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Oral History interview of Daniel Albert. Interview conducted by Mynheir, Christopher; Howard, Christopher; MacDonald, Stephanie at Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.


00:00 Becomes commander in 1995; 00:51 Enters Defense Language Institute for study of Japanese; 01:32 Graduate school in Phoenix at Thunderbird Business School; 01:44 Moves to Yokohama, Japan; 02:04 Becomes Commanding General's Aide of US Army in Japan; 02:19 Florida Ranger Camp; 02:30 Timeline of previous events; 03:25 Reports to Fort Bragg; 03:43 Becomes part of 18th Airborne; 04:30 Deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan begins; 6:20 Typical day at Forward Operating Base; 07:00 Describes job as US Liaison Officer; 08:30 Talks about free time while on deployment; 10:45 Duty outside Operating Base; 12:20 Talks about being mortared at Operating Base; 13:05 Talks about another attack on Operating Base; 15:10 Taking a convoy; 17:40 More about his free time; 19:10 Work at Lockheed Martin; 22:05 Talks about those he served with; 24:15 Talks about EOD and IEDs; 25:20 Talks about return home; 28:20 Things he learned while serving.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Hanover (N.H.)




White - Jewish

Home State

New Hampshire

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom



Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Multi-National Division Center South (MND-CS) as a part of Multi-National Corps Iraq (MNC-I) (Headquarters, XVIII Airborne Corps)

Location of Service

Phoenix (Ariz.); Yokohama (Japan); Afghanistan Iraq; Orlando (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel LTC


Bronze Star Medal


See the video

Country of Birth

United States


Mynheir, Christopher; Howard, Christopher; MacDonald, Stephanie

Interview Date



Albert, Daniel S.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; 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


Mynheir, Christopher; Howard, Christopher; MacDonald, Stephanie

Length of Interview

30 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


MovingImage, Video, Sound, Audio


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