Wayde Broberg, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, November 13, 2009: Saving the Legacy tape no. IA-19

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Title Wayde Broberg, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, November 13, 2009: Saving the Legacy tape no. IA-19
Alternative Title Wayde Broberg, Saving the legacy: an oral history of Utah's World War II veterans, ACCN 2070, American West Center, University of Utah
Creator Broberg, Wayde, 1978-
Contributor Worsencroft, John C., 1981-; University of Utah. American West Center
Publisher Digitized by J. IMarriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-11-13
Date Digital 2015-12-16
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Spatial Coverage Kuwait; Iraq
Subject Broberg, Wayde, 1978- --Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Personal narratives, American
Description Transcript (49 pages) of an interview by John C. Worsencroft with Wayde Broberg on November 13, 2009. From tape number IA-19 in the "Saving the Legacy" Oral History Project
Collection Number and Name Accn2070, Saving the Legacy oral history project, 2001-2010
Abstract Broberg (b. 1978) grew up in Sandy, Utah. He had always wanted to join the military and looked up to relatives who had fought in Korea and Vietnam. His best friend convinced him to join the Marine Reserves instead of the Army, and he entered boot camp in 1996. Boot camp was slightly easier than he expected but the experience did deter him from looking to the Marines as a career. He recalls loving Reserve life with Fox Company even though it was difficult to manage at times. He was able to get married and was about to wind down his service when the 9/11 attacks occured. When he saw the broadcast of the terrorist attacks, he immediately called his commander and asked to be deployed with Fox Company but was disappointed when his unit was instead deployed to camp Pendleton, California, where the unit drilled as a quick reaction force for Operation Noble Eagle. He discusses the tensions between Active Service and Reserve Marines at camp Pendleton. After ten months of training and drilling in California, he thought the news that they were deploying to Iraq might be a joke. He goes on to discuss how this second, overseas, deployment began to put a major strain on his marriage. Wayde's unit was assigned to the 1st Marine Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He felt very weird when he arrived in Kuwait and had no idea what to expect in the following months. He describes the extreme fear he felt after seeing dead bodies in Iraq and eventually went numb to the violence. In addition, he talks about how he and the other Marines in his unit felt they could not be too friendly to Iraqi civilians after seeing so much urban violence. During a firefight in Baghdad he was knocked out, suffered several minor injuries, and had to be withdrawn from combat. He remembers his experience in the medical branch of the military as being very confusing, although he was happy when he got the opportunity to call home on a satellite telephone. His eventual homecoming was difficult. He had a hard time talking to people, especially his wife, who he separated from soon after returning. Although he was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) he still feels he can have a fully functional life. Regardless of his difficulties he is very proud of his eight and a half years in the Marines. Interviewed by John C. Worsencroft. 49 pages.
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Extent 49 pages
Language eng
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Scanning Technician Mazi Rakhsha
Metadata Cataloger Matt Brunsvik; Jeremy Myntti; Ken Rockwell
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
ARK ark:/87278/s6md1247
Topic Personal narratives--American; Veterans; Iraq War (2003-2011)
Setname uum_slohp
Date Created 2016-04-01
Date Modified 2016-04-01
ID 1031716
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6md1247
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