Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Eduardo Ortiz. Interview conducted by Letzring, Jacob; Bonilla, Angelica; Becker, Rachael at Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.

Log

00:38 Talks about parents; 01:13 Prior military service in family; 01:50 Education post-service; 02:14 Family's reaction; 02:40 Boot camp/MEPS/Sleep deprivation; 04:04 Boot camp training and diversity; 05:00 Length of training; 05:38 Interest in Seals program; 06:13 Favorite part of boot camp - Meals and work; 07:00 "A" School in Pensacola, FL; 07:31 Assigned to USS Enterprise; 07:40 Preparing the ship to leave; 08:13 Getting sea legs; 08:30 Landing in various spots; 08:55 Life on ship; 11:08 Aviation Ordinance- his job; 12:26 Most memorable day- BBQ on flight deck; 14:15 Adjusting to ship life; 14:59 Advancing; 15:31 Staying in touch with family; 17:22 Missing things back home; 17:40 Keeping in touch with people from the Navy; 18:30 Saving Seals; 21:10 The ships support role; 21:56 Jobs aboard the ship- Cranking; 22:50 Working in the armory; 23:51 Returning home; 24:40 Finding a job; 25:33 Community support; 26:15 How he ended up at Lockheed Martin; 27:11 Job at Lockheed Martin; 27:41 What he got from the military; 29:01 Transferring from a military resume to a civilian one; 29:31 What is missed about the military; 30:47 Advice for those who wish to join the military.

Date of Birth

1987-03-11

Place of Birth

Salinas (Calif.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

California

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

2013-11-06

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Enterprise

Location of Service

Chicago (Ill.); Pensacola (Fla.); Virginia

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 2nd Class; PO2

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See the video

City of Birth

Salinas

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Letzring, Jacob; Bonilla, Angelica; Becker, Rachael

Interview Date

11-12-2013

Location of Interview

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Ortiz, Eduardo; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; USS Enterprise; United States. Navy

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

33 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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