Oral History interview of Jiwook Ryu. Interview conducted by Rey, Rebecca at the University of Central Florida ROTC Portable.
0:01 Introduction; 0:30 Background information; 3:00 Why the Army? 4:00 Getting used to Army life; 4:40 Details of Iraqi deployment; 5:50 Interaction with Iraqi civilians; 8:30 Duties of the deployment; 10:00 Enemy contact; 10:20 Platoon cohesion; 12:00 Communication with the homefront; 13:00 Security at the COP; 15:15 Recreation at the COP; 16:00 Coming back to the United States; 19:30 R&R; 22:30 Reintegration; 0:50 Did Iraq meet expectations? 2:15 How they prepared for the deployment; 3:15 How they heard of the deployment; 4:10 RIP missions; 5:20 Geography/terrain of the AO; 6:10 Closing remarks.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
1/503 ING Regt
Staff Sergeant; SSG
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Fallujah
Combat Infantryman Badge
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida ROTC Portable.
Ryu, Jiwook; 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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Jiwook, Ryu, "Ryu, Jiwook interview" (2013). Veterans Oral Histories. 142.