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Description

Oral History interview of Logan Veith. Interview conducted by Toro, Freddie and Richmond, Josh at Veith Residence.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:25 Rank; 00:30 Location of interview; 0:50 Father/family upbringing/sports; 2:20 Friend deployed/killed/gave Logan push to enlist; 3:10 ASVAB score/Air Force; 4:00 Air Combat Control/Insertion behind enemy lines; 5:00 Deployed/scheduled 5,000 fellow soldiers for deployment/planning depart; 5:30 Equipment used, squad automatic weapon, M16; 7:00 History behind Air Combat Controllers (Shindigs)/Okinawa; 8:45 Combat experience/guerrilla warfare/pushed into it; 10:20 Reasoning behind Iraq War/WMD; 12:00 Parallel between people, can't rebuild Iraq, but can protect it; 13:20 Tallil, convoys, dead bodies on side of road, normal occurrence in Iraq; 14:50 JM8, Syria, translator, relatives killed, changed perspective on war; 19:30 How does one fight enemy that's ready to die? Headstrong; 23:00 How were you greeted in Iraq? support or not? little of both; 24:00 TCN- outside nations, Turkey, Uganda, Russia; 27:50 Not present for looting, arrived in July '09, Iraqis sneaked into mess hall to find food and water on pallets; 29:30 Not sure if people helping are double agents, Iran paying money for info; 31:30 Iraq becoming self-reliant, educated, battle-hardened; 32:15 How did you feel when Saddam was captured? Wasn't the end; 34:00 Chemical burn, incinerators, 22 left, incinerate all their trash because 'cost-efficient'; 35:00 Silence can be scary for Logan, flashbacks, tension; 36:45 PTSD, 'I'm good compared to some of my buddies'; 38:00 End.

Date of Birth

1987-10-03

Place of Birth

Unspecified

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Unspecified

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2006-01-01

2010-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Air Force, Air Combat Controller 23055

Highest Rank

Airman First Class; A1C

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Iraq Campaign

Medals

Iraq Campaign Ribbon

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Unspecified

Country of Birth

Unspecified

Interviewer

Toro, Freddie; Richmond, Josh

Interview Date

8-14-2012

Location of Interview

Veith Residence

Subjects

Veith, Logan; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Toro, Freddie; Richmond, Josh

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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