Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Matthew Taylor Britton (Ward Britt). Interview conducted by John Murphy at the West Orange Country Club. Interview topics include early experiences with military service, wartime experience, life in the military, after military service, and later years.

Log

0:00-9:32 Early experiences with military service; 9:33-17:03 Wartime experience; 17:04-27:55 Life in the military; 27:56-31:11 After military service; 31:12-33:38 Later years and closing

Date of Birth

1987-02-17

Place of Birth

Queens (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2007-01-14

2010-07-14

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

2-77 Field Artillery 4th Infantry Division

Location of Service

Fort Knox (Ky.); Fort Gordon (Ga.); Fort Carson (Colo.)

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Combat Action Badge; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; National Defense Service medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal

Achievements

UAV Pilot; Information Management Officer; Radio Tech

Note

Engaged in battles in Afghanistan.

City of Birth

Queens

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Murphy, John

Interview Date

11-10-2010

Location of Interview

the West Orange Country Club

Subjects

Britton, Matthew T.; 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

Murphy, John

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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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