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Description

Oral History interview of Carl Hernandez. Interview conducted by Carter, Brooke at Mr. Hernandez's home in Ocala, FL.

Log

0:40 Biographical information and childhood; 1:50 Pre-military education; 2:22 Decision to go into military; 2:58 Family's feeling about decision to enlist; 3:15 Basic training; 5:00 Additional training; 6:05 First active duty assignment; 7:12 Stateside postings; 8:25 Daily life on an AFB; 13:30 Individual role; 14:47 Overseas tours; 16:00 Overseas responsibilities; 17:12 Overseas camaraderie; 17:45 Foreign allies/ civilians; 18:03 Most memorable overseas experience; 18:38 Operation Desert Storm; 20:52 Duties as Spokesman for Air Force Intelligence; 22:37 Most memorable experience as spokesman; 24:00 Decision to leave service; 25:00 Awards and accolades; 26:45 Post-military life and career; 31:30 Final thoughts.

Date of Birth

1963-09-30

Place of Birth

Havana (Cuba)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1984-10-01

2004-11-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

HQ Air Intelligence Agency

Location of Service

Central America; Southwest Asia

Highest Rank

Master Sergeant; MSgt

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Operation Desert Storm

Medals

Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Marksmanship Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon; Basic Training Medal; Outstanding Unit Medal

Achievements

Command Briefer/ Field Promotion

Note

"I had the honor of serving our great nation both stateside and overseas tours, along with tours of duty to undisclosed locations in Central America and Southwest Asia. I was the key spokesperson for the Intelligence Branch of the Air Force for two years representing 13,000 personnel and to audiences spanning the National Security Agency, Congressional Visitors, Foreign Dignitaries, Allied Forces Distinguished Visitors, as well as state and local representatives, and the press." - The Veteran.

City of Birth

Havana

Country of Birth

Cuba

Interviewer

Carter, Brooke

Interview Date

7-20-2014

Location of Interview

Mr. Hernandez's home in Ocala, FL.

Subjects

Hernandez, Carl; 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

Length of Interview

34 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

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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