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Description

Oral History interview of Ricardo Delbrey. Interview conducted by Thorp, Alex at University of Central Florida, Orlando,FL.

Log

0:40 Birth place; 1:00 Growing up as a military child; 1:55 Siblings; 2:25 Parents occupations; 3:21 Friendships with other military children; 4:32 High school in Puerto Rico and other DoD schools; 5:51 Family history of military service; 7:05 Education before entering the military; 8:25 Reasons for choosing the Army; 10:15 Army ROTC experience; 13:00 Training provided by ROTC; 14:40 Going on ADOS orders to 101st Airborne; 15:45 Getting assigned to a Brigade Combat Team; 17:20 Preparing for a unit for deployment; 19:40 Joint Readiness Training Center; 20:25 Language training; 21:25 Local Nationals as interpreters; 23:30 Impressions of Afghan police; 24:30 Interacting with locals during missions; 25:55 Communicating with family by Skype; 26:50 Taking leave; 27:40 Rainy season and operating during two days of rain; 28:38 Insurgents using Improvised Explosive Devices; 32:40 Assisting villagers during a flash flood; 35:00 Planning an ambush on Insurgents; 39:08 Ambush is attacked in a small village; 40:10 Returning home from Afghanistan and adjusting; 41:20 Receiving counseling to help cope with trauma; 43:19 Transferring to the Reserve and being activated as an instructor; 43:19 Reserve versus the Active Component; 44:00 Type of training done in the Reserves; 46:05 Being received by the community; 47:19 Using training as an MP to become Police Officer; 47:55 Going through police academy with other service members; 49:04 Transition resources provided by contracting companies; 50:15 Maintaining contact with people he served with; 51:25 Advice to prospective soldiers; 54:50 Remember why you are serving; 56:04 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1933-07-03

Place of Birth

Rota

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2008-05-01

2015-11-03

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team 101st Airborne

Location of Service

Afghanistan; Iraq

Highest Rank

Captain; CPT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Achievements

Please see video

Note

Works at the UCF Police Department. Also served in Iraq.

Interviewer

Thorp, Alex

Interview Date

2-8-2016

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Delbrey, Ricardo; 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

Thorp, Alex

Length of Interview

57 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

Semester

Spring


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