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Description

Oral History interview of Mark Rawls. Interview conducted by Bryan, Philip; Samina, Rahman; Solla, Karen at University of Central Florida.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 1:01 Life and family before the Navy; 2:26 Choosing the Navy; 5:20 First day of Navy and boot camp; 9:43 Specialized training; 12:01 Station location; 13:55 First assignment; 15:16 Life on Saratoga; 16:45 Naval Assignment; 20:05 Outside contact; 21:21 Navy food; 22:10 Navy supplies; 23:16 Entertainment; 24:29 On-Leave; 28:59 Desert Storm; 32:33 Combat; 33:42 Casualties; 36:14 Diary and good luck charms; 38:34 Presidency; 39:14 Navy leadership duties; 40:59 Presidency; 42:41 End of Service; 44:44 Post education; 45:42 Conditions; 49:14 Opportunities; 51:21 Feelings about Service; 53:11 Veteran's final thoughts; 56:41 Closing remarks; 57:09 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1966-06-08

Place of Birth

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1985-07-03

1994-03-07

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Saratoga; VS-30; VP-49

Location of Service

Unspecified

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 3rd Class; PO3

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Dessert Storm

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Battle Effectiveness Award; National Defense Service Medal

Achievements

See the video

Note

Awarded Sea Service Deployment Ribbon twice.

City of Birth

Pittsburgh

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bryan, Philip; Samina, Rahman; Solla, Karen

Interview Date

3-26-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida.

Subjects

Rawls, Mark A.; Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives; 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

Contributors

Bryan, Philip; Samina, Rahman; Solla, Karen

Length of Interview

57 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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