Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Glenn Dieffenderfer. Interview conducted by Zagrocki, Brian at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.

Log

00:00 Lead; 00:55 Early life, parents' background, siblings in the forces; 1:40 High school life; 2:00 Choice to join military, ROTC, USAF; 3:00 Family response to joining military, trip to field training; 3:50 Field training; 4:35 Funny stories about inspection; 5:05 Special certifications; 5:55 Places veteran was stationed, discussion of deployment process; 7:15 First assignment; 8:15 Other assignments; 11:00 Staying in touch with family; 12:25 Description of dangerous situations and comfort/ discomfort; 13:40 Coping with death; 15:25 Flying back on a casualty flight; 16:15 Food; 16:30 Award won, achievements, important leadership qualities and strategies; 19:40 Retirement, current deployment practices; 21:45 Having qualities instilled and passing them on; 23:15 Upper-level leadership; 23:45 Current pursuits; 24:15 Last comments.

Date of Birth

1960-05-25

Place of Birth

Camp Springs (Md.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Maryland

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1983-04-01

2010-09-30

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force Reserve

Location of Service

Director of installations and Mission support

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon; Iraq Campaign Ribbon

Achievements

See the video

Note

Son of a military veteran- WWII B-17 Pilot; Brother: AC 130 Gunship Pilot, Grenada

City of Birth

Camp Springs

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Zagrocki, Brian

Interview Date

3-25-2014

Location of Interview

Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.

Subjects

Dieffenderfer, Glenn S.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

29 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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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