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November 18, 2022 | Press Releases

Rep. Steube Announces Veteran History Project Interview Featuring Army Veteran Bob Ruybal


Bob Ruybal


Click here to view the interview.

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, Bob Ruybal of North Port, Florida.

“America is grateful to all of our veterans for their service. Personal accounts like Specialist 5 Ruybal’s prove the strength of America during difficult times of conflict. America will always be a beacon of liberty. We thank Specialist 5 Ruybal for fighting to secure our cherished freedoms,” said Congressman Greg Steube. 

“The military taught me a tremendous amount. It made me a better man,” Specialist 5 Bob Ruybal said.  “I believe everybody should serve their country and learn respect and the chain of command…There is so much to learn and so much to know. The service has changed my life for the better.”

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.