Streaming Media


0:00-1:01 Introduction; 1:01-2:29 The location where Schaefer was born, and the places he grew up; 2:29-2:42 Parent's professions; 2:42-2:56 Siblings; 2:56-3:34 The reasons he chose to enlist; 3:34-5:07 The reasons why he chose the Army; 5:07-6:45 Description of basic training; 6:45-13:04 Ranks; 13:04- 15:56 Difference experiences at the different stations; 15:56-18:17 Description of his duties; 18:1-21:11 Schaefer was called back from the reserves; 21:11-29:26 How Schaefer was injured; 29:06-38:31 The ways the Army took care of Schaefer during his recovery process; 38:31-40:45 Metals [Medals]; 40:45-41:53 How he was the only one injured in the attack; 41:53-51:04 Most prominent memories of his service; 51:04- 55:37 On coming home and the American public treatment of him as a veteran; 55:37-1:02:23 Closing words



War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Prisoner of War


Interview Date


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 collaborativeendeavor 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


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type