Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Jeremy Ault. Interview conducted by Joyner, Chad Eric at Zora Neale Hurston South Tower in Orlando, FL.


00:30 Biographical Information; 01:33 Type of Army Enlistment; 02:07 Why Join the Army; 02:54 Family's Response to Joining; 03:11 Boot Camp; 04:34 Entrance into Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); 05:00 Locations and Dates of Deployments; 05:59 First Impressions of Iraq; 06:25 Daily Life in Mosul; 07:18 Interactions with Iraqi Police & Civilians; 08:25 Impressions of Iraqi Police and Civilians; 10:00 Patrols; 10:52 Interaction with Fellow Soldiers; 11:56 Opinions Towards the US Military Presence in Iraq; 13:00 Impression of First Tour; 13:50 Returning to the US; 14:25 Feelings About Returning Home; 16:13 Causes of Second Deployment; 18:08 Impression of Returning to Iraq; 19:33 Second Tour Mission; 19:54 Duties During Second Tour; 21:02 Second Tour Interaction Among Soldiers; 21:58 Second Tour Interaction with Iraqi Army; 22:28 Second Tour Interaction with Iraqi Civilians; 23:02 Iraqi Children Throwing Rocks; 23:38 Iraqi Officers in Comparison to Iraqi Enlisted; 24:44 General Feelings Towards Second Tour; 25:46 Soldiers Opinions During Second Tour; 28:46 Impression of Second Tour; 29:31 Feelings About Leaving Iraq; 31:06 Returning to the US; 31:51 Defining First Tour in Iraq; 32:46 Defining Second Tour in Iraq; 33:20 Veterans Groups; 34:32 Contact with Friends Post-Army; 35:09 First Tour Most Memorable Story; 38:27 Second Tour Most Memorable Story; 39:56 Experiences in Kuwait; 41:00 Return to Iraq? 42:04 Post-Army Life and Plans.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Lubbock (Tex.)




White - Non Hispanic

Home State


War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom



Begin/End date of Service - 1st



Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Army National Guard

Unit of Service

2nd Battalion- 124th Infantry Regiment- Delta Company and A Troop 1st Squadron; 112th Cavalry Regiment

Location of Service

Mosul (Iraq)

Highest Rank


Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury



Served as a member of an Army security detail unit for undisclosed and/or classified individuals


Served 2 tours in Iraq

City of Birth


Country of Birth

United States


Joyner, Chad Eric

Interview Date


Location of Interview

Zora Neale Hurston South Tower in Orlando, FL.


Ault, Jeremy; 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

Length of Interview

45 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


Video; MovingImage


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