Rep. Greg Steube Announces Veteran History Project Interview Featuring Retired U.S. Army Major Steven Schofield
WASHINGTON— 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 Major Steven Schofield, retired U.S. Army veteran and resident of Fort Myers, Florida.
“Preserving the first-hand accounts of our nation’s veterans is so important, not only to document our nation’s history to look back on, but to inspire and connect with our next generation. It is stories like Major Schofield’s that are a reminder of how every veteran has a unique perspective to share,” said Congressman Greg Steube.
“I’ve never been so proud or honored to serve as I did in Special Forces, and to be recognized by my peers. That to me has been most important. The friendships I’ve made that have lasted for 50 odd years or more are very important. Also the work with the Hmong veterans and Laos veterans that I’ve done over the years has been very rewarding,” said Major Schofield in his interview.
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 this page to participate.