Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Jason Fitzgerald. Interview conducted by Carpinone, Kevin at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:40 Early life; 2:28 Thoughts on Iraq/Afghanistan before joining; 3:02 Highest education level/Marine Corps Reserve; 3:50 Military family expectation; 4:38 Basic training location/advanced training; 5:42 Basic day; 6:40 Memorable memory from recruit training; 7:14 Remember most of training; 7:30 Training preparation/station after training; 8:30 Duties while stationed; 9:27 Recruiter position; 9:46 Out of duty- relaxation; 10:22 Deployment to Iraq; 12:53 Duties in Iraq; 14:25 2nd Deployment Fallujah; 17:20 Initial invasion vs. Fallujah; 19:24 Communication with friends and family; 20:32 Deploy to Afghanistan; 23:45 Thoughts of Afghanistan vs. Iraq; 25:43 Changing thoughts; 29:31 Typical day in Afghanistan; 31:20 Typical day in Afghanistan vs. Iraq; 32:37 When not working in Afghanistan; 34:12 Afghanistan vs. Iraq combat; 36:22 Medals while serving in Marine Corps; 36:50 Purple Heart; 38:52 Becoming a recruiter; 40:30 Substance abuse counseling officer; 43:16 Most memorable moment in Marine Corps; 44:16 Left Service; 45:07 Decision to leave Marine Corps; 47:06 Disillusion/Disappointment in soldiers; 50:12 Shift in reasons to join; 51:15 Service assistance; 52:02 Veteran's groups; 53:32 Advice for others; 55:37 End.

Date of Birth

1976-11-18

Place of Birth

Alice (Tex.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Texas

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1995-08-01

2015-12-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

2d AABN, 2d Marine Division

Location of Service

Richmond (Va.); Camp Lejeune (N.C.)

Highest Rank

Gunnery Sergeant; GySgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Operation Phantom Fury; The Battle for Marjah

Medals

Purple Heart; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Achievements

Recruiter, AAV's

Note

In Iraq and Afghanistan; received The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (NAM) twice.

City of Birth

Alice

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Carpinone, Kevin

Interview Date

4-7-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Fitzgerald, Jason K.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; 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

Carpinone, Kevin

Length of Interview

55 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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