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


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.



War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Interview Date


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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type