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0:00 Introduction; 0:25 Place of birth; 0:35 Occupation of parents; 0:47 Size of family; 0:56 Description of childhood; 1:54 Description of education; 2:19 Motivations to join the military; 3:23 Motivations in choosing the U.S. Army; 4:15 Experiences in recruitment; 6:03 Description of when Basic Training began; 6:25 Family's reaction to Army enlistment, further motivations for joining; 7:31 Ambitions for career within the Army; 8:26 Location, date and description of Basic Training; 14:56 Description of experience with Drill Sergeants; 20:20 Peculiarities of male supervision; 21:41 Graduation from Basic Training; 23:36 Transfer to Colorado; 25:50 Training for photography; 28:47 Description of life at Lowry Air Force Base; 30:10 Transfer to the Big Red One in Germany; 33:11 Responsibilities and tasks as Division Photographer; 37:12 Reconnaissance jobs; 41:04 Health problems from chemicals; 43:04 Gender issues in Army; 47:19 Description of most memorable flight; 50:33 Experiences at Dachau; 54:26 Recreational activities while in Germany; 56:43 Frequency of contact with family while deployed; 57:35 Funny incident of General spilling beer; 58:59 Discharge from the Army; 59:26 Description of debriefing process at Fort Huachuca; 1:02:27 Medals, problems in getting official acknowledgment; 1:04:51 Transition to civilian life; 1:06:39 Contact with people in the Army; 1:07:16 Description of what could have been done differently; 1:08:44 Description of how the Army met expectations upon enlistment; 1:09:47 Further motivations for enlisting; 1:13:16 Becoming VFW Commander in California; 1:14:50 Priorities as VFW Commander; 1:19:04 Closing words; 1:19:20 End of interview.

Date of Birth

1962-03-23

Place of Birth

Hollywood (Calif.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

California

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

October 1980

October 1984

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1st Infantry Division "Big Red One"

Location of Service

Germany

Highest Rank

Specialist

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Lebanon; Battle for San Salvador; Battle of Berlin

Medals

Unknown

Achievements

The veteran served as a female Combat Photographer.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Hollywood

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Fall 9-26-2017

Location of Interview

Colbourn Hall, University of Central Florida

Subjects

Brown, Rebecca; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; 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

Grande, John

Length of Interview

80 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

audio

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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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