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Description

Oral history interview of Jeffrey A. Schaefer. Interview conducted by Kathleen Devine at UCF Library.

Log

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

Date of Birth

1965-03-02

Place of Birth

Fort Knox (Ky.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Kentucky

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2005-03-07

2007-06-07

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Wartour: Bravo Company, 108th Armor Battalion, 48th Infantry Combat Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant; SSG

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

See the video

City of Birth

Fort Knox

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Devine, Kathleen

Interview Date

4-1-2011

Location of Interview

UCF Library

Subjects

Schaefer, Jeffrey A.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; Injuries; Public response to service; 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

Devine, Kathleen

Length of Interview

62 minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio; Sound

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


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