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Description

Oral History interview of Jorge Palacios. Interview conducted by Schneider, Sarah at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:42 Born/Grew up Miami Beach, Florida; 1:14 Family; 2:01 Education; 2:58 Decision to Join the Marines; 5:26 Boot Camp; 8:32 School of Infantry training; 9:52 Joining unit; 13:20 Deployment to Afghanistan; 16:18 Assault of Marja/Operation Moshtarak; 18:50 Changing duties from mortar to rifle platoon; 19:54 Interaction with Locals; 22:25 Contact with home; 23:30 Food/MREs; 24:56 Operation Moshtarak/Personal duties during assault; 25:49 Hitting an IED/Casualties; 32:00 Lead truck hitting IEDs; 34:50 Second Deployment; 35:22 Getting Shot; 38:11 Leaving the Service and Disillusionment with Command Structure; 39:46 Transition to civilian life; 40:35 Awards, Ribbons, Medals; 41:30 Finding an IED; 42:26 Saving girl's life; 45:30 Plans after military; 49:35 Conclusion of Interview.

Date of Birth

1989-12-23

Place of Birth

Miami Beach (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2009-03-09

2012-11-21

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

1st Battalion 6th Marines

Location of Service

Camp Lejeune (N.C.)

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Marjah

Medals

Purple Heart; Navy Achievement Medal; Presidential Unit Citation

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Miami Beach

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Schneider, Sarah

Interview Date

2-25-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Palacios, Jorge A.; 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

Schneider, Sarah

Length of Interview

50 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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