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Gary L. Harrell at time of interview

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983; Persian Gulf War, 1991; Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993; Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Afghan War, 2001-
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta; Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT); Director, Joint Security Directorate, United States Central Command; Army Special Operations Command; Joint Inter-Agency Task Force (JIATF); 10th Mountain Division; Special Operations Command Central; Joint Special Operations Command; 10th Special Forces Group; 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; 7th Special Forces Group; 2nd Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Location of Service: Iraq; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Gulick, Panama; Panama; Somalia; Columbia; Saudi Arabia; Bagram, Afghanistan
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/119282

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About this Item

Title

  • Gary L. Harrell Collection

Names

  • Harris, Terry
  • Roe, Phil
  • Harrell, Gary L.
  • U.S. House of Representatives/Phil Roe

Home State

  • Tennessee

Headings

  • -  Harrell, Gary L.
  • -  Grenada -- History -- American Invasion, 1983 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Panama -- History -- American Invasion, 1989 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 10th Special Forces Group; 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; 7th Special Forces Group; 2nd Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Gulick, Panama
    • Dates of Service: 1973-2012
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta
    • Location of Service: Panama
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Joint Special Operations Command
    • Location of Service: Columbia; Saudi Arabia
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment - Delta
    • Location of Service: Somalia
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Joint Inter-Agency Task Force (JIATF); 10th Mountain Division; Special Operations Command Central
    • Location of Service: Bagram, Afghanistan
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT); Director, Joint Security Directorate, United States Central Command; Army Special Operations Command
    • Location of Service: Iraq
    • Highest Rank: Major General
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2019-10-08; 2019)
  • Manuscript: Biography [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected unknown)
  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2019-10-08; 2021-05-13)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/119282

Cite as

  • Gary L. Harrell Collection (AFC/2001/001/119282), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • 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.

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Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

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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:

Harris, Terry, Phil Roe, Gary L Harrell, and U.S. House Of Representatives/Phil Roe. Gary L. Harrell Collection. 1973. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119282/.

APA citation style:

Harris, T., Roe, P., Harrell, G. L. & U.S. House Of Representatives/Phil Roe. (1973) Gary L. Harrell Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119282/.

MLA citation style:

Harris, Terry, et al. Gary L. Harrell Collection. 1973. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.119282/>.