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Description

Oral history interview of Brian Edward Boyce. Interview conducted by Chad Gibson at University of Central Florida.

Log

1:00 Intro: Basic information of military; 1:20 Intro: Life before service; 4:00 How he got into the military; 6:16 Basic training; 8:00 How we got his position; 9:54 Training; 11:53 Actual flying; 12:54 Re-enlistment as flight engineer; 15:51 First Gulf War; 16:51 Operation Iraqi Freedom; 19:07 Search and rescue missions; 20:00 Experiences; 22:23 Down pilot rescue; 25:09 Before Iraq War; 28:00 Medivac; 30:11 Feelings about experiences; 33:40 How life was on the base; 35:39 Communication; 40:16 Time on leave; 43:00 Problems that happen; 44:18 How he keeps in touch with friends in military; 45:22 Jobs out of the military; 46:23 Feelings about joining a veterans' organization; 48:05 Feelings about the military; 52:10 War in Afghanistan; 53:30 Feelings about war; 54:30 What impact the military has had on his life.

Date of Birth

1970-01-06

Place of Birth

F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Wyoming

War or Conflict

Cold War Era; Persian Gulf War; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1989-06-13

2010-04-10

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Reserve

Unit of Service

964th AWACS (flying on the E-3B/C Sentry aircraft); 301st Rescue Squadron

Location of Service

Tinker Air Force Base (Okla.); Keflavik Air Force Base (Iceland); Mildenhall Air Force Base (England); Riyadh Air Force Base (Saudi Arabia); Incirlik Air Base (Turkey); Al Jabber Airbase (Kuwait); Tallil Air Base (Iraq); Baghdad (Iraq); Kandahar Air Force Base (Afghanistan); Bagram Air Force Base (Afghanistan); Terin Kowt (Afghanistan)

Highest Rank

Master Sergeant; MSgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Operation Red Wings II recovery of deceased US Navy Seals

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

F.E. Warren AFB

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Gibson, Chad

Interview Date

4-18-2011

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida

Subjects

Boyce, Brian E.; Cold War -- 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

Gibson, Chad

Length of Interview

70 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio; Sound

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

Article


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