Jack Lynch grew up as a member of a military family in Cape Cod, MA. He received his Marine Corps training at Parris Island, NC in 2005 and was deployed to Iraq in December of that year. His primary post was in in Fallujah where he witnessed heavy fighting and encountered several Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In May 2006 Lynch’s convoy was hit by an IED, in which he was knocked from his vehicle and sustained long-term hearing loss. His interview covers a broad range of topics, including combat, distrust of the Iraqis, PTSD, and the culture of the Marines.