Oral History interview of Glenn Dieffenderfer. Interview conducted by Zagrocki, Brian at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida.
0:01 Lead; 00:55 Early life, parents' background, siblings in the forces; 1:40 High school life; 2:00 Choice to join military, ROTC, USAF; 3:00 Family response to joining military, trip to field training; 3:50 Field training; 4:35 Funny stories about inspection; 5:05 Special certifications; 5:55 Places veteran was stationed, discussion of deployment process; 7:15 First assignment; 8:15 Other assignments; 11:00 Staying in touch with family; 12:25 Description of dangerous situations and comfort/ discomfort; 13:40 Coping with death; 15:25 Flying back on a casualty flight; 16:15 Food; 16:30 Award won, achievements, important leadership qualities and strategies; 19:40 Retirement, current deployment practices; 21:45 Having qualities instilled and passing them on; 23:15 Upper-level leadership; 23:45 Current pursuits; 24:15 Last comments.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Camp Springs (Md.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force Reserve
Unit of Service
Director of installations and Mission support
Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon; Iraq Campaign Ribbon
See video for details.
Son of a military veteran- WWII B-17 Pilot; Brother: AC 130 Gunship Pilot, Grenada
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL.
Dieffenderfer, Glenn S.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Dieffenderfer, Glenn Scott interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 202.