Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-5-2013

Abstract

0:41 Biographical Information; 1:44 Job Before the Army; 2:12 How Joined the Army; 3:50 MEPS problem; 4:36 Shipped out Jan. 2007, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; 5:00 Reasons Why Joined Army; 5:56 Families Reaction; 6:31 Basic Training; 7:24 Adapting to Military Lifestyle; 8:31 Deployed; 8:42 Deployment Details; 9:44 Explanation of Why Sumner is Intelligence; 11:20 Contract Renegotiation; 12:04 Duty while Deployed; 12:18 Expectations about Iraq; 13:05 Not Prepared For; 13:55 Opposed to the War; 15:56 Relationships Made in Service; 16:30 Leadership in Iraq; 17:08 Contact Keeped; 18:08 Recreational Activities; 19:45 Interaction with Civilians; 21:32 Return to the States; 22:34 Promotion; 23:11 Return Home Reception; 23:30 Readjustment; 26:20 Support for the War; 27:08 Counseling, PSTD; 27:59 Impact of Military on Life; 29:01 US Handlement of Iraq; 30:00 Family's Opinion on Iraq War; 30:55 Family's Reaction to Deployment; 31:23 Concerns on Safety; 31:46 Viewpoint on Middle East Post-Deployment; 33:20 Cultural Aspects; 36:10 Interesting Points Learned; 38:53 Plans Post-Military.

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