Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of James England. Interview conducted by Schneider, Sarah at UCF.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:31 Birth date and location; 0:41 Background information; 4:12 Entering the Service; 6:19 Basic Training; 8:40 Advanced Training; 9:15 Enlisting Process; 11:02 Advanced Individual Training; 12:14 First Duty Station; 14:02 First Impressions of the Military; 15:14 Living conditions at Fort Knox; 17:40 Stugart Germany; 19:04 Married Life in Germany; 21:00 Southwest Asia during Desert Shield and Storm; 31:01 Returning to Germany; 32:50 Berlin Wall; 36:18 Communication back home; 37:02 Fort Knox; 38:03 Germany and inspiration to become an Explosive Ordinance Disposal; 40:12 Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician training; 48:08 First station as EOD tech at Fort Lewis Washington; 52:41 Panama; 55:54 Grenada; 56:50 Manheim, Germany; 1:05:10 TDY across Europe; 1:06:18 Cape Canaveral; 1:17:27 Deploying from Cape Canaveral; 1:22:45 Return to Cape Canaveral; 1:23:41 Deployment to Iraq; 2:10:16 Deployment to Afghanistan; 2:11:36 Second Deployment to Iraq; 2:12:12 Leaving the Military Medals; 2:12:20 and Awards Retirement; 2:12:47 Transition out of the Military; 2:13:58-2:19:39 Closing Comments.

Date of Birth

1967-10-01

Place of Birth

Chico (Calif.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

California

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1986-10-29

2012-10-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Army EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)

Location of Service

Ft. Knox (Ky.); Stuttgart (Germany); Ft. Lewis (Wash.); Panama; Mannheim (Germany); Cape Canaveral (Fla.); Ft. Stewart (Ga.); Ft. Drum (N.Y.)

Highest Rank

Sergeant First Class; SFC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Siege of Sadr City; Operation Desert Shield; Operation Desert Storm

Medals

Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal

Achievements

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians (EOD)

Note

Also in Operation Provide Comfort.

City of Birth

Chico

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Schneider, Sarah

Interview Date

4-7-2016

Location of Interview

UCF

Subjects

England, James M.; 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

Schneider, Sarah

Length of Interview

141 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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

Semester

Spring


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