The NYC Veterans Oral History Project: Sarae Ramos-Tillman, Veteran Interview, Part 2
March 4, 2013
Sarae Ramos-Tillman (Part 2 of 2):
- Part 1
- Part 2
Sarae Ramos-Tillman recorded her oral history on March 4th, 2013 at the Bronx Library Center in Bronx, NY. Ms. Ramos-Tillman was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from 1999-2005 and she served in Iraqi Freedom, stationed at Camp Commando, north of Kuwait and two miles from Basra, Iraq. She was a part of the 6th Communications Battalion. During her seven month tour, Ms. Ramos-Tillman adjusted to extreme desert heat and the lack of cold water and a flushing toilet. In this interview, Ms. Ramos-Tillman describes her experience, honing in on specific moments and helping to paint a picture of what Iraqi Freedom looked like from a soldier’s point of view. Currently, Ms. Ramos-Tillman is married, the mother of two children, and a proud member of the New York Police Department.