Oral History interview of Jorge Palacios. Interview conducted by Schneider, Sarah at Orlando, FL.
0:42 Born/Grew up Miami Beach, Florida; 1:14 Family; 2:01 Education; 2:58 Decision to Join the Marines; 5:26 Boot Camp; 8:32 School of Infantry training; 9:52 Joining unit; 13:20 Deployment to Afghanistan; 16:18 Assault of Marja/Operation Moshtarak; 18:50 Changing duties from mortar to rifle platoon; 19:54 Interaction with Locals; 22:25 Contact with home; 23:30 Food/MREs; 24:56 Operation Moshtarak/Personal duties during assault; 25:49 Hitting an IED/Casualties; 32:00 Lead truck hitting IEDs; 34:50 Second Deployment; 35:22 Getting Shot; 38:11 Leaving the Service and Disillusionment with Command Structure; 39:46 Transition to civilian life; 40:35 Awards, Ribbons, Medals; 41:30 Finding an IED; 42:26 Saving girl's life; 45:30 Plans after military; 49:35 Conclusion of Interview.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Miami Beach (Fla.)
White - Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
1st Battalion 6th Marines
Location of Service
Camp Lejeune (N.C.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Marjah
Purple Heart; Navy Achievement Medal; Presidential Unit Citation
Please see video
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Palacios, Jorge A.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES, "Palacios, Jorge A. interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 459.