Oral history interview of Scott Alan Pulford. Interview conducted by Gabrielle Cangelosi at Campus of Program Executive Office for Simulation.
1:03 Background and family; 2:00 Chose Army and reasons why; 5:00 Basic training at West Point; 12:03 Arrived in Kuwait; 13:31 Arrived in Mosul, Iraq; 15:04 Part of Stryker Brigade Combat team, Battle of Fallujah; 18:05 Part of the Battle of Mosul, Stryker Brigade Combat team; 21:07 Role in army infrastructure and technology; 25:01 Stryker vehicle description; 27:16 Explains battlefield effects from war; 27:57 Explains responsibilities as Colonel; 34:12 Airborne Badge; 37:12 Explains benefits of technology to keep in touch; 40:16 Came home, got a job affiliated with the Army; 41:31 Recognizes graduating West Point as fondest Army memory; 42:53 Sees sons upon arrival in U.S. from Iraq; 48:12 Explains how Army career has helped his life; 50:13 Explains importance of this project.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
2nd Battlion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Infantry Division; 1st Brigade, 25th Division (Stryker Brigade Comabt Team)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Mosul; Battle of Fallujah
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Campus of Program Executive Office for Simulation.
Pulford, Scott A.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; Iraq; Basic Training; Kuwait; Stryker Brigade Combat Team; West Point; United States. Army
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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Scott, Pulford Alan, "Pulford, Scott Alan interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 44.