Oral History interview of Matthew Beaugh. Interview conducted by Bobb, Canaan at Teen Missions International.
0:01 Introduction, Early life; 1:19 Growing up with parents in the military; 1:45 Cedarville University and time between college and service; 3:15 Family Military history; 5:15 Reasons for enlisting in the Marine Corps; 6:40 Thoughts before arriving at boot camp; 7:58 Boot camp experiences; 9:34 Specialized training; 11:10 Adjustment to military life; 13:40 Locations served; 15:45 Thoughts before leaving for Iraq; 16:30 Decision to go to Iraq; 18:07 Duties in Iraq; 25:35 Gate Attacks and Indirect Fire; 28:45 Witnessing combat; 30:20 communication with friends and family; 31:55 recreation and off duty pursuits.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Scott Air Force Base (Ill.)
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Iraq Campaign Medal; Naval Achievement Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; National Defense Service Medal
See video for details.
City of Birth
Scott Air Force Base
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Teen Missions International.
Beaugh, Matthew C.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps
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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Matthew, Beaugh Curtis, "Beaugh, Matthew Curtis interview" (2013). Veterans Oral Histories. 180.