Oral History interview of Benjamin Mace. Interview conducted by Tammaro, Elizabeth at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida.
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
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL.
Mace, Benjamin T.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps
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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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Mace, Benjamin T. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 426.