Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Benjamin Mace. Interview conducted by Tammaro, Elizabeth at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida.

Log

0:01 Lead, parents' occupation, previous occupation, relationship with family; 1:53 First days of service, boot camp, decision to choose Marines; 4:23 Influences to enlist; 5:56 Places stationed and job description; 8:43 Typical day in Iraq, 21st birthday; 16:48 Feelings on discharge; 20:22 Present contact with old unit; 20:52 Job at Lockheed Martin, relation to job in Marines; 23:26 How experience changed opinion of military; 24:46 Keeping contact with friends during service, what was missed; 28:42 End.

Date of Birth

1984-06-04

Place of Birth

Orlando (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

2007-05-04

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Highest Rank

Sergeant; Sgt

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Orlando

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Tammaro, Elizabeth

Interview Date

3-25-2014

Location of Interview

Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Mace, Benjamin T.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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

Tammaro, Elizabeth

Length of Interview

28 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

Semester

Spring


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