Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Matthew Beaugh. Interview conducted by Bobb, Canaan at Teen Missions International.


0:00 Introduction, Early life; 1:19 Growing up with parents in the military; 1:45 Cedarville University and time between college and service; 3:15 Family Military history; 5:15 Reasons for enlisting in the Marine Corps; 6:40 Thoughts before arriving at boot camp; 7:58 Boot camp experiences; 9:34 Specialized training; 11:10 Adjustment to military life; 13:40 Locations served; 15:45 Thoughts before leaving for Iraq; 16:30 Decision to go to Iraq; 18:07 Duties in Iraq; 25:35 Gate Attacks and Indirect Fire; 28:45 Witnessing combat; 30:20 communication with friends and family; 31:55 recreation and off duty pursuits.



War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Interview Date


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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type