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Description

Oral History interview of Jiwook Ryu. Interview conducted by Rey, Rebecca at the University of Central Florida ROTC Portable.

Log

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

1980-02-22

Place of Birth

Seoul (Korea)

Gender

Male

Race

Asian

Home State

NA

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2003-01-08

2010-02-07

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1/503 ING Regt

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant; SSG

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Battle of Fallujah

Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Seoul

Country of Birth

Korea

Interviewer

Rey, Rebecca

Interview Date

4-2-2013

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida ROTC Portable.

Subjects

Ryu, Jiwook; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; 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

Rey, Rebecca

Length of Interview

31 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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