Veterans Oral Histories

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Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-1-2013

Abstract

0:43 Introduction & Biographical Data; 1:15 Family Information; 1:45 Pre-enlistment Information; 2:55 Bootcamp & Training; 3:15 Arrival feelings and emotions; 4:10 First weeks of boot camp; 5:20 Contacting family at boot camp; 6:13 Normal days in intelligence; 7:15 Frustration with "buddy"; 8:45 Chow at basic; 10:06 Position after boot camp; 10:50 Daily duties after boot camp; 11:18 The effects of food; 12:00 Airborne training; 13:41 Female discrimination; 14:30 Last woman standing; 14:55 Formation only told in male barracks; 16:30 Lucky number 13; 16:50 Deployment with the 82nd division to Iraq Tallil; 18:40 Personal reaction to deployment; 20:05 Mission Change; 20:28 Family reaction to deployment and military; 21:24 Odd sights in Iraq & Culture Shock; 21:50 Combat Outpost (COP) and Convoy Information; 22:44 IED's; 23:55 Base hit with rockets; 26:05 Lucky to not be near intense combat; 26:30 Time in Iraq; 14 months; 26:43 RNR (Rest and Relaxation); 27:24 Other soldiers going AWOL; 28:05 Return home; 29:05 Friend's reaction to service; 29:55 Adjustment process; 31:05 Contact with others in Iraq; 33:15 Personal effects of deployment; 33:54 Culture; 34:20 Discrimination by Iraqi citizens for being a female; 35:22 Final notes and thank you.

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