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.
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
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
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
Service Related Injury
Combat Action Badge; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; National Defense Service medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal
UAV Pilot; Information Management Officer; Radio Tech
Engaged in battles in Afghanistan.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
the West Orange Country Club
Britton, Matthew T.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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
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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Britton, Taylor Matthew interview" (2010). Veterans Oral Histories. 39.