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Description

Oral history interview with Tracy Lovingood. Interview conducted by John Grande in Orlando, Florida on April 6, 2016.

Log

0:24 Birthplace; 1:45 Parents; 2:05 Siblings; 2:20 Education; 2:36 September 11th; 6:58 Emotional Effects; 7:58 Family Service; 8:35 Why Join the Navy; 12:11 Family Reaction; 13:17 Delayed Entry Program (DEP); 14:05 Sonar Technician; 14:25 Military Entrance Processing (MEP); 16:05 Heading to Chicago; 16:54 Length of Boot Camp; 17:13 Arriving at the Training Depot; 19:30 Division Specifics; 22:02 Recruit Division Commanders; 23:16 Memories of Boot Camp; 24:02 Falling Asleep While Running; 25:38 Freezing Temperatures; 26:39 Boot Camp Graduation; 28:09 Weekend on Leave; 29:29 Advanced Training; 33:29 Thunderstorm; 39:06 Arriving In San Diego; 39:41 Typical Day Aboard Ship; 41:00 USS John Paul Jones; 43:59 Firefighting School; 47:12 Damage Control Petty Officer; 47:56 Sprained Ankle; 49:46 New Captain; 51:40 Navy Achievement Medal; 52:34 Torpedo Firemen School; 53:16 Deployment Length; 53:25 Correspondence; 54:26 Fellow Servicemen; 56:37 USS Decatur; 58:37 Sonar Work Center; 1:02:10 Leaving the Ship; 1:03:34 Visit From First Class; 1:04:20 Mentoring Junior Sailors; 1:05:54 Granted Leave; 1:06:57 Watching Homecomings; 1:08:00 Anti-Terrorism Training; 1:08:53 Missile Defense Agency; 01:09:18 Shellback Ceremony; 1:10:00 Splashed by Wave; 1:11:33 Discharged; 1:11:50 Last Day of Service; 1:13:06 Highest Rank Received; 1:13:12 Going Back to School; 1:13:45 Character and Morals; 1:15:02 Closing Comments; 1:15:45 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1987-11-17

Place of Birth

Homestead (Fla.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2009-01-09

2015-01-08

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS John Paul Jones; USS Decatur

Location of Service

San Diego (Calif.)

Highest Rank

STG2; Sonar Technician (Surface) Petty Officer 2nd Class

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Homestead

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Spring 4-6-2017

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Lovingood, Tracy R.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Navy

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, John

Length of Interview

76 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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

Semester

Spring


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