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Oral History interview of George Hudson. Interview conducted by Jenkins, Daniel through Skype.


1:20 Joined the military for several reasons ranging from the impact of the 9/11 attacks on the United States on 9/11; 2:44 Frankie discusses how upset he was about the 9/11 attacks on the United States; 3:40 Discusses how he felt like he needed to prove himself because he didn't feel adequate and felt the Marines would shape him; 4:20 The military was one of the best things he did. He was very interested and "gung-ho" about joining the Marines; 5:50 Frankie discusses his many reason for leaving the military; 7:00 discusses how in the military and in war it was mission accomplishment before troop welfare; 9:55 He speaks about how he got what he wanted out the Marines and it wasn't necessarily everything he had looked forward to; 10:00 Frankie discusses the culture shock of boot camp and how his experience; 19:30 Frankie discusses how his other best moment was surviving the battle of Ramadi in Iraq and coming home; 26:40 Frankie discusses the loss of his friend who was a part of a platoon who was pinned down by the insurgency and were retreating back to a friendly position when he detonated an IED; 30:49 Frankie discusses how he and fellow Marines didn't necessarily fight because of wanting to win the war but more of for wanting to keep their fellow Marines alive and protecting each-other; 38:10 Frankie discusses his experience of using marijuana during his tour in Iraq on duty in a rare occurrence.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Orlando (Fla.)




White - Hispanic

Home State


War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom



Begin/End date of Service - 1st



Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Charlie Company, Weapons Platoon, 2nd Marine Division

Location of Service

Ramadi (Iraq)

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury



Battle of Ramadi


Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Combat Action Ribbon; Iraq Campaign Medal


Mk 153 S.M.A.W. Gunner/Team Leader


Medal details: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ Combat V (Valor).

City of Birth


Country of Birth

United States


Jenkins, Daniel

Interview Date


Location of Interview

39 Minutes


Hudson, George F.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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


Jenkins, Daniel

Length of Interview

39 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


Video; MovingImage


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type