Oral History interview of Joshua Dull. Interview conducted by Williams, Rachel at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
0:01 Introduction; 0:26 Early Childhood; 3:45 Basic Training; 6:15 Tech School; 7:09 Active duty/David-Monthan Air Force Base; 7:47 First Deployment - Qatar - Al Udeid Air Base; 9:20 First impression of Qatar; 10:07 Locals in Qatar; 12:09 Memorable day in Qatar/Leaving; 13:45 Second deployment - Afghanistan; 15:42 First impression of Afghanistan; 17:04 Operating cryogenics elements; 17:30 Memorable day in Afghanistan/movie night; 19:11 9/11 in Afghanistan; 20:52 Rocket attack response; 22:32 Funny story- sabotaging supervisor; 24:40 Feelings leaving Afghanistan; 25:58 Being in relationship while in Afghanistan; 27:49 Life after service; 29:45 Awards/medals earned for service; 31:18 Today's activities; 32:11 Working at the UCF VARC and helping veteran students; 32:42 How service has affected life.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
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
Unit of Service
355 Logistics Readiness Squadron; 379 Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron; 455 Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron
Location of Service
Afghanistan; Horn of Africa
Senior Airman; SrA
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
East Africa Campaign; Operation New Dawn
Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award; Air Force Training Ribbon; NATO Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Managed Bagram Cryogenics Element with little training; Augmented for Cargo Deployment Function for two exercises and one real like short notice deployment; Awarded Achievement Medal for support of both fuels and medical elements in Al Udeid.
Awarded National Defense Medal with 1 Service Star; Awarded the USAF Expeditionary Service Ribbon with a Gold Border and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
Dull, Joshua R.; 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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Joshua, Dull R., "Dull, Joshua R. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 278.