Oral history interview of Alexander Hopkins. Interview conducted by Ben Feinstein at University of Central Florida Library.
0:01-3:15 Intro - background info; 3:15-6:20 Basic training; 6:20-9:30 Advanced training; 9:31-10:20 Duties; 10:21-11:45 The food; 11:46-12:44 Free time (U.S.); 12:45-13:30 Overseas deployment; 13:40-14:00 Family contact; 14:00-15:00 Duties in Iraq [LOG INCOMPLETE]
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
1st Marine Division, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion
Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 3rd Class; HM3
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Library
Hopkins, Alexander L.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Hopkins, Alexander Luke interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 33.