Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Bryan Drew Alexander. Interview conducted by Jennifer Flores at The Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service.

Log

(Track 1) 00:24 Current residence and occupation; 00:43 Airman 1st Class upon enlistment; 00:58 Family background; 1:34 College after high school; 1:50 Enlistment and family reactions; 2:56 Basic training; 7:00 Technical training; (Track 2) 00:03 Deployment to Iraq; 00:53 Family reactions to deployment; 1:15 On/off time activities in Iraq; 4:00 Other countries visited; 5:13 AC-130 and other equipment used; 7:00 AC-130 gun descriptions; 9:00 Combat experience; 13:25 How combat has affected life after; 14:30 Reserves transition; 17:08 Additional reserve training; (Track 3) 00:11 After Cocoa Beach training; 1:37 Bethune Beach Recovery Mission; 3:25 Graduation from Embry Riddle; 3:45 After graduation plans; 7:55 Recommendations to the Air Force

Date of Birth

1985-07-05

Place of Birth

Virginia Beach (Va.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Virginia

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

4th Special Operations Squadron

Location of Service

Bagram Airbase (Afghanistan)

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant SSgt

Medals

Air Force Combat Action Medal

Achievements

See the video

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Flores, Jennifer

Interview Date

4-18-2011

Subjects

Alexander, Bryan D.; Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Personal narratives; Basic training; Deployment; Combat; Reserves; Air Force;

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

Length of Interview

45 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage, Video, 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

Semester

Spring


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