Oral history interview of Tae Y. Shin. Interview conducted by Jonathan Mcleod at Offices of Roetzel & Andress.
0:32 Early life; 1:25 What motivated him; 2:10 Feelings towards bootcamp; 3:23 Post bootcamp experiences; 4:00 Life after discharge; 5:05 Enlistment in the National Guard; 6:58 Officer Candidate School; 8:26 9/11 effect on experience; 10:23 Ranger school; 13:00 04 Hurricane season; 14:45 Afghanistan deployment; 19:32 Combat experiences; 22:02 View on Afghans; 25:23 Bronze star; 24:30 Capturing #3 bomb maker; 27:25 Other notable experiences; 29:27 Life post-deployment; 32:22 Overall thoughts on military.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Army National Guard
Unit of Service
2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, Florida National Guard
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Offices of Roetzel & Andress.
Shin, Tae Y.; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; National Guard; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Officer Candidate School; Afghanistan; Hurricane, 2004; Combat
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Tae, Shin Y., "Shin, Tae Y. interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 60.