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Description

Oral History interview of Peter Santiago. Interview conducted by Oswmer Louis at Colbourn Hall, University of Central Florida.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 1:24 Life before the military; 4:10 Choosing the military; 6:50 Basic Training; 8:30 Summary of service; 9:12 English/Spanish language barrier; 11:05 Leaving the Navy; 13:05 Initial responsibilities; 15:06 First Supervisor; 17:25 Operation Southern Watch; 22:13 Dangers of the flight deck; 26:10 Training to work on the flight deck; 27:35 Memories from San Diego; 29:23 Leaving the military (full story); 34:19 Military family; 36:54 Operation Desert Strike; 41:34 Life after the military; 42:10 Joining the National Guard; 45:30 Joining the Naval Reserve; 49:41 Completely leaving the military; 53:30 Working after the military; 55:30 Reaching out to old friends; 57:05 Reflection on military service; 58:30 Missed opportunities; 1:01:05 Memorable experiences in the service; 1:08:05 Military accomplishments; 1:11:08 Closing remarks on the Navy.

Date of Birth

1975-01-24

Place of Birth

Ponce (P.R.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

NA

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1993-02-08

1996-12-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Fighter Squadron Eleven; Delta Company 65th Infantry; Navy Operational Support Center Roosevelt Roads; Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Sixty

Location of Service

San Diego (Calif.); Puerto Rico; Naval Station Mayport (Fla.)

Highest Rank

E-5

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Southwest Asia Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Sea Service Ribbon

Achievements

F-14D Plane Captain; F-14D Ordnance man; Carrier Air wing Arm/Dream Crew member; TOW Systems Operator

Note

The veteran served in NAS Miramar, San Diego, California; Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Was in Operation Southern Watch and Operation Desert Strike.

City of Birth

Ponce

Country of Birth

Puerto Rico

Interviewer

Louis, Oswmer

Interview Date

Fall 11-29-2017

Location of Interview

Colbourn Hall, University of Central Florida

Subjects

Santiago, Peter; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; 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

Louis, Oswmer

Length of Interview

73 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


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