OH 1674 | Oral History

OH 1674

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Childhood and education in Athens, Tex.; decision to enlist in U.S. Army; family’s tradition of military service; basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga., including experiences in Ranger Indoctrination Program and injuries sustained in “jump school”; assignment to unit in Darmstadt, Germany; 2003 deployment to Iraq and performance of long-range surveillance missions; combat experiences in Karbala, Ramadi, and Al Asad; return to Germany; continuing struggles with injury from basic training, with Army health care system, and with substance abuse; treatment at Walter Reed Army Hospital; discharge from Army and return to Arlington, Tex.; opinions regarding benefits of military service and regarding women in the military.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 49 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Amy Russell
Date of Interview December 12, 2007

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