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Description

Oral history interview of Alexander Hopkins. Interview conducted by Ben Feinstein at UCF Library.

Log

00:00-3:15 Intro - background info; 3:15-6:20 Basic training; 6:20-9:30 Advanced training; 9:31-10:20 Duties; 10:21-11:45 The food; 11:46-12:44 Free time (U.S.); 12:45-13:30 Overseas deployment; 13:40-14:00 Family contact; 14:00-15:00 Duties in Iraq [LOG INCOMPLETE]

Date of Birth

1984-08-23

Place of Birth

Lancaster (Calif.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

California

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2002-07-19

2008-08-16

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

1st Marine Division, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion

Highest Rank

Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class; HM3

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

See the video

City of Birth

Lancaster

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Feinstein, Ben

Interview Date

3-30-2011

Location of Interview

UCF Library

Subjects

Hopkins, Alexander L.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

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

Feinstein, Ben

Length of Interview

30 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Sound; Audio

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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