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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Afghan War, 2001-; Cold War
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: 50th Personnel Service Branch, 10th Mountain Division, Army National Guard; 114th Infantry Regiment; 250th Forward Support Battalion
  • Location of Service: New Jersey; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; New York; Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
  • Highest Rank: First Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/83530

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"A lot of soldiers think it's a weakness to look for help. It's a weakness not to stand up for yourself and get the help." (audio interview, 1:17:08)

Larry Stephen Rosenthal enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard at the age of 33, expecting to provide civil defense and disaster relief in his home state. But after more than 20 years of service, he deployed to Afghanistan, where he performed perimeter security duties at Bagram Airbase. After months of spending his nights on alert, he returned home to find he had difficulty sleeping and had a heightened sense of awareness. After an incident of what he describes as "blind rage," he knew the strongest thing he could do was seek professional help.

Larry Stephen Rosenthal Collection
Interview / Recording

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About this Item

Title

  • Larry Stephen Rosenthal Collection

Names

  • Petrino, Frank
  • Rosenthal, Larry Stephen
  • La Salle University
  • Allen, Barbara C.

Home State

  • New Jersey

Headings

  • -  Rosenthal, Larry Stephen
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: 114th Infantry Regiment; 250th Forward Support Battalion
    • Location of Service: New Jersey; Fort Jackson, South Carolina
    • Dates of Service: 1984-2010
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a Unit Supply Specialist in the New Jersey National Guard.
  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: 50th Personnel Service Branch, 10th Mountain Division, Army National Guard
    • Location of Service: New York; Camp Atterbury, Indiana; Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
    • Highest Rank: First Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 2006-2007
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a chaplain's assistant at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11 Terrorist Attacks.

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2012)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [2 items] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 2012)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of manuscript (collected 2012)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/83530

Cite as

  • Larry Stephen Rosenthal Collection (AFC/2001/001/83530), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • online text

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Petrino, Frank, Larry Stephen Rosenthal, La Salle University, and Barbara C Allen. Larry Stephen Rosenthal Collection. 1984. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83530/.

APA citation style:

Petrino, F., Rosenthal, L. S., La Salle University & Allen, B. C. (1984) Larry Stephen Rosenthal Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83530/.

MLA citation style:

Petrino, Frank, et al. Larry Stephen Rosenthal Collection. 1984. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.83530/>.