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Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Peacekeeping forces--Bosnia and Hercegovina; Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983; Persian Gulf War, 1991; Afghan War, 2001-
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Unit of Service: Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division; D Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Support Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division
  • Location of Service: Saudi Arabia; Iraq; Bosnia; Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Grenada; Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan; Salerno Air Base, Afghanistan; Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant Major; Private First Class; Sergeant First Class; Staff Sergeant
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/99288

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Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Joseph Herman Wolfe Collection

Names

  • Cain, Michael J.
  • Airborne and Special Operations Museum
  • Wolfe, Joseph Herman

Home State

  • North Carolina

Headings

  • -  Wolfe, Joseph Herman
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Grenada -- History -- American Invasion, 1983 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.
  • -  Peacekeeping forces -- Bosnia and Hercegovina -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Support Troops Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division
    • Location of Service: Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan; Salerno Air Base, Afghanistan; Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant Major
    • Dates of Service: 2003-2014
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
    • Service History Note: The veteran also served as the command career counselor for the combined Joint Task Force 82.
  • Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    • Location of Service: Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Grenada
    • Highest Rank: Private First Class
    • Dates of Service: 1982-1983
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: D Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division
    • Location of Service: Saudi Arabia; Iraq
    • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 1990-1991
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran
  • Peacekeeping forces--Bosnia and Hercegovina

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Unit of Service: Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
    • Location of Service: Bosnia; Germany
    • Highest Rank: Sergeant First Class
    • Dates of Service: 1996-1996
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2015-03-02; 2015-03-02)
  • Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 2015-03-02)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/99288

Cite as

  • Joseph Herman Wolfe Collection (AFC/2001/001/99288), 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:

Cain, Michael J, Airborne And Special Operations Museum, and Joseph Herman Wolfe. Joseph Herman Wolfe Collection. 2003. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.99288/.

APA citation style:

Cain, M. J., Airborne And Special Operations Museum & Wolfe, J. H. (2003) Joseph Herman Wolfe Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.99288/.

MLA citation style:

Cain, Michael J, Airborne And Special Operations Museum, and Joseph Herman Wolfe. Joseph Herman Wolfe Collection. 2003. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.99288/>.