Oral history interview of Jeffrey A. Schaefer. Interview conducted by Kathleen Devine at University of Central Florida Library.
0:01-1:01 Introduction; 1:01-2:29 The location where Schaefer was born, and the places he grew up; 2:29-2:42 Parent's professions; 2:42-2:56 Siblings; 2:56-3:34 The reasons he chose to enlist; 3:34-5:07 The reasons why he chose the Army; 5:07-6:45 Description of basic training; 6:45-13:04 Ranks; 13:04- 15:56 Difference experiences at the different stations; 15:56-18:17 Description of his duties; 18:1-21:11 Schaefer was called back from the reserves; 21:11-29:26 How Schaefer was injured; 29:06-38:31 The ways the Army took care of Schaefer during his recovery process; 38:31-40:45 Metals [Medals]; 40:45-41:53 How he was the only one injured in the attack; 41:53-51:04 Most prominent memories of his service; 51:04- 55:37 On coming home and the American public treatment of him as a veteran; 55:37-1:02:23 Closing words.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Fort Knox (Ky.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
War tour: Bravo Company, 108th Armor Battalion, 48th Infantry Combat Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Staff Sergeant; SSG
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Library
Schaefer, Jeffrey A.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; Injuries; Public response to service; 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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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Schaefer, Jeffrey Allen interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 51.