Battlefield Fallujah Warriors: 1st Lieutenant John Flanagan, USMC

Arab Linguist & Air Intel Officer,
attached to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines

Episode 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Interviewer: Chief Warrant Officer William Hutson
Camp Baharia, Iraq - November 19, 2004
Courtesy of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Marine Corps History Division

Military background and experience: Enlisted in 1991, Parris Island, Defense Language Institute, Arabic, additional training. 2nd Radio Battalion. Recon school, Ft Story. 0321. Jump School, SERE School, MEU floats, 22nd MEU. Radio recon team. Navigator, radio operator. JTF 129. Air crew school. Arabic linguist on EP3-Aries. Purpose JTF 129: South America, only Marines. Bahrain. NATOPS rep, giving checkrides. Aug 2000, study Persian Farsi. Used credits to get degree. Applied to Enlisted commissioning program. OCS, TBS, 0207. Intel officer at 2nd MAW. Arrived June 2004. Flew to Division. Assigned to RCT-7.

Source: U.S. Marine Corps History Division