Oral history interview of Jean Nickson Pijeau. Interview conducted by Chris Ambridge at University of Central Florida Engineering Building.
0:30 Introduction; 1:42 Joining the military; 3:49 Stationed in Korea; 5:01 Volunteering for Iraq; 7:00 Arriving in Iraq; 8:15 Travel, movements in Iraq; 9:03 Talks about difference in assignment; 9:20 First assignment in Iraq; 10:20 Overview of assignments in Iraq; 11:22 Process of finding weapons cache; 15:19 Fallujah; 17:05 Humanitarian work in Iraq; 18:00 Insurgents and their blending in crowds; 20:23 One week after Fallujah, wounded; 21:00 Recovery from wounds; 23:20 Returning to civilian life; 29:04 Attending school, plans to return to military.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Black or African American
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
C-44th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, 1st Brigade
Location of Service
Iraq; South Korea
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Operation Fury, Al Fajar
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Engineering Building
Pijeau, Jean Nickson; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- 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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Jean, Pijeau Nickson, "Pijeau, Jean Nickson interview" (2010). Veterans Oral Histories. 14.