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Description

Oral History interview of Jimmy Rochelle. Interview conducted by Walter, Alison at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.

Log

00:05 Intro; 00:35 Background and family; 1:10 Type of education received before service; 1:20 Family members also in military; 1:28 Decision to enlist; 1:53 Family's feeling about enlistment; 2:03 Length of time in military; 2:09 First days in military; 2:58 Basic training; 3:47 Instructor's personalities; 4:04 Typical day in basic training; 4:20 Specialized training; 4:52 Where he was stationed; 6:31 Jobs or things that made it really interesting; 7:40 Peacetime domestic assignments; 8:07 Most challenging assignments; 9:16 Typical day in challenging assignments; 9:50 Unusual event that happened on assignment; 10:41 Impression on native people while stationed; 11:27 Time spent in Kosovo; 17:27 Assignment during Desert Storm; 18:33 Time spent in Kuwait: IEDs, memorable events; 20:44 Relationships with other soldiers in unit; 21:12 Keeping in touch with family; 22:01 Food during time in Kuwait; 23:35 Entertainment while not on duty; 24:11 Raining Beetles; 24:12 Highest Rank of Master Sergeant; 24:48 Leading a tern in Korea; 26:43 Retirement; 28:21 Current relationships with people in the military; 28:57 Career at Lockheed; 29:55 Reflecting on service.

Date of Birth

1963-09-25

Place of Birth

Carrabelle (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1981-09-15

2001-10-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Security Forces

Location of Service

Kosovo; Kuwait

Highest Rank

Master Sergeant; MSgt

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Desert Storm; Kosovo Campaign

Medals

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal

Achievements

See the video

Note

Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal twice.

City of Birth

Carrabelle

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Walter, Alison

Interview Date

3-25-2014

Location of Interview

Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.

Subjects

Rochelle, Jimmy L.; Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Walter, Alison

Length of Interview

32 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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