Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Lorraina Nyanza. Interview conducted by Schneider, Sarah at Veterans Center, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:35 Birthplace and date; 0:47 Growing up in New York City; 1:40 Parents occupations; 2:00 Education college; 3:00 In Harlem; 3:25 Decision to join the military training; 4:55 and duties in the Air Force; 5:57 Basic Training; 6:54 Transitioning from Basic to Technical school; 7:50 Details of training in Technical School; 8:25 Station in Turkey and impressions of the area; 9:15 Duties while in Turkey; 9:37 Relationships with fellow service members; 10:39 Interaction with Turkish culture; 11:24 Living conditions; 11:35 Sexual harassment in Turkey; 12:45 Sexual assault in Spain; 14:30 Fighting to uncover abuses; 15:25 Activities and duties while stationed in England; 18:00 Traveling around England; 19:10 Responsibility with rank; 20:10 Overseas duty to Spain; 22:35 Working with local Spaniards; 23:45 Language and communication in foreign countries; 24:25 Being an activist while in Spain; 26:54 Communicating with family; 29:00 Dealing with trust issues on return to the states; 32:00 Duties in Texas; 34:55 Contemplating continuing military service; 37:45 Life after the service and continuing education; 39:50 Reaction from the community; 42:00 Influence to pursue Criminal Justice; 44:35 Working while getting degree; 45:55 Occupation as a Social Worker after college; 47:00 Remaining in contact with fellow service members; 47:15 Veterans groups; 48:25 Medals and awards; 48:55 Current projects and confronting horrors; 53:40 Acknowledgment of fellow sufferers of assault and harassment; 55:45 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1963-10-17

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Gender

Female

Race

Unknown

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1982-12-27

1990-09-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada

Location of Service

Texas; Mississippi; Incirlik Air Base (Turkey); England; Spain; Bergstrom Air Force Base (Tex.)

Highest Rank

Sergeant

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unknown

Medals

Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Good Conduct Medal; Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon (Short Tour); Air Force Overseas Service Ribbon (Long Tour); Air Force Longevity Service Award; Air Force Training Ribbon

Achievements

Please see video

Note

UCF Alum

City of Birth

New York

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Schneider, Sarah

Interview Date

3-23-2016

Location of Interview

Veterans Center, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Nyanza, Lorraina; Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Air Force

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

Schneider, Sarah

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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