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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Afghan War, 2001-; Iraq War, 2003-2011; Cold War
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Service Unit/Ship: USS Detroit (AOE 4); USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG 7)
  • Location of Service: Bagram, Afghanistan; Wichita, Kansas; Great Lakes, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lenexa, Kansas; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Charleston, South Carolina; Atlantic Ocean; Norway; Spain; Mediterranean Sea; France; Italy; Greece; Turkey; Caribbean Sea; St. Thomas; Puerto Rico; Cuba; Jacksonville, Florida; Wichita, Kansas; Kirkuk, Iraq
  • Highest Rank: Petty Officer First Class
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/87192

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Edward Thomas Humbel Collection

Names

  • Sowders, Peggy
  • Humbel, Edward Thomas
  • Jackson County Historical Society
  • Jackson, David W.

Home State

  • Missouri

Headings

  • -  Humbel, Edward Thomas
  • -  Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  L-3 Vertex -- Personal Narratives
  • -  Cold War -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  L-3 Vertex -- Personal Narratives

Form

  • DVD

Extent

  • 1 item

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • civilian

Service History

  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

    • Location of Service: Kirkuk, Iraq
    • Military Status: civilian
  • Cold War

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Service Unit/Ship: USS Detroit (AOE 4); USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG 7)
    • Location of Service: Great Lakes, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lenexa, Kansas; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Charleston, South Carolina; Atlantic Ocean; Norway; Spain; Mediterranean Sea; France; Italy; Greece; Turkey; Caribbean Sea; St. Thomas; Puerto Rico; Cuba; Jacksonville, Florida; Wichita, Kansas
    • Highest Rank: Petty Officer First Class
    • Dates of Service: 1972-2001
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a storekeeper on active duty from 1972 to 1975; Navy Reserve from 1975 to 1984; then returned to active duty from 1984 to 2001.
  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Location of Service: Bagram, Afghanistan; Wichita, Kansas
    • Dates of Service: 2001-2006
    • Military Status: civilian
    • Service History Note: The veteran worked as a civilian for the Air Force in Wichita, Kansas from 2001 to 2004. He worked for L-3 Vertex that was working for the Army at Bagram, Afghanistan and Kirkuk, Iraq from 2005 to 2006.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2012-09-11; 2012-09-11)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/87192

Cite as

  • Edward Thomas Humbel Collection (AFC/2001/001/87192), 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:

Sowders, Peggy, Edward Thomas Humbel, Jackson County Historical Society, and David W Jackson. Edward Thomas Humbel Collection. 1972. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.87192/.

APA citation style:

Sowders, P., Humbel, E. T., Jackson County Historical Society & Jackson, D. W. (1972) Edward Thomas Humbel Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.87192/.

MLA citation style:

Sowders, Peggy, et al. Edward Thomas Humbel Collection. 1972. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.87192/>.