment. Thus, this piece is based on my own life experiences and point of view and is intended to adhere to the "truth" as I experienced it. Some of the topics covered are the problems associated with integrating male and female soldiers, personal guilt, spirituality, and my quest to find a Christian husband.

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