Streaming Media


1:00 Where Mr. Grist was born and raised; 3:30 Explains Army Rangers and talks about joining; 6:30 Impact of actual service; 8:43 Interacting with other soldiers in Iraq (second time); 10:50 What he left behind to Vietnam; 11:30 First in Vietnam; 14:50 About commendation in the army; 17:15 Combat and what one thinks about; 19:40 What one does with free time; 20:45 Typical day in Vietnam; 27:00 Most memorable moments; 36:00 Final days in Vietnam and contacting people at home; 39:50 Differences between Vietnam and Iraq; 45:00 Keeping in touch with other soldiers; 45:45 Views on war and life; 50:00 Additional Thoughts.



War or Conflict

Vietnam Era; Operation Iraqi Freedom

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