Oral History interview of Peter Cartwright. Interview conducted by McLaughlin, Thomas at University of Central Florida.
0:35 Birthplace; 0:53 Childhood; 1:44 Family Service; 2:31 Family Reaction; 2:59 Education; 3:50 Boot Camp; 5:52 Twenty nine Palms, Communication Maintenance; 7:18 Camp Pendleton; 8:57 First Deployment (Afghanistan); 9:43 Camp Green Village; 10:21 Deployment Differences; 11:43 Second Deployment (Iraq); 13:08 Iraqi Police Dinners; 13:36 Favorite and Least Favorite Moments; 14:13 Friendship; 15:01 College Education; 16:01 Adjusting to College Life; 17:05 Veterans Affairs, Counseling; 18:00 Adjusting to Civilian Life; 18:41 Adjusting to Working Life; 19:55 Marine Corps Skills; 20:46 Veterans Affairs Internship; 21:33 Recognition of Service; 23:17 San Diego Recreation; 24:44 Deployment Recreation; 25:36 Relationships Outside MOS; 27:11 Proud to Be a Marine; 27:50 Advice to Those Who Join; 29:27 Closing Comments; 30:59 End of Interview.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
1st Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR)
Location of Service
Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Iraq
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
2nd and 3rd deployment was sole communications maintenance point of contact.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida
Cartwright, Peter A.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines
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, "Cartwright, Peter A. interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 487.