Oral History interview of Roland Taylor. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
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
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Unit of Service
Charlie Company, 8th Tank Battalion; 4th Marine Division (Tallahassee); Direct Support Motor T Company Alpha; 6th Motor Transport Battalion; 4th Marine Logistics Group (Orlando); Transportation and Support (TS) Company; 2nd Supply Battalion; 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) (Iraq)
Location of Service
Tallahassee (Fla.); Orlando (Fla.); Iraq
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Humanitarian Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Iraqi Campaign Medal; National Defense Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Graduated with Honors from Boot Camp; Graduated with Honors from Tank School; Was named Fire Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and Platoon Commander; Meritoriously promoted to Load Master for Platoon, TS Co. Iraq, Assistant Convoy Commander for 6 convoys, TS Co., Iraq, and Assistant Convoy Commander during a 1 week named raid in November 2007 near Hawas, Iraq; Was a.50 Caliber Machine Gun Instructor, TS Co., Iraq.
Humanitarian Service Award was given for work in the Hurricane Katrina and Rita cleanups; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal was granted for service in Iraq.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
Taylor, Roland; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps Reserve
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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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Roland, Taylor, "Taylor, Roland interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 334.