Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-11-2013

Abstract

0:35 Childhood/family; 1:36 Civilian life before service; 2:05 Reasons for joining; 3:10 Most memorable lesson; 5:18 How military service helped in civilian life; 5:36 Boot camp; 6:20 Main duties while serving; 6:43 Brotherhood in service; 7:20 Keeping in touch with family; 8:38 Recreational activities; 9:00 Thoughts on returning to the states; 9:47 keeping in touch with fellow brothers; 10:50 9/11; 11:19 Habits; 11:51 Returning; 12:45 Reflection on service; 15:02 Travels; 16:36 Family reaction to joining the service; 17:42 Reason for choosing marines; 18:59 Chronology; 20:45 2-Week Break; 21:44 How the time in the service helped in school; 23:21 Expectations of service life versus the reality (boredom); 26:30 Leadership; 27:52 Reflection of previous wars in similar areas; 29:13 Realization of racism; 30:16 Effects of the fog of war; 31:22 Reflection of combat; 33:54 Responsibility for fellow soldiers; 35:03 Thanking veterans; 36:00 Support at home.

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