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Description

Oral History interview of William Stanton. Interview conducted by Charles, Dominic at Veteran's Residence, Fort Pierce, FL.

Log

0:07 Introduction; 0:26 Childhood/family background; 2:47 West Point; 6:03 Dr. Stanton's inspiration to become a doctor; 8:01 Friends made in early years of military life; 9:37 Medical School; 10:26 German Experience; 11:12 First assignment as an Orthopedic Surgeon; 12:02 Contact with the German people; 15:33 Introduction to Iraqi experience; 16:37 Discussion on injuries Dr. Stanton treated; 19:16 Family's reaction to Dr. Stanton's deployment; 20:19 Dr. Stanton's knowledge of the Iraqi situation before deployment; 21:53 What Dr. Stanton learned about the Iraqi people; 24:35 Food on base; 25:57 Technology on base and living; 27:08 Free time on base; 28:05 base security; 29:33 Dr. Stanton's analysis of the American soldiers; 34:39 Dr. Stanton's impression on America's rebuilding effort; 37:07 Family reaction to Dr. Stanton's return; 39:24 Dr. Stanton's final thoughts on war in general.

Date of Birth

1963-03-05

Place of Birth

Lakeland (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unspecified

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1985-05-01

2005-01-01

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Army Professional Management Command, 551st United States Army Hospital

Location of Service

Iraq

Highest Rank

Colonel; COL

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Army Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal

Achievements

Orthopedic Surgeon at Combat Surgical Hospital

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Lakeland

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Charles, Dominic

Interview Date

3-11-2013

Location of Interview

Veteran's Residence, Fort Pierce, FL.

Subjects

Stanton, William J.; 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

Charles, Dominic

Length of Interview

41 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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