Holliday, Kennedy L. interview
Oral History interview of Kenneth Holliday. Interview conducted by Carlos A. Rivera at University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.
0:31 Birth and Childhood; 1:34 Reasons for Entering the Service; 2:48 Date of Enlistment; 3:47 Family in Service; 4:41 Initial Training; 10:09 First Deployment; 12:28 Assignment to Iraq; 14:19 Experiences and Responsibilities in Iraq; 18:18 History of Military Unit; 19:39 Responsibilities as Sergeant; 22:47 Troops Under Command; 23:28 Implementation of Training in Combat; 24:41 Contact with Enemy Combatants; 26:30 Mood/Morale of Soldiers; 28:06 Differences between Afghanistan and Iraq; 30:51 Missing Home; 32:09 Remembering the War; 34:43 Receiving of Medals and Badges; 38:05 End of Service; 42:05 Return to the United States; 43:37 Accomplishments After Service; 44:51 Missing Service; 46:20 Influences on Family and Friends; 47:26 Reenlistment; 49:39 Enlistment Advice.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
A Co. 1/30th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Operation New Dawn
Combat Infantryman Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal
Served as infantryman, team leader and squad leader.
Awarded Army Commendation Medal three times and Army Achievement Medal twice.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Rivera, Carlos A.
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.
Holliday, Kenneth; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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
Rivera, Carlos A.
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Kennedy, Holliday L., "Holliday, Kennedy L. interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 408.