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Description

Oral History interview of Joseph Ortner. Interview conducted by Lambert, Fred; Tran, Tristan at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Log

0:42 Biographical information, childhood; 1:06 Family members in the military; 1:32 Pre-military education; 1:57 Pre-military employment; 2:16 Motivation for enlistment; 3:08 Family's opinion on enlistment; 4:04 Basic training; 7:49 First assignment to a unit; 8:12 First tour of Iraq; 9:07 Reconnaissance training; 9:40 Mission objective in Iraq; 11:30 Opinion of Iraq; 13:17 Communicating with family; 14:15 Daily life in Iraq; 15:40 Layout of barracks; 16:37 Most memorable moment in Iraq; 18:00 Interaction with Iraqi civilians; 19:08 Details on patrolling; 20:09 Transition between first and second tours; 21:18 Thoughts on combat; 24:20 Opinion on the enemy; 26:04 Most memorable moment of second tour; 28:13 Encounters with IEDs; 29:35 Leave during second tour; 30:25 Downtime activities; 30:54 Hurricane Katrina aftermath; 33:55 Decision to leave Army; 35:05 Transition into civilian life; 36:04 Education and use of GI Bill; 36:50 Current occupation; 38:27 Continued contact with members of his unit; 39:34 Advice to new recruits.

Date of Birth

1985-08-19

Place of Birth

Warsaw (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

2008-02-19

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1st Platoon, B company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; 1st Platoon, C Troop, 1st Battalion, 73rd Reconnaissance Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Location of Service

New Orleans (La.); West Point (N.Y.); Iraq

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge

Achievements

Iraq, Katrina, West Point cadet trainer

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Warsaw

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Lambert, Fred; Tran, Tristan

Interview Date

7-16-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Ortner, Joseph; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; 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

Lambert, Fred; Tran, Tristan

Length of Interview

45 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


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