Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Ramlee Ramos-Cruz. Interview conducted by Vasquez, Julian at Veteran's Residence.

Log

00:46 Bio/Background Info; 2:37 Why he joined the Military/ Why Marines; 4:19 Enlistment/ Bootcamp; 6:00 Volunteering for Iraq; 7:19 Iraq Campaigns; 9:00 Living in Iraq; 14:20 U.S Military Role in Iraq; 15:45 Weapons of Mass Destruction; 17:50 Communication Back Home; 19:50 Hardest Part about being Away; 20:50 Political Info/ Opinions; 24:55 Combat; 26:57 Insurgents; 31:57 Motivation to stay Enlisted; 32:56 Perceptions of Iraq; 35:29 Saddam's Death Reaction; 36:23 Stint in Iraq; 37:40 Volunteering for more Service; 39:22 PTSD/ Civilian Lifestyle; 44:33 President Bush Sentiments; 46:50 US withdrawing from Iraq Opinion; 48:29 Any Regrets? / Anything else to add?

Date of Birth

1985-07-21

Place of Birth

Honolulu (Hawaii)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

Hawaii

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2004-12-27

2012-08-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

2nd Marine Division

Location of Service

Iraq

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Iraq Campaign

Medals

Purple Heart; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Navy Unit Citation

Achievements

See the video

Note

Injuries: Multiple concussion, PTSD, Mild TBI. Won Navy & Marine Corp Achievement Combat Action twice.

City of Birth

Honolulu

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Vasquez, Julian

Interview Date

3-21-2013

Location of Interview

Veteran's Residence.

Subjects

Ramos-Cruz, R.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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

50 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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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