Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Jean Nickson Pijeau. Interview conducted by Chris Ambridge at University of Central Florida Engineering Building.

Log

0:30 Introduction; 1:42 Joining the military; 3:49 Stationed in Korea; 5:01 Volunteering for Iraq; 7:00 Arriving in Iraq; 8:15 Travel, movements in Iraq; 9:03 Talks about difference in assignment; 9:20 First assignment in Iraq; 10:20 Overview of assignments in Iraq; 11:22 Process of finding weapons cache; 15:19 Fallujah; 17:05 Humanitarian work in Iraq; 18:00 Insurgents and their blending in crowds; 20:23 One week after Fallujah, wounded; 21:00 Recovery from wounds; 23:20 Returning to civilian life; 29:04 Attending school, plans to return to military

Date of Birth

March 1980

Place of Birth

Unspecified

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

C-44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Brigade

Location of Service

Iraq; South Korea

Highest Rank

Specialist

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Operation Fury, Al Fajar

Medals

Purple Heart

Achievements

See the Video

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Ambridge, Chris

Interview Date

11-22-2010

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Engineering Building

Subjects

Pijeau, Jean Nickson; United States. Army

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Length of Interview

32 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage, Video, Sound, Audio

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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