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0:03 Introduction; 1:04 Birth and Early Life in Puerto Rico; 1:25 Moving Away from Puerto Rico; 2:39 Family Life; 5:25 Education; 6:19 Joining the Military; 7:55 Community life in Puerto Rico; 10:16 Choosing the Army; 10:43 Life after Enlisting; 11:26 Cultural Ties; 11:57 Basic Training; 17:44 Occupational Assignment after Basic Training; 19:58 Highest Ranking Achieved; 22:17 Locations of Military Assignments; 23:04 The First Experience in Korea; 24:49 Free Time in Korea; 25:18 Relationships With Other Soldiers; 25:40 Being Assigned to The 65th Infantry; 28:29 Prejudices and Regiment Duties; 30:08 The Battle of Uijeongbu; 31:08 Time in Germany; 32:01 Time in Fort Lewis; 33:08 Stationed in Seoul; 34:58 Differences Between Korea and Puerto Rico; 35:45 Coming Home from Seoul; 36:33 Awards from Korea; 38:48 Deploying to Vietnam; 43:07 The First Field Force and First Calvary; 44:33 Relationships in Vietnam; 45:07 Vietnam Medals; 46:15 Leaving the Military; 47:25 Meanest First Sergeant in the Army; 48:05 Thank You.

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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 collaborativeendeavor 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

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