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Document Details


Title: Raffi Armen Behadarian
Local code: AFC/2001/001/21418
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
Collection: Veterans History Project
Description: His parents brought him from Lebanon to America to escape the horrors of war, but young Raffi Bahadarian grew to love his new country so much he was willing to serve in its armed forces and return to the Middle East to fight in another war. He signed up with the Marine Corps Reserves and was called up to fight in Operation Iraqi Freedom, joining the First Marine Division to be among the first U.S. soldiers into Baghdad.
Original Language: English
Speaker: Bahadarian, Raffi Armen, 1977-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 24-Jul-1977
Speaker place of birth: Beirut, Bayrut, Lebanon; Bayrut, Lebanon; Lebanon; Asia
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Undated
Interviewer: Schneider, Dorothy M.
Organizations discussed: U.S. Marine Corps
Historical events discussed: Iraq War, 2003; U.S. Intervention in Afghanistan, 2001
Locations discussed: Afghanistan; Asia; Iraq; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Afghanistan; Asia; Iraq; Iraq War, 2003; North America; Oral history; Soldiers; U.S. Intervention in Afghanistan, 2001; U.S. Marine Corps; United States; United States--Armed Forces; Veterans
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0034269-37672