Title

Holliday, Kennedy L. interview

Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Kenneth Holliday. Interview conducted by Carlos A. Rivera at University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.

Log

0:31 Birth and Childhood; 1:34 Reasons for Entering the Service; 2:48 Date of Enlistment; 3:47 Family in Service; 4:41 Initial Training; 10:09 First Deployment; 12:28 Assignment to Iraq; 14:19 Experiences and Responsibilities in Iraq; 18:18 History of Military Unit; 19:39 Responsibilities as Sergeant; 22:47 Troops Under Command; 23:28 Implementation of Training in Combat; 24:41 Contact with Enemy Combatants; 26:30 Mood/Morale of Soldiers; 28:06 Differences between Afghanistan and Iraq; 30:51 Missing Home; 32:09 Remembering the War; 34:43 Receiving of Medals and Badges; 38:05 End of Service; 42:05 Return to the United States; 43:37 Accomplishments After Service; 44:51 Missing Service; 46:20 Influences on Family and Friends; 47:26 Reenlistment; 49:39 Enlistment Advice.

Date of Birth

1990-05-30

Place of Birth

Fairfax (Va.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Virginia

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2008-07-30

2013-04-25

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

A Co. 1/30th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division

Location of Service

Iraq; Afghanistan

Highest Rank

Sergeant; Sergeant (SGT)

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Operation New Dawn

Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal

Achievements

Served as infantryman, team leader and squad leader.

Note

Awarded Army Commendation Medal three times and Army Achievement Medal twice.

City of Birth

Fairfax

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Rivera, Carlos A.

Interview Date

Fall 11-2-2015

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.

Subjects

Holliday, Kenneth; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- 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

Rivera, Carlos A.

Length of Interview

51 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

video/mp4; model/vnd.mts; DVD

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

Semester

Fall

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