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Description

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.

Log

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

1961-11-07

Place of Birth

San Juan (P.R.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

NA

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1982-05-25

2011-03-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Unknown

Location of Service

Unknown

Highest Rank

Sergeant First Class; SFC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Operation Desert Shield; Operation Desert Storm

Medals

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

Achievements

Equal Opportunity Adviser

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

San Juan

Country of Birth

Puerto Rico

Interviewer

Marrero, Pedro

Interview Date

Fall 11-9-2018

Location of Interview

Trevor Colburn Hall, University of Central Florida

Subjects

Egudin, Laura Noemi Acevedo; Women and the military -- United States; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Marrero, Pedro

Length of Interview

45 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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