Oral History interview of Logan Veith. Interview conducted by Toro, Freddie and Richmond, Josh at Veith Residence.
0:00 Introduction; 0:25 Rank; 00:30 Location of interview; 0:50 Father/family upbringing/sports; 2:20 Friend deployed/killed/gave Logan push to enlist; 3:10 ASVAB score/Air Force; 4:00 Air Combat Control/Insertion behind enemy lines; 5:00 Deployed/scheduled 5,000 fellow soldiers for deployment/planning depart; 5:30 Equipment used, squad automatic weapon, M16; 7:00 History behind Air Combat Controllers (Shindigs)/Okinawa; 8:45 Combat experience/guerrilla warfare/pushed into it; 10:20 Reasoning behind Iraq War/WMD; 12:00 Parallel between people, can't rebuild Iraq, but can protect it; 13:20 Tallil, convoys, dead bodies on side of road, normal occurrence in Iraq; 14:50 JM8, Syria, translator, relatives killed, changed perspective on war; 19:30 How does one fight enemy that's ready to die? Headstrong; 23:00 How were you greeted in Iraq? support or not? little of both; 24:00 TCN- outside nations, Turkey, Uganda, Russia; 27:50 Not present for looting, arrived in July '09, Iraqis sneaked into mess hall to find food and water on pallets; 29:30 Not sure if people helping are double agents, Iran paying money for info; 31:30 Iraq becoming self-reliant, educated, battle-hardened; 32:15 How did you feel when Saddam was captured? Wasn't the end; 34:00 Chemical burn, incinerators, 22 left, incinerate all their trash because 'cost-efficient'; 35:00 Silence can be scary for Logan, flashbacks, tension; 36:45 PTSD, 'I'm good compared to some of my buddies'; 38:00 End.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
Air Force, Air Combat Controller 23055
Airman First Class; A1C
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Iraq Campaign Ribbon
See the video
Toro, Freddie; Richmond, Josh
Location of Interview
Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Toro, Freddie; Richmond, Josh
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
Audio; Sound; Video; MovingImage
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Veith, Logan interview" (2012). Veterans Oral Histories. 160.