Rep. Greg Steube Announces Veteran History Project Interview Featuring Army Veteran Phillip Moore
NORTH PORT, Fla. — Congressman Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today announced a new interview in the Veterans History Project Series – a way to feature the accomplishments and military careers of Florida’s 17th District veterans. This interview features U.S. Army Veteran, Sgt. Phillip Moore of North Port, Florida.
“As a fellow U.S. Army veteran who also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, I thank Sgt. Moore for being part of the Veterans History Project. Operation Iraqi Freedom is an important part of American history, and our country is grateful for his first-hand account of serving in extremely high-risk situations in Iraq,” said Congressman Greg Steube.
“I developed this relationship with this one particular guy who was the gunner in the Humvee I was driving,” Sgt. Moore recalled in his interview. “Day in and day out, at the beginning and end of every mission it was just him and I. He was my roommate. The second deployment, at the end of it, he ended up getting blown up and I had to carry him to a helicopter in the middle of the night. He could have got out on a medical disability, but he decided, when he found out that our unit was going again, he re-enlisted, to go again, so that I didn’t have to go without him.”
“We have it really, really good here and it’s unfortunate that so many people squabble over many minute things, when there’s so many bigger issues in the entire world,” said Sgt. Moore.
Please click here to watch the interview.
Be sure to check Congressman Steube’s YouTube channel in the future for upcoming interviews.
The Office of Congressman Greg Steube will submit the interview to the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center to collect and retain the oral histories of our nation’s veterans.
Initially started in 2000, the Veterans History Project aims to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of the United States military veterans and Gold Star Families so that future generations may hear directly from the veterans and better understand their service. Researchers, scholars, and educators rely upon VHP collections as a primary source. The oral histories, photographs, manuscripts, and other original materials supplement historical texts and valued cultural resources. Veterans from all branches and ranks of the United States military who served in World War I through the more recent conflicts are eligible to participate. For more information on the VHP, please visit https://www.loc.gov/vets/.
If you live in Florida’s 17th congressional district, please visit https://steube.house.gov/services/vhp to participate.