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Lawrence Pickett - War On Terror

Lawrence Pickett grew up in a military family, and joined ROTC in college. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the Infantry. He served in Iraq during Desert Shield-Desert Storm in 1990-1991, then left active duty in 1994. Pickett later joined the U.S. Army Reserves, serving in the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade. He deployed to Iraq with that unit in 2003, and returned to Iraq in 2006, performing Civil Affairs duties in Baghdad. In 2008-2009 he served in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan as part of a Provisional Reconstruction Team.

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Skills Guardsmen Bring

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Interview Sesion 01 (Audio)

Early military career & service in Iraq in 2003

Interview Sesion 02 (Audio)

Service in Iraq, and Afghanistan in 2008-09

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Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Pickett stands in front of a tiled picture of Saddam Hussein at in March 2003 en route to Balad Air Base.

Where:

Baghdad International Airport

When:

March 2003

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Narrator’s photo




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LTC Pickett (far left). He is standing on the Parade Field in the Green Zone with the Civil Affairs Augmentation Team with which he deployed. In the background is the Arc of Triumph, a remnant from the Saddam Hussein regime.

Where:

Bagdad

When:

2007

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Narrator’s photo

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LTC Pickett with elder Shir Khan in 2009 in Mashpah, Nuristan Province.

Where:

Mashpah, Nuristan Province

When:

2009

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo


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LTC Pickett stands with elder Shir Khan in 2009 in Mashpah, Nuristan Province. The elders have dyed beards with Henna.

Where:

Mashpah, Nuristan Province

When:

2009

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo



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