Streaming Media

Description

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

Log

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.

Date of Birth

1991-10-15

Place of Birth

Colombia

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

2013-08-19

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit "Flying Tigers"

Location of Service

Lackland Air Force Base (Tex.); Moody Air Force Base (Ga.)

Highest Rank

Senior Airman; SrA

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Air Force Achievement Medal; Meritorious Unit Award; Air Force Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Air Force Training Ribbon

Achievements

Awarded Air Force Achievement Medal for meritorious service (28 March 2011 to 19 August 2013)

Country of Birth

Colombia

Interviewer

Webb, Joshua

Interview Date

9-4-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Medina, Kenny; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- 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

Webb, Joshua

Length of Interview

17 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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