Gabby Nagorite and Wilson Steinmeyer
Context for Interview
The interview of James Petri was conducted by Gabby Nagorite and Wilson Steinmeyer for their Honors 101 Oral History project. The interview was also conducted to give future viewers an idea about what Marine Corps life is like by going talking through the experience of an E6 veteran.
Brief Description of Interview
This interview discusses the childhood of James Petri, leading up to his present life as a Marine Corps veteran. Mr. Petri discusses how his childhood and living environment led to his decision to join the Marine Corps. The interview also touches on Mr. Petri’s military service in the infantry and EOD. The interview goes into detail about the OIF and OEF tours that Mr. Petri was a part of. The interview then concludes with Mr. Petri’s college transition, his post-military life, and his overall reflections on the military.
Duration of Interview
1 hour, 21 min
Date of Birth
Dates of Service
Branch/Units of Service
Theaters/Locations of Service
MCRD San Diego, CA; 2nd Bn/5th Marines, Camp Pendleton, CA; EOD/Eglin AFB, FL; Honolulu, HI; Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, Ethiopia, Singapore
Highest Rank Attained
Major Course of Study
Previous College/University Experience
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