Browse Oral Histories (36 total)

Born: December, 23, 1981

John Worsencroft was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent most of his childhood in Murray, Utah. He had several family members who had been in military service including his dad who was in the Navy and always spoke of…

Born: December, 23, 1981

John Worsencroft was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent most of his childhood in Murray, Utah. He had several family members who had been in military service including his dad who was in the Navy and always spoke of…

Born: 1965

Nick Lopez was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Sandy, Utah. His family has a strong military tradition, and he always wanted to be a Marine. After graduating high school in 1983 Nick began to have legal and financial problems that…

Born: 1965

Nick Lopez was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Sandy, Utah. His family has a strong military tradition, and he always wanted to be a Marine. After graduating high school in 1983 Nick began to have legal and financial problems that…

Born: 1965

Nick Lopez was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Sandy, Utah. His family has a strong military tradition, and he always wanted to be a Marine. After graduating high school in 1983 Nick began to have legal and financial problems that…

Michael provides details about an event in which a Humvee, while speeding to extract a group of snipers from a gunfight, accidentally hit a staff sergeant and captain, killing the staff sergeant and badly injuring the captain. He talks about what…

Michael Schoenfeld was born in Ogden, Utah and was raised in Roy, Utah. His interest in the Marine Corps Reserves stemmed from his father’s thirty year service in the Marine Corps Reserve. He joined in 1986. He describes his boot camp experience…

b. 1979

Janine Smith was born in Price, Utah, lived in Colorado, Illinois, Alabama, and Mississippi, but mostly lived in Arizona and Utah. She was enlisted in the Air Force for nine years up to master sergeant, which she spent at Hill Air Force…

Jonathan talks about his decision to join the military. Jonathan considered joining the military after high school because his grandfather was a chaplain for the US Army in World War II, Vietnam and Korea, but he did not join until 2000. After…

b. 1982

Joseph joined the Marine Corps after graduating from high school. He describes basic training and the initial shock of it. Joseph was in basic training on 9/11 and talks about the atmosphere after the attacks. After finishing School of…