Veterans Oral Histories

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0:00-2:00 introduction, biographical info, enlist army after graduate high school; 2:00-3:00 boot camp at Ft. Knox, KY; 3:00-5:00 description of typical day at boot camp; 5:00-6:00 graduate boot camp as cavalry scout, 1st duty station Ft. Hood, TX; 6:00-7:00 receive orders for Iraq; 7:00-8:00 description of typical day in Baghdad on patrol; 8:00-9:00 response to insurgent activity; 9:00-10:00 impression of Iraq; 10:00-11:00 description of Iraqi’s reaction to U.S. army presence in neighborhoods; 11:00-12:00 description of homecoming and readjustment; 12:00-13:00 difficulties readjusting to civilian life; 13:00-14:00 effect of war experience on interviewee’s life; 14:00-15:00 maintain contact with fellow soldiers; 15:00-16:00 opinion on military service; 16:00-18:00 comparison of Iraqi conflict versus Afghanistan conflict; 18:00-19:00 friendly fire incident; 19:00-20:00 discusses Iraqi military police force; 20:00-21:00 locals terrified to talk to U.S. troops; 21:00-24:00 rules of engagement, become political war, death toll; 24:00-25:00 portrayal in media; 25:00-27:00 discusses America’s support of war; 27:00-28:00 compare weapons of U.S. military versus Iraq insurgents; 28:00-29:00 suicide bombers, Iraqi insurgent strategy and organization; 29:00-30:00 3 weeks in Kuwait; 30:00-31:00 effect of President on military conditions; 31:00-32:00 souvenirs from Iraq, I.E.D.; 32:00-35:00 discusses how chose job in military, recruiter told him to lie to get job, caught; 35:00-36:00 ASFAB in determining jobs; 36:00-37:00 military recruitment.