Noah Melgar

Interview Date: April 15, 2010
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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
Status: Undergraduate
Major: Agriculture Economics
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Service:
United States Marine Corps Reserves
Wars Served: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Dates: May 9, 2005 -

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