Oral History of Derek Mason Henry

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Title

Oral History of Derek Mason Henry

Alternative Title

Oral History, Henry

Subject

Army
Veterans--Florida
Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-
Global War on Terror, 2001-2009

Description

An oral history of Derek Mason Henry's experience serving in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Henry enlisted in the United States Army and served in the 2nd Battalion, the 124th Regiment, the 53rd Infantry Division. Interview topics include overseas service, Henry's family, enlistment, the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season, the attacks on September 11th, basic training, service in Afghanistan, and the National Guard.

Abstract

Oral history interview of Derek Mason Henry. Interview conducted by Jeff Key and Jade Holroyd at Henry's home.

Table Of Contents

0:00:10 Interviewee information
0:00:34 Branch of service and rank
0:01:00 Experiences overseas
0:02:14 Mission
0:03:16 Which war served in
0:03:32 Family
0:04:00 Wife
0:04:15 Before service
0:04:30 Age joined
0:05:22 Family in military
0:06:00 Reason chose Army
0:06:40 Deployed for hurricanes 2004 and medals
0:07:10 National Guard
0:07:30 Deployed after 9/11
0:07:40 Furthering career
0:08:20 Job as officer
0:09:20 Basic training
0:10:50 Air assault and friends
0:11:30 Action while deployed IEDs
0:13:17 Keeping in contact with family
0:15:27 Recreation
0:16:00 Job schedule while deployed and recreation
0:18:10 Indirect fire
0:19:00 Awards, souvenirs, coins
0:23:00 Dogs of War Awards continued
0:24:59 Didn't engage enemy
0:25:08 Range and use of 50 cal
0:26:01 Return home
0:28:00 Readjusting to civilian life
0:29:00 Keeping in touch with friends
0:30:17 How old experiences effect you
0:31:28 Metals on Class A, Air Assault
0:34:30 ROTC, difference from enlisted
0:36:25 Civilian job with National Guard
0:37:10 Pictures from overseas
0:38:38 David Tell pictures
0:40:00 Conclusions
0:40:30 Life lessons
0:41:11 Visuals of souvenirs

Creator

Key, Jeff
Holroyd, Jade
Henry, Derek Mason

Source

Henry, David Mason. Interviewed by Jeff Key and Jade Holroyd. UCF Community Veterans History Project, DP0011890. February 28, 2011. Audio record available. University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

2011-02-28

Date Copyrighted

2011-02-28

Is Part Of

War in Afghanistan Collection, UCF Community Veterans History Project Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

75.1 MB

Medium

41-minute and 11-second Digital (DAT) audio recording

Language

eng

Type

Sound

Coverage

Leesburg, Florida
Afghanistan

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Jeff Key and Jade Holroyd and owned by Special Collections and University Archives.

Rights Holder

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/SpecialCollections/.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

External Reference

Center of Military History. Operation Enduring Freedom: October 2001-March 2002. Washington, D.C.: [U.S. Army Center of Military History], 2004.
Neumann, Brian F., Lisa M. Mundey, and Jon Mikolashek. Operation Enduring Freedom. 2013.; Tripp, Robert S., Kristin F. Lynch, John G. Drew, and Edward Wei-Min Chan. Lessons from Operation Enduring Freedom. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2004.
Wright, Donald P. A Different Kind of War: The United States Army in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), October 2001-September 2005. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies Institute Press, US Army Combined Arms Center, 2010.

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Key, Jeff
Holroyd, Jade

Interviewee

Henry, Derek Mason

Original Format

1 Digital (DAT) audio recording

Duration

41 minutes and 11 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

253kbps

Locations

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