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Description

Oral history interview with Erica Lauren Florio. Interview conducted by Jared Crespo in Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida on September 27, 2018.

Log

0:18 Birthplace; 0:25 Growing up in Southern Delaware; 0:57 Family; 1:38 Decisions that led to Joining Military; 2:53 Why Air Force; 3:33 Thoughts Going into Basic Training; 4:32 Remember any Specific Instructors; 4:53 Acclimation to Military Life; 5:44 Specialized Training; 6:06 Location Served After Training; 6:50 Notable Experiences in Italy; 7:48 Husband; 8:40 Learning Italian; 8:54 Main Motivation While Serving; 10:05 Friendships During Service; 10:58 Morale; 11:52 Proudest Accomplishment; 12:42 Things Missed; 14:20 Interactions with Locals; 15:10 Friction Between Nationals; 16:30 Communications with Family; 17:40 Father and Grandfather’s Service; 18:30 Final Rank and Years Served; 18:35 Thoughts at End of Service; 19:32 Adjusting to Civilian Life; 20:50 How Military Experience Aided in Current Work; 21:28 What Civilians take for Granted; 23:28 Veteran Organizations; 24:20 VTAS Healthcare; 27:01 How Service Affected Daily Civilian Life; 27:50 Remain in Contact with Fellow Vets; 29:12 Regrets; 30:08 Change in Support of Veterans; 31:50 Advice for those who Might Enlist; 32:36 Anything Else; 32:54 Message for Future Generations.

Date of Birth

1987-08-31

Place of Birth

Dover (Del.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Delaware

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2007-01-01

2016-04-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Unknown

Location of Service

Aviano Air Base (Italy)

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant; SSgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

None

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Served as Pediatrician and Dental Hygienist.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Dover

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Crespo, Jared

Interview Date

Fall 9-27-2018

Location of Interview

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida

Subjects

Florio, Erica Lauren; Women and the military -- United States; Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Personal narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Crespo, Jared

Length of Interview

34 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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