Thomas Arnold, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, November 5, 2009

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Title Thomas Arnold, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, November 5, 2009
Alternative Title No. 638 Thomas Arnold
Creator Arnold, Thomas, 1977-
Contributor Worsencroft, John C., 1981-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2009-11-05
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, United States, ; Kuwait, ; Iraq,
Subject Arnold, Thomas, 1977- --Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Veterans--United States--Biography; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Participation, American; Mormons--Biography
Description Transcript (32 pages) of an interview by John C. Worsencroft with Thomas Arnold on 5 November 2009. Part of the Iran and Afghanistan War Veterans oral history project, tape IA-20
Abstract Thomas Arnold (b. 1977) grew up in Bountiful, Utah. When it became time for him to find a way to pay for college he decided to join the Marine Reserves. Thomas values the discipline he learned in boot camp as well and the hard work ethic it instilled in him. He recalls feeling very comfortable in his reserve group Fox Company 2/23. He went on a mission for his church and started a family prior to the events of 9/11. Thomas was deployed to California in 2002 as part of a quick reaction force. His unit was deployed as part of the 1st Marine Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Thomas' unit was first deployed to Kuwait. He vividly recollects the shock of seeing his first dead body lying in an Iraqi urban area. One of his most intense firefights occurred in Baghdad against the Iraqi secret service. He describes the rest of his service in Iraq as a military presence to provide security. While he settled back into life at home in Utah Thomas did not mind that everyone knew he was a veteran but felt it got old after a while. He does not regret what he did but is very happy his service is over.Interviewer: John Worsencroft
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Digital Image © 2015 Utah State Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.
Scanning Technician Niko Amaya; Halima Noor
Metadata Cataloger Daniel Patterson; Matt Brunsvik; Anna Neatrour; Ken Rockwell; Patrick Miller
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/s68k9544
Topic Veterans; Iraq War (2003-2011); Mormons
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 839263
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