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Description

Oral History interview of Carlos Velez. Interview conducted by White, Rachel and Perez, Kristine at Vet Center, 5575 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:28 Birth; 0:33 Family Background; 0:49 Moving to New York City; 1:08 Family Members; 1:49 Growing Up in New York; 3:54 Education before the Military; 4:06 Joining the Military; 5:42 First Days in the Service; 6:53 Training; 8:20 Length of Service/Decision Not to Reenlist; 9:41 Joining the National Guard; 10:34 First Days in Vietnam; 14:20 Friendship with Kevin Daley; 18:03 Stars and Stripes; 20:50 Relationships with Other Soldiers; 23:21 Puerto Rican Soldiers in Vietnam; 27:37 Relationship With Family While in Vietnam; 28:46 Recreation in Vietnam; 30:36 Contact with Locals; 31:27 Injuries; 34:40 End of Service; 35:44 Returning Home from War; 39:41 Life After the Army; 40:21 Experience in the National Guard; 41:50 Discrimination; 45:53 Moving to the South; 48:26 Retirement from the National Guard; 50:39 Veterans Groups; 51:22 Life Today; 52:31 Advice for Someone Joining the Military; 54:43 Final Thoughts.

Date of Birth

1948-03-01

Place of Birth

Manati (Puerto Rico)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1966-04-07

1968-04-05

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1st Cavalry Division; 1st of 7th Cavalry Battalion Company A

Location of Service

Vietnam

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Achievements

See the video

Country of Birth

Puerto Rico

Interviewer

White, Rachel; Perez, Kristine

Interview Date

3-27-2015

Location of Interview

Vet Center, 5575 S Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Velez, Carlos; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

White, Rachel; Perez, Kristine

Length of Interview

59 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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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