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Description

Oral History interview of Roland Taylor. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Date of Birth

1983-11-01

Place of Birth

Tallahassee (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2003-10-10

2011-03-16

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

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

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

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

Achievements

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.

Note

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

Tallahassee

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Daniel

Interview Date

10-9-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Taylor, Roland; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps Reserve

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

Bradfield, Daniel

Length of Interview

142 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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