Veterans Oral Histories

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Document Type

Video

Interview Date

3-29-2013

Abstract

0:00 Introduction, Early life; 1:19 Growing up with parents in the military; 1:45 Cedarville University and time between college and service; 3:15 Family Military history; 5:15 Reasons for enlisting in the Marine Corps; 6:40 Thoughts before arriving at boot camp; 7:58 Boot camp experiences; 9:34 Specialized training; 11:10 Adjustment to military life; 13:40 Locations served; 15:45 Thoughts before leaving for Iraq; 16:30 Decision to go to Iraq; 18:07 Duties in Iraq; 25:35 Gate Attacks and Indirect Fire; 28:45 Witnessing combat; 30:20 communication with friends and family; 31:55 recreation and off duty pursuits.

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