Brian Taylor, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, 20 November 2009

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Title Brian Taylor, Salt Lake City, Utah: an interview by John C. Worsencroft, 20 November 2009
Alternative Title No. 667 Brian Taylor
Creator Taylor, Brian, 1969-
Contributor Worsencroft, John C., 1981-
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2012-11-20
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Date Digital 2015-07-08
Spatial Coverage Kuwait, ; Iraq, ; California, United States,
Subject Taylor, Brian, 1969- --Interviews; Veterans--Utah--Biography; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Veterans--United States--Biography; Iraq War, 2003-2011--Participation, American
Description Transcript (56 pages) of an interview by John C. Worsencroft with Iraq War Brian Taylor on 20 November 2009. Part of the Iran and Afghanistan War Veterans oral history project, tape IA-23
Abstract Brian Taylor(b. 1969) decided to join the Marine Corps when he was twenty-six years old because he wanted to do something more than sell houses. Brian talks about his recruitment and his training. He had a real estate career and would sell houses for the whole month and then go to drill weekend. He describes drill weekend.Brian talks about 9/11 and knowing he would be going to war because of the attacks. He was mobilized to a quick reaction force mission in California at Camp Pendleton. They had to be ready to respond to another attack and trained accordingly. Brian was stop-lossed and stayed beyond his enlistment date. He talks about setting an example for the Marines he lead and the relationship he had with the Marines in his company.His company was attached to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and mobilized to Iraq. While they were in Kuwait preparing to invade Iraq Brian´s wife gave birth. He talks about the formation of his fire team before they were deployed. He describes preparations for the invasion and the plan as he understood it, which was a race to Baghdad. He first saw fighting in An Nasiriyah. They arrived in Baghdad and patrolled on foot and were eventually involved in a firefight. After that they cleared the UN complex. The company then moved to Al Diwaniyah for several weeks where Brian felt he lost the energy he had had during battle. He describes his return to Camp Pendleton, reuniting with his family, and readjusting to civilian life back home. Project: Saving the Legacy. Interviewer: John C. Worsencroft
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
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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/s6hx37qx
Topic Veterans; Iraq War (2003-2011)
Setname uum_elc
Date Created 2015-11-10
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 840579
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