Streaming Media


Oral history interview of Brian Edward Boyce. Interview conducted by Chad Gibson at University of Central Florida.


1:00 Intro: Basic information of military; 1:20 Intro: Life before service; 4:00 How he got into the military; 6:16 Basic training; 8:00 How we got his position; 9:54 Training; 11:53 Actual flying; 12:54 Re-enlistment as flight engineer; 15:51 First Gulf War; 16:51 Operation Iraqi Freedom; 19:07 Search and rescue missions; 20:00 Experiences; 22:23 Down pilot rescue; 25:09 Before Iraq War; 28:00 Medivac; 30:11 Feelings about experiences; 33:40 How life was on the base; 35:39 Communication; 40:16 Time on leave; 43:00 Problems that happen; 44:18 How he keeps in touch with friends in military; 45:22 Jobs out of the military; 46:23 Feelings about joining a veterans' organization; 48:05 Feelings about the military; 52:10 War in Afghanistan; 53:30 Feelings about war; 54:30 What impact the military has had on his life



War or Conflict

Cold War Era; Persian Gulf War; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury


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