Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Zack Newton. Interview conducted by Musnick, Russell at UCF.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:27 Where and when were you born; 0:35 What was it like growing up there; 1:09 When moving to Florida; 1:19 Explains REBOOT (Veterans assistance program); 2:20 Parents and Siblings; 3:49 Family in Military; 4:08 When Enlisting; 4:15 Influences to Enlist; 5:18 9-11-2001; 6:30 Family Reactions to Enlistment; 7:57 Location of Bootcamp and First day like; 9:50 Overall experience of Bootcamp; 12:12 Normal day of training; 14:45 Feelings towards drill instructors; 16:19 Adapting to US Marine life; 17:19 Special moment during training; 20:20 Feelings about Bootcamp graduation; 20:52 Military Operations taken part in; 21:05 Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan 2nd Deployment; 23:25 1st Deployment - Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU); 28:20 Civilian Interaction during both deployments in Europe and Middle East; 30:16 Opinion on militarizes of the Middle East; 34:57 Awards; 37:04 Feelings of returning home; 40:52 Would you go do it all over again if given the chance; 43:50 Anything to add; 45:35 How did you feel about bin Ladens death; 46:34 Closing.

Date of Birth

1989-03-19

Place of Birth

Atlanta (Ga.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Georgia

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2009-03-20

2013-03-20

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

3rd Battalion 10th Marines

Location of Service

Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Mediterranean Sea; Kabul (Afghanistan)

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unknown

Medals

Navy Commendation Medal; Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Please see video.

Note

26th Marine Expeditionary Unit - naval mission all over Mediterranean.

City of Birth

Atlanta

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Musnick, Russell

Interview Date

Fall 11-4-2016

Location of Interview

UCF

Subjects

Newton, Zachary; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- 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

Musnick, Russell

Length of Interview

47 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

Fall


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