Veterans Oral Histories

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Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-25-2011

Abstract

0:04 Introduction; 0:23 Biographical information; 1:42 Motivations for joining; 2:54 Basic training start; 4:00 Basic training separated by sex; 4:44 What was learned; 5:47 Chemical warfare training; 6:29 Live fire training; 7:20 Pay; 7:56 Self defense training; 8:41 Firing range; 9:06 Free time; 10:05 Graduation; 10:36 Transition to Army life; 11:06 Drill sergeants; 11:47 Additional training; 12:06 Difference between basic and AIT; 12:30 AIT itself; 13:25 After training; 13:50 Unit assigned to; 14:06 Base in Germany; 14:48 Role within unit; 16:49 Trip across the Atlantic; 17:37 Typical day; 17:58 Alert; 18:35 Break in interview - see file 006_1, restart time mark with new file; 0:06 Alert; 0:16 Additional classes in Germany; 1:04 Officers; 1:42 Stationed only in Germany; 1:50 Down-time; 2:32 On leave; 5:28 Ordeal returning from leave; 6:24 German cultural differences; 7:40 Bought a car; 8:03 German soldiers; 8:55 Trip to the border of East/West Germany; 10:06 Correspondence Home; 11:06 Length of time in service/and leaving service.

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