Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of David Matthews. Interview conducted by Fitzgerald, Jason at University of Central Florida.

Log

0:36 Family / Education / Employment before the military; 2:44 Reasons for joining the military; 4:08 Boot camp; 12:46 Graduation; 13:35 Occupation in the military; 14:20 Advance training; 16:00 Civilian occupation while in the National Guard; 17:40 Typical day for drill weekends and annual training; 21:42 Afghanistan; 24:40 Results of rollover accident in Afghanistan; 28:09 Pictures of deployment; 30:50 Returning from deployment; 32:28 Eulogy for soldier killed in rollover accident in Afghanistan; 34:15 Views on Military involvement in the Middle East; 35:53 Experiences at UCF as student; 36:55 Plays a recorded speech from President Reagan; 39:22 Military as a preparation for civilian life.

Date of Birth

1961-05-14

Place of Birth

Winchester (Mass.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Massachusetts

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1995-01-21

2014-01-21

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

C company 124 Battalion INF Orlando; 715th Military Police Unit Melbourne

Location of Service

Orlando (Fla.); Melbourne (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Trained over 100 soldiers in NBC before being deployed to Afghanistan.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Winchester

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Fitzgerald, Jason

Interview Date

Fall 11-4-2016

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida

Subjects

Matthews, David G.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Fitzgerald, Jason

Length of Interview

42 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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

Interview

Semester

Fall


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