Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Greg Pavilchko. Interview conducted by Lane, Cory; Hanlon, Cody at University of Central Florida Library.

Log

0:10 Biographical info; family members in military; 1:09 Interest in joining military; 1st Gulf War; 1:35 Enlistment; 1:50 Basic training; Pharmacy Tech School; Nursing School; Ft. Silverbloom, Ft. Sam Houston; 3:20 Adapting to military lifestyle; 4:05 Deployment January 2006-March 2007; 4:20 Training for Iraq; 5:33 In transit to Iraq; staging area in Kuwait; 8:30 Nineveh province; Kurds; 9:18 Interactions with locals; Iraqi police + border patrol; local customs; 11:32 Reactions form Kurds to war; 14:25 Media portrayal of the war; Al-Jazeera; 15:28 Ramadi Counter-Insurgency Campaign; 17:00 Clear-Hold-Build Strategy; 19:51 Iraqi reaction to Clear-Hold-Build; fear for children/families; 21:46 Working with tribes; 22:08 Anbar Awakening and Travis Patriquin; using propaganda; insurgents not good Muslims; 25:20 Concerns of the Iraqi people; 26:16 The fall of Saddam; 27:02 Debathification and unemployment; 28:24 Public violence; 29:13 Second Battle of Ramadi; 31:49 Communication with family; 33:10 Life goals – career military; 34:05 Coming home and adjusting to civilian life; reintegration; 35:50 Contact with other soldiers – Facebook, email; 36:12 Reflections; greater tolerance, less inclined to violence

Date of Birth

1973-12-13

Place of Birth

Lansdale (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1999-08-24

2011-09-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment; 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division

Highest Rank

Major

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Battle of Ramadi; Battle of Rabiya

Medals

Bronze Star Medal; Navy Superior Unit Award

Achievements

See the video

City of Birth

Lansdale

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Lane, Cory; Hanlon, Cody

Interview Date

10-6-2011

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Library

Subjects

Pavilchko, Greg.; Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Personal narratives; United States. Navy

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

38 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


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