Oral history interview with Laura Noemi Acevedo Egudin. Interview Conducted by Pedro Marrero Acevedo at Trevor Colburn Hall, UCF, Orlando, Florida on November 7, 2018.
0:45 Birthplace; 1:03 Family; 3:10 San Juan Growing Up; 4:41 Why Enlisted in Army; 6:25 When Joined; 7:53 Boot Camp; 11:16 Additional Training; 13:40 Equal Opportunity Advisor; 15:35 Army Pre and Post 9/11; 20:08 Typical Day Serving; 22:17 Difference in Interactions between Puerto Ricans and Mainland US; 24:42 Communications with Home; 25:40 Leave; 26:34 Most Memorable Experience While on Leave; 29:01 Why Leave the Army; 30:16 Meeting Husband; 31:26 Life After Service; 32:09 Reintegrating into Civilian Life; 33:46 How Received after Service; 34:51 Remaining in Contact with other Soldiers; 35:37 Applying Military Training to Civilian Life; 37:07 College after Service; 39:04 Veteran Organizations; 39:15 Anything Else and Closing Statements.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
San Juan (P.R.)
White - Hispanic
War or Conflict
Persian Gulf War
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Sergeant First Class; SFC
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Operation Desert Shield; Operation Desert Storm
Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Reserve Achievement Medal; National Defense Service Medal with 2 Mobilization Devices; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Non-Commissioned Service Ribbon; Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device and 20 Years Device; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Equal Opportunity Adviser
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Trevor Colburn Hall, University of Central Florida
Egudin, Laura Noemi Acevedo; Women and the military -- United States; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Egudin, Laura Noemi Acevedo interview" (2018). Veterans Oral Histories. 610.