Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-18-2011

Abstract

00:01 Introduction; 00:15 Why the Marines? Family background; 00:54 Recruitment; 1:45 Basic training; 2:39 Injury in training; 3:35 MCT training; 4:05 Specialized job training; 4:10 Deployment training and deployment; 6:30 1st day in Iraq, weeks after; 8:48 Adjusting to life in Iraq; 9:50 Missing home; 10:37 Favorite aspect of Iraq; 11:05 Least favorite aspect; 11:45 Hardest event; 13:20 Changed perceptions?; 14:07 Cruelty?; 15:08 On base responsibilities; 15:32 Racial diversity in battalion; 16:22 British forces; 16:59 Length of service; 17:30 Return to States, adjusting; 18:20 Contact with other soldiers; 18:37 Loss of friends?; 19:19 Exit from military; 19:56 Marijuana use; 20:58 Positive experiences? Changes?; 21:50 Problems with physical size; 22:18 What about Navy appeals; 22:40 Regrets; 23:00 Prepared by deployment; 23:24 Return of fellow soldiers; 24:25 Feelings on the war; 25:23 Afghanistan feelings; 25:40 What did you gain; 26:00 Would you encourage service

Share

COinS