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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Afghan War, 2001-; Persian Gulf War, 1991; Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993; Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 187th Field Artillery Regiment, Division West, 1st Army; 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division; 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Battery; Headquarters, Headquarters and Supply Company, 2nd Infantry Division; 8th Army
  • Location of Service: Fort Dix, New Jersey; Saudi Arabia; Kuwait; Fort Hood, Texas; Somalia; Korea; Afghanistan; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Riley, Kansas; Iraq
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/116126

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Jon Dirk Sheffer Collection

Names

  • American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter
  • Hoffer, Roger M.
  • Sheffer, Jon Dirk
  • Bates, Lynette

Home State

  • Colorado

Headings

  • -  Sheffer, Jon Dirk
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Form

  • DVD

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Battery
    • Location of Service: Fort Dix, New Jersey; Saudi Arabia; Kuwait
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Hood, Texas; Somalia
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 187th Field Artillery Regiment, Division West, 1st Army; 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment
    • Location of Service: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Riley, Kansas; Iraq
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters, Headquarters and Supply Company, 2nd Infantry Division; 8th Army
    • Location of Service: Korea; Afghanistan
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2016-11-09; 2016-11-09)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/116126

Cite as

  • Jon Dirk Sheffer Collection (AFC/2001/001/116126), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

Please contact us with questions.

Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter, Roger M Hoffer, Jon Dirk Sheffer, and Lynette Bates. Jon Dirk Sheffer Collection. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.116126/.

APA citation style:

American Red Cross, M. H. C., Hoffer, R. M., Sheffer, J. D. & Bates, L. Jon Dirk Sheffer Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.116126/.

MLA citation style:

American Red Cross, Mile High Chapter, et al. Jon Dirk Sheffer Collection. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.116126/>.