Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Persian Gulf War, 1991; War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Unit of Service: Navy Reserve Personnel Center; Navy Reserve Recruiting Command; Navy Operational Support Center; Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command; USS Peterson (DD 969); Assault Craft Unit 4; A Float Training Group, Atlantic
  • Location of Service: Japan; Spain; France; Italy; Black Sea; Aegean Sea; Adriatic Sea; Mediterranean Sea; Bulgaria; Red Sea; Egypt; Atlantic Ocean; Rhode Island; Virginia; Mississippi; Louisiana; California; North Carolina; Caribbean Sea; Cuba
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander

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About this Item

Title

  • Torrence P. Simmons Collection

Names

  • Amanda Albright-Hilburn
  • Southeastern Community College
  • Fowler, James
  • Perry Frink
  • Simmons, Torrence P.
  • Maultsby, William

State of Birth

  • NC

Home State

  • NC

Headings

  • -  Simmons, Torrence P.
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Notes

  • -  Samantha Heller also interviewed the veteran.

Form

  • DVD

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • Black or African American

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: USS Peterson (DD 969); Assault Craft Unit 4; A Float Training Group, Atlantic
    • Location of Service: Rhode Island; Virginia; Mississippi; Louisiana; California; North Carolina; Caribbean Sea; Cuba
    • Dates of Service: 1990-2000
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Unit of Service: Navy Reserve Personnel Center; Navy Reserve Recruiting Command; Navy Operational Support Center; Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command
    • Location of Service: Japan; Spain; France; Italy; Black Sea; Aegean Sea; Adriatic Sea; Mediterranean Sea; Bulgaria; Red Sea; Egypt; Atlantic Ocean
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander
    • Dates of Service: 2001-2010
    • Prisoner of War: No
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 04/27/2011)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/78070

Cite as

  • Torrence P. Simmons Collection (AFC/2001/001/78070), 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/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

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

Recording:

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

Photograph:

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

Computer file:

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

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), 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:

Amanda Albright-Hilburn, Southeastern Community College, James Fowler, Perry Frink, Torrence P Simmons, and William Maultsby. Torrence P. Simmons Collection. 1990. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.78070/.

APA citation style:

Amanda Albright-Hilburn, Southeastern Community College, Fowler, J., Perry Frink, Simmons, T. P. & Maultsby, W. (1990) Torrence P. Simmons Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.78070/.

MLA citation style:

Amanda Albright-Hilburn, et al. Torrence P. Simmons Collection. 1990. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.78070/>.