Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of David Lara. Interview conducted by Rodriguez, Manoel at Veteran's Home in Orlando, FL.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:42 Early Life; 1:25 Father's service impacting his decision to enlist; 2:00 Other Reasons for joining the Marine Corps; 3:04 Experiences in Boot Camp; 4:40 Memorable Experience in Boot Camp/ Heat Stroke; 7:30 Father's teaching and impact on military training; 9:00 Marine Corps Graduation/ Relationship with the training platoon and drill instructors; 10:42 Joining the Marine Corps during the Iraq and Afghanistan War; 12:20 Role in Operation Enduring Freedom; 15:30 Experience of deployment to Korea; 17:25 Training received during Marine Corps Service; 18:46 Mr. Lara's Service in Washington State; 20:16 Personal Feelings about his military service; 21:54 Life after the Marine Corps/Education at Full Sail; 24:07 Video Game Art and Creation; 25:10 Military service's impact on career; 26:23 Feelings about life after the military/ Interactions with civilians; 28:33 Advice for people considering enlistment/ Feelings about civilians' lack of appreciation for soldiers; 31:38 Contact with other veterans; 32:18 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1990-02-05

Place of Birth

Beaufort (S.C.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

South Carolina

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2008-07-21

2013-07-21

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

Security Forces Battalion, Naval Base Kitsap, Washington State; 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Fox Company 1ST Platoon Camp Horno, Camp Pendleton, California

Location of Service

Korea; Washington (State)

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Achievements

See the video.

City of Birth

Beaufort

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Rodriguez, Manoel

Interview Date

4-2-2015

Location of Interview

Veteran's Home in Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Lara, David; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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

Rodriguez, Manoel

Length of Interview

33 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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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