Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Afghan War, 2001-
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 333rd Military Police Company, Illinois Army National Guard; 275th Military Police Company, Washington, DC Army National Guard
  • Location of Service: Firebase Waza Khwa, Afghanistan; Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost City, Afghanistan; Freeport, Illinois; Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC
  • Highest Rank: Specialist

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"[I thought] I have to tell people when I come back home what’s going on...and I have to be actively against this." (Audio interview, 2:20:13)

Drawn to the recruiter’s table by the educational benefits available to enlistees, Brock McIntosh joined the Illinois Army National Guard in 2006. Deeply religious, he was also motivated by a strong sense of personal responsibility to confront injustice and bring about change in the world. Deploying to Afghanistan in October 2008, he served with a Military Police unit stationed primarily at Firebase Waza Khwa in the Southern Paktika Province of Eastern Afghanistan. While there, he felt increasingly disconnected from the Afghan civilians he was there to help. After his return to the States in 2009, he concluded that for him, serving with the National Guard was not the best way to achieve a stable and peaceful Afghanistan, and he applied for Conscientious Objector status.

Brock Robert McIntosh Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Brock Robert McIntosh Collection

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • McIntosh, Brock Robert
  • Quick, David

State of Birth

  • IL

Home State

  • IL

Headings

  • -  McIntosh, Brock Robert
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 333rd Military Police Company, Illinois Army National Guard; 275th Military Police Company, Washington, DC Army National Guard
    • Location of Service: Firebase Waza Khwa, Afghanistan; Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khost City, Afghanistan; Freeport, Illinois; Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC
    • Highest Rank: Specialist
    • Dates of Service: 2006-?
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Audio: CD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 12/14/2012)
  • Photograph: Digital print [6 items] -- Photograph (collected unknown)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected 12/13/2012)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/86819

Cite as

  • Brock Robert McIntosh Collection (AFC/2001/001/86819), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

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

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), 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:

Library Of Congress, Brock Robert McIntosh, and David Quick. Brock Robert McIntosh Collection. 2006. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.86819/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress, McIntosh, B. R. & Quick, D. (2006) Brock Robert McIntosh Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.86819/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, Brock Robert McIntosh, and David Quick. Brock Robert McIntosh Collection. 2006. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.86819/>.