Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

10-7-2011

Abstract

0:00-0:56 Childhood; 0:57-1:26 Reason for joining: 9/11; 1:27-1:43 View of military prior to 9/11; 1:44-2:17 Perfume/Cologne Business; 2:18-2:45 Parents Approval; 2:46-2:54 Joined to go into war; 2:55-4:54 Basic Training: foot injury; 4:55-6:02 First deployment in Iraq: Al Taqaddum, Habbaniyah, Ramadi; 6:03-6:39 View of Iraq prior to being there: went to save lives; 6:40-7:20 Prevent death by chemical warfare; 7:21-8:57 Massive desolation in Iraq; 8:58-10:26 The feeling of the soldiers going to Iraq; 10:27-12:10 Primary Job: Chemical Operations Specialist, Combat Engineer, NBC; 12:11-13:52 Communication with loved ones; 13:53-14:54 Day to day life; 14:55-16:38 Locals: Ramadi, locals liked the soldiers; 16:39-18:32 Soldier treatment of locals: not so good; 18:33-21:52 Accomplishments: rebuilding a school for girls; could not talk about most vivid memory; 21:53-23:44 First combat experience; 23:45-25:40 Fear: running out of supplies; 25:41-27:15 Injury: IEDs, brain damage; 27:16-29:23 After injury actions; 29:24-30:19 Coming home; 30:20-31:27 Adjusting to home life; 31:28-33:23 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Insomnia, New Years; 33:24-34:27 Got out of Iraq what he wanted; saved over 224 lives; 34:28-34:39 Government; 34:40-35:10 Presidential Administrations; 35:11-38:46 News Media: Soldier Behavior; 38:47-39:18 Orphaned children; 39:19-40:22 How Iraq change him: more cynical; 40:23-41:28 Misconceptions about the war; 41:29-44:15 U.S. involvement in Iraq; Afghanistan; 44:16-44:49 What he would like to see happen in Iraq; 44:50-46:24 Weapons of mass destruction; 46:25-47:29 What happens to the chemical bombs found; 47:30-50:20 Close to death experiences

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