Jonathan Toone, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, 15 and 22 January 2010

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Title Jonathan Toone, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, 15 and 22 January 2010
Alternative Title No. 668 Jonathan Toone
Creator Toone, Jonathan
Contributor Worsencroft, John C., 1981-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-01-15; 2010-01-22
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Kuwait, http://sws.geonames.org/285570/ ; Iraq, http://sws.geonames.org/99237/ ; Afghanistan, http://sws.geonames.org/1149361/ ; Utah, United States, http://sws.geonames.org/5549030/
Subject Toone, Jonathan- -Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Veterans--United States--Biography; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Participation, American; Afghan War, 2001- --Veterans--United States--Biography; Afghan War, 2001- --Participation, American
Description Transcript (36, 22 pages) of two interviews by John C. Worsencroft with Iraq War and Afghan War veteran Jonathan Toone on 15 and 22 January 2010. Part of the Iran and Afghanistan War Veterans oral history project, tape IA-29
Abstract 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 earning his Associate´s degree in Japanese he joined the military as a counterintelligence agent in the National Guard. He talks about his basic training experience at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Then Jonathan moved to Monterey, California with his new wife to learn Chinese at the Defense Language Institute. Jonathan was then moved to Fort Huachuca in Mesa, Arizona for counterintelligence school where he was the honor graduate and platoon leader.After counterintelligence school Jonathan and his wife and child moved back to Utah and Jonathan attended SLCC. Jonathan was then put on active duty and sent to Fort Carson in Colorado to prepare to be sent to Iraq. They were sent to Kuwait where they set up for about a month. He ended up in a place called Bushmaster about 90 miles from Baghdad. Jonathan describes his job monitoring HUMINT reports and doing country studies and city studies. He was also able to learn a bit of Arabic. His unit then moved to Anaconda Air Base in a place called Balad. Jonathan was then transferred to Mosul where he spent the rest of his time in Iraq interviewing locals for intelligence.Jonathan talks about returning home and transitioning back into his family life. In 2006 he volunteered to go to Louisiana and help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. He talks about the job they had and how they spent their down time. Then Jonathan did a month and a half stint for the military at Camp Zama in Tokyo doing translation. In January 2008 Jonathan was mobilized to go to Afghanistan. His job was to gather intelligence from people on the ground. He talks about training at Fort Lewis in Washington. Jonathan was finally deployed to Gardez, Afghanistan. Jonathan worked to set up a database for the intelligence they were gathering and helped train the others to interview the locals. He describes the conditions and working with other units.Jonathan and his wife found this deployment easier because they knew what to expect and were prepared. He got used to being away but missed having a civilian life and being with his family. He talks about transitioning back into life at home. He says he would do it all over again but admits he had a problem with the politicized aspects of the military. Project: Saving the Legacy. Interviewer: John C. 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; Patrick Miller
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/s6d52gz2
Topic Veterans; Iraq War (2003-2011); Afghan War (2001-)
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2015-11-10
ID 840068
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6d52gz2
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