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
White - Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Charlie Company, Weapons Platoon, 2nd Marine Division
Location of Service
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
Location of Interview
Hudson, George F.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps
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 of, "Hudson, George F. interview" (2013). Veterans Oral Histories. 148.