Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Luke Anziano. Interview conducted by Russell, Brett at UCF.

Log

0:01 Introduction and pre-service life; 0:59 Joining the Army and family service; 3:00 Basic training; 8:30 What a Specialist is; 9:02 Unit assignments and jobs, 101st Division; 11:20 First operation, Iraqi Freedom; 13:34 Apache crew chief; 14:11 DART team, Iraq surge 2006-7; 18:44 Karbal Gap, 2003 Iraq; 21:23 Further DART helicopter recoveries; 22:31 Stationed in South Korea, DMZ; 28:13 Softball in South Korea; 30:50 Promotion to Corporal; 32:06 Favorite part of serving, looking back; 33:20 After leaving the army; 33:39 What I learned in the Army; 35:08 Closing notes.

Date of Birth

1982-12-03

Place of Birth

Long Island (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2001-08-14

2013-10-07

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

3rd Infantry Division B Company; Delta Company 101st Airborne Division; 603rd Aviation Support Battalion; 13 Aviation Charlie Company

Location of Service

Savannah (Ga.); Camp Paige Chunchon (Korea); Camp Eagle Wonju (Korea); Hunter Army Airfield (Ga.)

Highest Rank

Specialist

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Battle of Karbala Valley; Iraq/Afghanistan Surge

Medals

Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal

Achievements

Recovering and repairing disabled helicopter (DART Team); Corporal (rare rank in Army); Played softball in Korea.

Note

Awarded Army Achievement Medal for recovering downed helicopter.

City of Birth

Long Island

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Russell, Brett

Interview Date

Fall 11-15-2016

Location of Interview

UCF

Subjects

Anziano, Luke; 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

Russell, Brett

Length of Interview

36 Minutes

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

Semester

Fall


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