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Oral History interview of Kenny Medina. Interview conducted by Webb, Joshua at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.


1:00 Biographical information and Background; 1:37 Pre-military education; 1:45 Decision to enlist; 1:59 Family's reaction to enlistment; 2:08 Basic training at Lackland AFB; 2:37 Additional training; 3:15 Memorable moment from training; 3:47 Feelings towards Air Force; 4:11 Being stationed at Moody AFB; 5:05 ROTC scholarship/commission; 5:26 Decision to be commissioned; 6:16 Most memorable moment; 7:39 Achievement medal; 8:59 Passing time/ practical jokes; 10:25 Tough times / doubts; 11:20 A-10 commission issues; 13:16 Challenging problems on base; 14:02 Community life Off Base; 15:50 Next steps; 16:37 Last comments/ closing.



War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

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