Oral History interview of Luke Anziano. Interview conducted by Russell, Brett at University of Central Florida.
0:01 Introduction and pre-service life; 0:59 Joining the Army and family service; 3:00 Basic training; 8:30 What a Specialist is; 9:02 Unit assignments and jobs, 101st Division; 11:20 First operation, Iraqi Freedom; 13:34 Apache crew chief; 14:11 DART team, Iraq surge 2006-7; 18:44 Karbal Gap, 2003 Iraq; 21:23 Further DART helicopter recoveries; 22:31 Stationed in South Korea, DMZ; 28:13 Softball in South Korea; 30:50 Promotion to Corporal; 32:06 Favorite part of serving, looking back; 33:20 After leaving the army; 33:39 What I learned in the Army; 35:08 Closing notes.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Long Island (N.Y.)
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
3rd Infantry Division B Company; Delta Company 101st Airborne Division; 603rd Aviation Support Battalion; 13 Aviation Charlie Company
Location of Service
Savannah (Ga.); Camp Page (Chunchon, Korea); Camp Eagle Wonju (Korea); Hunter Army Airfield (Ga.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Karbala Valley; Iraq/Afghanistan Surge
Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal
Recovering and repairing disabled helicopter (DART Team); Corporal (rare rank in Army); Played softball in Korea.
Awarded Army Achievement Medal for recovering downed helicopter.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida
Anziano, Luke; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; 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
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/
University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Luke, Anziano, "Anziano, Luke interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 483.