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Description

Oral History interview of Edwin Marrero. Interview conducted by McGreal, Analise and Dutmers, Jill at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:45 Family Background; 3:09 Cultural Identity; 7:47 Early Days in the Military; 18:30 Travel Experience; 22:50 Military Career and Leadership; 30:27 Leadership Style and Religion; 33:44 Combat Service; 35:27 Service Injuries; 36:42 Casualties; 37:22 Friendships; 39:36 Communication during Service; 41:19 Retirement; 43:01 Involvement with Orlando School System; 44:16 Veterans Advisory Councils; 47:43 Retirement, cont.; 50:53 Military Achievements; 51:14 Current Involvement with Veterans Advisory Council; 53:36 Recognition in Public; 55:57 Views on Hispanic and American Culture; 57:54 Conclusion/ Importance of Being an American.

Date of Birth

1934-06-14

Place of Birth

Chicago (Ill.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1971-06-27

2013-01-11

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

143rd Sustainment Command

Location of Service

Orlando (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Colonel; COL

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Medals

Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal

Achievements

Staff Operations and Training Officer; Commander, 3220th GSU (FS); Dep Cdr, 32nd Trans Gp; Commander, 76th TC Det; Commander, Co C, 2nd Bn, 65th Inf Regmt.

Note

An honor to serve those that serve and served. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal six times.

City of Birth

Chicago

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

McGreal, Analise; Dutmers, Jill

Interview Date

3-18-2015

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Marrero, Edwin R.; 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

McGreal, Analise; Dutmers, Jill

Length of Interview

61 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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