Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Marc Goitia. Interview conducted by Hazelwood, Christopher at Veteran's Residence.

Log

00:01 Introduction; 00:40 Biographical Information; 02:19 Reason for Joining; 02:49 Basic Training; 03:04 Length of Service; 03:12 Adaptation; 04:35 Response to Deployment; 5:35 Arriving In Iraq; 6:01 Living Conditions; 6:26 Duties; 8:03 Livelihood of Iraqi People; 8:41 Infrastructure; 9:16 Reconstruction Project; 9:56 Experiences With Iraqis; 10:10 Iraq's Attitude; 10:54 Government; 11:39 Education; 12:07 Iraqi's Happiness; 12:20 Occupations; 12:55 Assessment of Deployment; 13:22 Leaving Iraq; 13:40 Knowledge of Iraq; 14:19 Knowledge of Islam; 14:54 Knowledge of Arabic; 15:26:00 Sunnis & Shias; 16:03:00 Kurds; 16:48 Knowledge of Iraqi Government; 17:52 Success of Iraq; 18:39:00 Returning Home; 19:37:00 Perspective Change; 20:51:00 Current Occupation; 21:06:00 Future Military Goals; 22:27:00 Future Life Goals; 24:12:00 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1991-06-22

Place of Birth

Miami (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2011-05-11

2011-11-11

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Charlie Company, 373rd Military Intelligence Battalion

Location of Service

Iraq

Highest Rank

Specialist; SPC

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Operation New Dawn

Medals

Combat Action Badge

Achievements

See the video

Note

Please keep service member's name, contact information, and unit confidential due to the nature of his Military Intelligence Branch.

City of Birth

Miami

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Hazelwood, Christopher

Interview Date

3-29-2013

Location of Interview

Veteran's Residence.

Subjects

Goitia, Marc A.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Length of Interview

30 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video; Sound; Audio

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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