Authors

Grande Chinseta

Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Chinseta Grande. Interview conducted by Grande, Chinseta at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:33 Birth and Early Childhood; 3:46 Decision to join the military/marines; 6:54 Family in military/reaction; 9:40 Joining the Marines; 15:16 Traveling to Paris Island; 17:12 Initial activities at Boot Camp; 18:05 Female battalion and being with females exclusively; 19:16 Marine Corps training objectives; 19:45 Female drill instructors; 21:20 PRT and IT; 24:15 Paris Island sandpit and sand fleas; 26:22 End of Boot Camp and the Crucible; 31:38 Different phases of Boot Camp; 34:05 Choking on an orange; 37:05 Boot Camp prom queen; 40:00 Peeping Tom; 44:00 Getting sick during Boot leave; 45:54 MCT; 47:30 Combat Buddy; 48:43 MRE's at MCT; 55:45 MOS school; 57:24 HMX1 Presidential Helicopter Squad; 49:30 SSD; 57:55 Working in Fiscal department; 1:03:17 Presidential trips; 1:04:25 Living conditions and social life at Quantico; 1:07:15 Communicating with friends and family; 1:08:05 Medals; 1:08:45 Volunteering with the community; 1:13:35 Leaving the Marine Corps; 1:14:50 Going to college after leaving; 1:16:35 Changing degrees; 1:18:30 Military experience translating to civilian work life; 1:19:55 Advice for future service members; 1:24:25 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1986-11-08

Place of Birth

Santa Rosa (Calif.)

Gender

Female

Race

Asian

Home State

California

War or Conflict

Post-Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

Marine Helicopter Squadron One- Presidential Helicopter Squadron

Location of Service

Parris Island (S.C.); Quantico (Va.)

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Presidential Service Badge; Good Conduct Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; National Defense Medal

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Received The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal twice.

City of Birth

Santa Rosa

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Grande, Chinseta

Interview Date

2-16-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Grande, Chinseta; Post-Cold War Era; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Marines

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

Grande, Chinseta

Length of Interview

85 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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