Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Alexander Gulamali. Interview conducted by Walsh, Thomas at Veteran‘s home in Orlando, Fla.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:37 Early Family Life; 1:06 Reasons for enlistment; 2:30 Basic Training; 3:22 Advanced Individual Training; 3:55 Airborne Training; 4:38 Assigned to Fort Brigg; 6:00 Learning about deployment; 7:10 Deployed to Afghanistan; 7:30 FOB Skim; 8:06 Experiences in Kandahar; 8:54 Interactions with locals; 9:30 Returns home to visit father with cancer; 10:40 Time in Germany; 12:20 Returning to Afghanistan; 12:30 “Most Dangerous Place in the World“; 14:20 Combat Operations; 15:05 Most memorable experiences in Afghanistan; 15:40 Rotating Home; 17:00 New jobs at Ft. Brigg; 17:50 Leaving the Military; 18:00 Returning to Pennsylvania; 18:15 Adjustment to Civilian Life; 18:44 Northampton Community College; 19:14 Move to Cape Coral Florida; 19:30 Move to Orlando/Homelessness; 20:00 Experiences in wrestling; 20:50 Dealing with Salvation Army and Veteran Affairs; 22:00 Finding a home; 22:40 Post-Traumatic Stress; 25:00 Reception from Civilian Population; 25:50 Final thoughts

Date of Birth

1983-07-30

Place of Birth

Montclair (N.J.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New Jersey

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2002-04-02

2005-02-28

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Charlie Battery-Army Artillery Regiment-82nd Airborne Division

Location of Service

Afghanistan

Highest Rank

Specialist

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

See the video

City of Birth

Montclair

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Walsh, Thomas

Interview Date

10-15-2014

Location of Interview

Veteran‘s home in Orlando, Fla.

Subjects

Gulamali, Alexander; 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

Contributors

Walsh, Thomas

Length of Interview

29 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Sound; Audio

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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