Streaming Media


Oral history interview of Joshua Thomas Civiletti. Interview conducted by Greg Merrado at Valencia Community College.


1:04 Enlistment date and reasons for choosing USMC; 2:59 Boot Graduation; 6:49 Deployment; 10:19 Arrival in country; 11:37 Media discussion; 12:50 Duties while deployed/operations; 14:31 Interaction w/ local population; 16:42 Corpsman/Medical; 18:30 Car bombers; 19:40 Camaraderie; 21:30 Children and intelligence gathering; 22:45 Combat w/ insurgents; 25:40 Movement; 27:45 Weapons; 29:20 Living quarters and amenities; 30:55 Support organizations (USO) and communication w/ home; 32:35 Relationships and prostitution; 34:40 Coming home; 37:17 Interaction w/ other vets; 38:55 Fallujah offensive; 39:55 Food; 41:20 Trading and under the table bartering; 42:40 Death of comrades; Gov't insurance and GI bill and other benefits (medical); 45:00 Vaccinations; 46:00 Equipment always varied/medical kit; 49:00 Wrap up and personal commentary - talking about young veterans, relationships, saving another patrol, why he fought (for constitution, not pres.), awareness of what was happening overseas before being deployed



Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury


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