Mike Warner served in the Marines and was attached to Bravo Company, 2nd tanks out of Camp Lejeune for most of his time in the military. He was later sent to Boise, Idaho to train Marine Reserves. He was deployed to Iraq from 2003 to the end of 2005. The unit he deployed with to Iraq was a M1A1 tank unit. Their mission was to support combat operations with heavy fire power. They cleared a large number of town and cities, including Fallujah. A tank unit is made up of about 18 tanks with full mechanic support. There are four crewmen per tank with about six crewmen and about 30 mechanics. You spend 90% of your time with your tank crew of four people.
Iraq War, 2003-2011; Operation Iraqi Freedom
Branch of Service
United States Marine Corps
Date of Recording
Location of Recording
University of Montana VETS Office
This interview was conducted as part of the Journalism 340 class project in the fall of 2013. Students conducted interviews with local war veterans. These interviews are available in this online collection and will also be included in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
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1 hour, 47 minutes
Warner, Michael L., "Interview with Mike Warner" (2013). University of Montana Student Veterans Oral Histories. 8.