Oral history interview of Major John Adams. Interview conducted by Kevin Wathen at Army Reserve Headquarters.
1:00 Reason for joining; 2:53 Anticipation before leaving; 5:00 Grandfather in Army; 10:00 Muslim tradition; 12:00 Tension in Iraq; 16:00 Hardest deployment; 17:54 Recreation activities; 18:00 Process being sent home; 19:50 Communication with family; 22:00 Being welcomed home.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Bravo Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment
Location of Service
Iraq; Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); Operation Anaconda; Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
See video for details.
The veteran was serving as a public affairs officer at time of interview.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Army Reserve Headquarters
Adams, John; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghan War, 2001 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Adams, John interview" (2010). Veterans Oral Histories. 1.