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April 02, 2024 | Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube Announces Veteran History Project Interview Featuring U.S. Navy Veteran Don Wilson

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Punta Gorda, Fla. – U.S. Representative 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 United States Navy veteran Don Wilson.

“Florida’s 17th district is grateful to have another American hero share their story of military service. Mr. Wilson’s testimony is a valuable example of patriotism for younger generations to follow,” said Congressman Steube.

“That’s what the military does, it allows you to have that camaraderie, it allows you to mature as a person, as a man, and as a leader gives you tremendous leadership opportunities,” stated United States Navy Veteran Don Wilson. “You know, it is because of what I did in the Navy that made me the man I am today.”

US Navy Veteran Don Wilson recounted the importance of sacrifice, “These guys and gals that go in and serve their country they’re basically signing a blank, up to and including their lives. That’s kind of a big deal.” Wilson emphasized further, “People that sign on the dotted line and sign that contract to be a Sailor, Marine, Air Force Airman, or Coast Guard, they’re signing on the dotted line that they’ll give their life and that’s really powerful.” 

Please click here to watch the full 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

If you live in Florida’s 17th congressional district, please visit to participate.