Oral History interview of Jacob Noble. Interview conducted by Rose, Christian; Fernandez, Robert at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
1:01 Biographical information/ childhood; 1:37 Parents; 1:48 Other family members that served; 2:00 Pre-military education; 2:37 Decision to join the military; 2:54 Family's feelings about military; 3:10 Boot Camp; 4:05 Marine combat training and Tank school; 5:00 Camp Lejeune; 7:05 Most Memorable experience (Promotion to Corporal); 8:19 Preparing to Deploy to Iraq; 9:21 Trip to Iraq; 9:50 Frist Impression of Deployment; 10:44 Daily life in Fallujah; 13:02 Being on patrol; 13:51 Most memorable experience on patrol; 17:15 Coming back from deployment; 19:06 Leaving the Marine Corps; 19:52 Coming home; 21:08 Transition from military to civilian life; 21:47 Advice to anyone looking to join; 22:52 Overall rating of service; 24:06 "Leaving the military"; 26:11 Final closings.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Grand Rapids (Fla.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
2nd Tank Battalion; 2nd Marine Division
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Letter of Appreciation; Meritorious Mast Award; Rifle Qualification Badge (Expert); Pistol Qualification Badge (Expert)
2146 Main Battle Tank Repairer/Technician; deployed to Iraq as an 1812 M1A1 Tank Crewman
Medal details: Iraq Campaign Medal with one bronze service star.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Rose, Christian; Fernandez, Robert
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
Noble, Jacob D.; 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
Rose, Christian; Fernandez, Robert
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Jacob, Noble Donald, "Noble, Jacob Donald interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 240.