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Chris Smith - War On Terror

Lieutenant Colonel Chris Smith began his military career in the 1990s with the Regular Army, then pursued a civilian career while also joining the Illinois Army National Guard. In 2006 he deployed to Iraq with an Advisory Team working with the Iraqi Federal Police, first in Sadr City and then Al Dora—both neighborhoods in metropolitan Iraq. He returned to Iraq for a second tour, this time as a strategic planner during the draw-down of American forces there.

Interview Links

Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early military experiences through his reaction and response to 9/11

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Training in the US Army Reserve and service in Iraq with MPs


Photos

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Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Smith outside the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad in 2010, the location of the United States Forces-Iraq Headquarters where he served in the J5-Plans shop.

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outside the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad

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circa 2010

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Narrator’s photo

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Major Christopher Smith inside the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad in 2010, in front of the color guard.

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inside the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad

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Circa 2010

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Narrator’s photo

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Major Christopher Smith outside the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad in 2010.

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Al Faw Palace in Baghdad

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Circa 2010

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Narrator’s photo

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Christopher Smith is promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Al Faw Baghdad in September 1st, 2010 by Lieutenant General Robert Cone, Third Corps Commander.

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Al Faw Palace in Baghdad

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September 1st, 2010

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Narrator’s photo

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Christopher Smith with his family at a Dallas Cowboys Football Game on Dec 19, 2010, one week after his return from Iraq. From left to right are Emma, Abigail, Denise and Christopher, with Elizabeth in front.

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Dallas Cowboys Football Game

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Dec 19, 2010

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Narrator’s photo

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LTC Christopher Smith with his family at a family wedding on October 22, 2011. From left to right with Chris are Abigail, Emma, wife Denise, and Elizabeth Smith.

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at a family wedding

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October 22, 2011

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Narrator’s photo



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