Noah Melgar

Interview Date: April 15, 2010
Noah Melgar joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 2005 after his freshman year in college. He is currently a military policeman in the Marine Reserves and has served in Iraq and Uganda. In this interview Melgar discusses joining the military and the reaction his mother and his father, a former Marine, had to his decision. He discusses the duties of a military police officer and his experiences in the military police, particularly one experience controlling a riot in a Palestinian refugee camp. Melgar also discusses guard duty on the Iraqi border, the difference between normal duty military and reserves, and non-combat deployments. In addition he discusses returning to school after returning home.

School: University of Kentucky
Major: Agriculture/Economics
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Service: Marine Reserves
War Served: Operation Enduring Freedom
Dates: 2005

Link to full interview on the Kentuckiana Digital Library

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