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Alan Shumate at interview.

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Persian Gulf War, 1991; Afghan War, 2001-; Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: 82nd Airborne Division; 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); Joint Special Operations Command; 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division
  • Location of Service: Afghanistan; Iraq; Saudi Arabia; South America; Columbia; Bolivia; El Salvador
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/90543

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Alan Joseph Shumate Collection

Names

  • McIntyre, Marie
  • Todd, Juanita M.
  • Shumate, Alan Joseph
  • American Red Cross, Central North Carolina Chapter

Home State

  • North Carolina

Headings

  • -  Shumate, Alan Joseph
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- 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

  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Location of Service: Afghanistan
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) four months from 2002 to 2003 and four months in 2006.
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: 82nd Airborne Division; 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
    • Location of Service: Saudi Arabia; South America; Columbia; Bolivia; El Salvador
    • Dates of Service: 1990
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Joint Special Operations Command; 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division
    • Location of Service: Iraq
    • Highest Rank: Colonel
    • Entrance into Service: Commissioned
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran served as a battalion commander in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) from 05/2009 to 10/2010. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) for six months in 2007 to 2008 and one year in 2009 to 2010.

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2013-04-10; 2013)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/90543

Cite as

  • Alan Joseph Shumate Collection (AFC/2001/001/90543), 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

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:

Mcintyre, Marie, Juanita M Todd, Alan Joseph Shumate, and Central North Carolina Chapter American Red Cross. Alan Joseph Shumate Collection. 1990. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.90543/.

APA citation style:

McIntyre, M., Todd, J. M., Shumate, A. J. & American Red Cross, C. N. C. C. (1990) Alan Joseph Shumate Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.90543/.

MLA citation style:

Mcintyre, Marie, et al. Alan Joseph Shumate Collection. 1990. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.90543/>.