Oral History interview of Marc Goitia. Interview conducted by Hazelwood, Christopher at Veteran's Residence.
0:01 Introduction; 00:40 Biographical Information; 2:19 Reason for Joining; 2:49 Basic Training; 3:04 Length of Service; 3:12 Adaptation; 4:35 Response to Deployment; 5:35 Arriving In Iraq; 6:01 Living Conditions; 6:26 Duties; 8:03 Livelihood of Iraqi People; 8:41 Infrastructure; 9:16 Reconstruction Project; 9:56 Experiences With Iraqis; 10:10 Iraq's Attitude; 10:54 Government; 11:39 Education; 12:07 Iraqi's Happiness; 12:20 Occupations; 12:55 Assessment of Deployment; 13:22 Leaving Iraq; 13:40 Knowledge of Iraq; 14:19 Knowledge of Islam; 14:54 Knowledge of Arabic; 15:26 Sunnis & Shias; 16:03 Kurds; 16:48 Knowledge of Iraqi Government; 17:52 Success of Iraq; 18:39 Returning Home; 19:37 Perspective Change; 20:51 Current Occupation; 21:06 Future Military Goals; 22:27 Future Life Goals; 24:12 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Charlie Company, 373rd Military Intelligence Battalion
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Operation New Dawn
Combat Action Badge
See video for details.
Please keep service member's name, contact information, and unit confidential due to the nature of his Military Intelligence Branch.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Goitia, Marc A.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
Contributor Affiliation / Organization
RICHES; University of Central Florida
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Goitia, Marc Anthony interview" (2013). Veterans Oral Histories. 146.