Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Edwin Perez. Interview conducted by Webb, Josh at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:25 Birthplace; 0:35 Growing up in Brooklyn; 1:10 Siblings; 1:32 Parents occupation; 1:57 Education before the Marine Corps; 2:10 Family service in the military; 2:21 Influence to join the Marine Corps; 2:41 Parents reaction to joining; 3:03 Military Occupation Specialty; 3:10 Boot Camp location; 3:21 Impression of Boot Camp; 3:35 Typical day in Boot Camp; 3:58 Additional training; 4:55 Communicating with family while in training; 6:00 First assignment at Camp Lejeune; 6:35 MOS training; 7:00 Stationed in Hawaii; 7:43 Duties and training in Hawaii; 8:15 Communicating with family in Hawaii; 8:35 Evacuation team; 9:05 Missing the Vietnam War; 9:22 Dream sheet; 10:12 Living conditions; 10:22 C-Rations; 11:05 Medals and awards; 11:40 Making friends; 12:35 Feelings upon leaving the service; 14:05 Public reaction to having served; 15:30 Training and careers after the military; 17:17 Lessons learned from the military; 17:48 Veterans groups; 18:15 Advice for prospective service members; 19:30 Regrets; 20:35 Regrets not going to school; 21:35 Service members struggling with addiction and pain; 22:20 Providing support for service members; 23:35 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1959-06-27

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1977-09-01

1997-09-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

24, Camp Lejeune and 4th Brigades

Highest Rank

Sergeant;Sgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Presidential Citation

Achievements

Communications; Commo Chief

Note

Won Presidential Award twice. Awarded as a member of the evacuation Team.

City of Birth

New York

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Webb, Josh

Interview Date

3-15-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Perez, Edwin; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines

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

Webb, Josh

Length of Interview

24 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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