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Oral History interview of Dan Minnocci. Interview conducted by Nunez, Nyree at Patrick Air Force Base, Brevard County, FL.


0:00 Introduction, family, background; 0:58 Education and family members in service; 1:18 Life before service; 1:33 Entering the service; 2:17 Training and first assignment; 4:27 Job duties; 5:08 Living and working overseas; 6:01 Non-typical day; 7:54 Interaction with Iraqis; 8:47 Entertainment and down time; 10:29 Bond with troops; 11:05 Coming back home; 13:46 Deployment to Afghanistan; 18:01 Life in Afghanistan; 21:47 Unique experiences during second tour; 23:11 Returning home and its challenges; 25:50 Deciding to continue career in military; 26:50 Thoughts on third deployment; 29:00 Advice to future service members.



War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom;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